Brock Lesnar was originally supposed to leave WWE following Crown Jewel after he was defeated by Roman Reigns in their triple threat match, but this plan obviously didn’t take place since Reigns was forced to walk away from WWE as he begins his battle with Leukemia.
Instead, Lesnar won the Universal Championship at the event in Saudi Arabia on November 2nd and has since been announced as AJ Styles’ opponent at Survivor Series next weekend. Lesnar signed a new deal with WWE back on October and it is thought that this deal includes the fact that Lesnar won’t be part of this year’s TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs event.
According to The Wrestling Observer, Lesnar won’t be present for the final WWE pay-per-view of the year, which was expected to be his first title defense and “it is not clear if he will be at Royal Rumble.”
The Rumble is obviously one of WWE’s big four events and it should definitely be a show that The Universal Champion is part of since it’s highly unlikely that he’s going to defend his Championship on Raw anytime in the near future.
This was the reason why WWE fought so hard to give Roman Reigns the Universal Championship over the past year because Lesnar is a part-timer and was never around to defend his Championship when the rest of the titles were on the line.
It appears that Lesnar has fallen back into the same position he was in before and will now only be defending The Universal Champion when he wants to so it’s apparently unknown when he will make another WWE appearance after next weekend’s Survivor Series.