This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW witnessed WWE Universal Champion “the Beast” Brock Lesnar finally make his return to WWE TV.
Lesnar hadn’t appeared on RAW since April after defending the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the Steel Cage Match that ended in a controversial finish. Lesnar has cemented himself as the longest reigning WWE Universal Champion since he won the title from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 last year in Orlando. For a couple of weeks, it’s been reported that The Beast intends on returning to UFC (MMA) world soon.
Lesnar will challenge UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at a date that has yet to be determined since The Beast is not eligible to compete inside The Octagon till early January, 2019. Lesnar was suspended for a year of competition after failing an United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test in his last fight against Mark Hunt. The Conqueror then announced his retirement from MMA which resulted in his suspension being frozen.
Lesnar must provide clean tests to USADA for the next few months before he is held eligible to fight in UFC again. Now that The Beast is officially back in the USADA drug testing pool, he has begun looking a little bit different according to the pro-wrestling and MMA community. Fans noticed the “change” on Twitter, noting that “The Beast” looks slightly “smaller” and lean.
— Daniel Yanofsky (@DanYanofsky) July 31, 2018
Brock Lesnar looked lean on RAW. USADA compliant lean.
— Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) July 31, 2018
— David Lowther (@lowroda) July 31, 2018
Was watching #WWERAW I have full faith in Brock Lesnar passing USADA, he looks a lot smaller.
— will tuesca (@willtuesca) July 31, 2018
@lthomasnews Lesnar on Monday Night RAW right now….looks slimmer and a bit soft….I miss USADA-less Brock.
— Steve (@SharkAttack316) July 31, 2018