WWE fans haven’t seen Brock Lesnar since WrestleMania 36, and Paul Heyman spoke about what would need to happen for The Beast to make his return.
Few fans expected Brock Lesnar to show up in WWE during the so-called “Crowdless Era”, but the move to the Amway Center with the intrigue of the Thunderdome opened up speculation about Lesnar potentially returning in the future.
It’s unclear what the future holds in terms of the presentation of the product, since we keep hearing so many rumblings of when WWE wants to run shows with fans in the audience again.
In a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Brock Lesnar’s former “Advocate” Paul Heyman, who is now aligned with the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, spoke about what would need to happen for The Beast Incarnate to show up again.
"“It depends on if there’s a worthy challenger and enough box office appeal. Right now, he’s very happy being a farmer and a magnificent father to his children. However, if there’s something that WWE can offer that intrigues, motivates, or inspires Lesnar, and if the money is right and the business is solid, I’m sure he would be willing to do it,"
That all seems like general speak with nothing interesting in there, but it’s a good reminder that there is really only one program right now that would have “box office appeal” and really only one wrestler who would be a “worthy challenger” in the next two years. Guys like Keith Lee could be good opponents in coming years, but, in 2021, I can only think of Roman Reigns as the wrestler with “box office appeal” to coax Lesnar into a return.
Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar would be an incredible story in WWE with Paul Heyman involved
Reigns’ current character might be the best in wrestling, and that’s saying something since he’s on the same brand as SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
The current Universal Champion is already adding much-needed prestige to the title, and he put on a classic with real-life cousin Jey Uso, using their individual stories to tell a powerful wrestling story at Clash of Champions.
We’ve seen Reigns and Lesnar quite a bit, but it would definitely be a different dynamic now that Heyman has joined Reigns and now that Reigns as a new character. It would be a match that many fans would pay to see or show renewed interest in WWE just to see this bout at a big Pay Per View.
Heyman didn’t say anything earth-shattering, as we pretty much knew those are the factors Lesnar looks at. He knows his worth as a draw in wrestling. But Reigns is the biggest star in wrestling among full-timers. Lesnar might say “been there, done that”, of course. However, if there’s a chance to tell an even more compelling story and have their best match yet, I think Lesnar would listen.