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WWE News: Reason why Brock Lesnar will be taking some time off

Brock Lesnar won’t be working any upcoming live events or RAW’s
Aaroh Palkar
Modified 05 Apr 2017, 19:44 IST

What's the story?

According to a report from Wrestlezone's Nick Paglino, Brock Lesnar will not perform at Raw's upcoming PPV, Payback. Furthermore, The Beast Incarnate will also not participate in any of the live events leading up to Payback or the April 3, 2017, edition of Raw.

In case you didn't know...

After getting humiliated by Goldberg on numerous occasions, Brock Lesnar finally defeated Goldberg and also won the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33. Lesnar's next opponent is currently unknown.

The heart of the matter

Lesnar won't be on any of the live events or Raw tapings leading up to Payback because of his contract, which only allows WWE to use him for a certain number of dates. The Universal Champion charges heavily for every appearance he makes, so Vince McMahon brings him out only when needed. 

Also read: Possible contenders for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship

What's next?


According to Nick Paglino's report, if Lesnar does not appear on the Raw following Payback, we won't be hearing from him for quite some time. After Payback, WWE will be packing its bags for a trip to Europe, and the chances of Brock going there are virtually non-existent. Also, as Lesnar won’t be working the live events, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns will be headlining them. 

Author's take

This situation with Lesnar is similar to the time when he won the WWE World Championship back in 2014, and then just never showed up for a long time. Not only does this diminish the value of the title, but it also gets Lesnar hated by the fans for being a lazy part-timer. 

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Published 05 Apr 2017, 15:58 IST
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