Brock Lesnar was last seen in WWE when he was part of Survivor Series back in November and was able to defeat Daniel Bryan in a Champion vs Champion match.
The Beast Incarnate signed a contract with WWE which allows him to go on hiatus for months on end and only make a return ahead of a title defense, which is usually requested as part of the big four pay-per-views.
Lesnar won back the Universal Championship back at Crown Jewel at the beginning of November when he defeated his Royal Rumble opponent Braun Strowman in what was considered to be a squash match.
Strowman has since used Lesnar’s absence on Raw to be able to climb back into the Championship picture and force a rematch against the UFC based star.
Strowman’s win over Baron Corbin at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs last weekend has given him the match against Brock Lesnar at next year’s Royal Rumble which means that Lesnar will be forced to make his return to Monday Night Raw sooner rather than later.
Chesapeake Arena recently revealed on their official Twitter page that the Universal Champion is set to make his return to Monday Night Raw as part of the go-home episode of the show ahead of The Royal Rumble on January 21st, which will be his first appearance on WWE TV in more than two months.
The upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw was pre-recorded for Christmas eve, which means that there are still three episodes of the show before Strowman and Lesnar will be given center stage ahead of their Universal Championship clash as part of the first pay-per-view of the year.