Longest reigning WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made a surprise return at Hell in a Cell during the main event Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.
Reigns pinned Lesnar a month ago at SummerSlam to capture the Universal Title and now The Beast is back for payback vengeance.
To many fans, Lesnar’s appearance at Hell in a Cell didn’t come off as a surprise for what “Advocate” Paul Heyman had said on RAW after Summerslam – that his client his not happy for being denied a title rematch inside Satan’s Structure.
With stakes higher than ever, Reigns is now set to face his biggest Universal Title defense (so far) at WWE Crown Jewel. The Big Dog will defend the championship gold against Lesnar and Strowman in a Triple Threat Match on November 2 in Saudi Arabia.
WWE has not yet disclosed an exact figure the Saudi Government is paying for putting up a show in The Kingdom. However, reports suggest that Vince McMahon’s promotion received $45 million (approx.) for the Greatest Royal Rumble that took place in Jeddah this past April.
It is rumored that WWE is also getting a huge figure for the Super Show-Down pay-per-view that takes place in Australia on October 6, 2018.
This explains how WWE can easily afford to pay $2 million to Shawn Michaels to return for one more match (mostly against The Undertaker).
It’s no secret that Lesnar will be around the WWE ring as long as Vince is able to pay him jaw-dropping eye-popping paychecks along with one title shot after another.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion entered the USADA testing pool over a month ago and has already been tested several times. If The Beast is able to provide clean tests for the next few months, The Octagon can welcome him back as early as January-end, 2019.
Lesnar is officially confirmed for a match against UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, but the date is yet to be fixed and The Beast is yet to sign a deal with UFC.
WWE Crown Jewel will take place on November 2, 2018 from King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is the second pay-per-view event as per the 10-year agreement between Saudi General Sports Authority and WWE. The event will feature the first-ever WWE World Cup.