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News and speculations on Brock Lesnar ‘no showing’ Raw

Brock Lesnar

We noted before how WWE advertised a segment between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for this week’s episode of Raw, only for the Beast to ‘no show’ the event.

Now Pwinsider has given an update on the situation, revealing that Lesnar was originally written to be a big part of the show featuring a ‘lengthy back and forth’ promo between Reigns, Lesnar and of course Paul Heyman.

The plans were obviously changed later on and the Big Dog ended up delivering a solo promo taking shots at the Universal Champion for not showing up.

Wrestling Observer speculates that the promo was designed to achieve the long-lasting goal of WWE of getting Reigns cheered at WrestleMania when he beats Lesnar for the title.

The idea behind it was to promote Roman as the hero who shows up and works hard opposed to Lesnar who is a part-time performer, in hopes that his no show will put heat on Brock and make the anti-Roman fanbase finally cheer for the former Champion.

Though none of these reports reveal a clear reason why the Universal Champion was not at Raw despite being advertised for the show in advance.

The speculations vary from WWE changing their mind about the Brock-Roman segment for the show to the Beast actually no-showing the event as a negotiation tactic for his resigning, forcing the company to act on the fly.

We’ll keep you posted if any further details regarding Brock Lesnar’s absence come to the light


  • Keith Learmonth

    I’d dispute that. The champion was on a lot of older episodes of Raw, albeit not every episode. Didn’t always wrestle, but there would usually be at least some build for the next title defence.

  • Ag

    20+ years ago was 20+ years ago. nobody’s asking why Hulk Hogan isn’t on WWE prime time right now. I like Lesnar but his part-time participation is played out now and a more frequently seen universal champion is probably the next step. with bliss and Miz going on about how they’re full-time Champions with much more credible championships than the current universal champion, and Lesnar repeating his 2015 performance of leveraging is contract negotiation, it’s time to decide whether or not having him as your champion part time is really benefiting the company or not

  • CC

    So five years of no champion vs 20 years of champion … yup, no wonder nobody remembers.

  • Yespage

    Roman was hated simply because Daniel Bryan was eliminated from the Royal Rumble quickly by Bray Wyatt and Reigns won it. Reigns was super over up to that point. Lesnar has had such an absurd run with WWE. His schedule is as easy as a peach and they’ve written him as a dominator, instead of the really good amateur wrestler he was (is?) in his first run with the company. Then he gets squashed by Goldberg?! It is time to end this Lesnar run.

    I think the only way to get people to cheer Reigns at WM is having Cena come in and blatantly cheat to help Lesnar try to win.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I agree with you Buzzkiller73 he also said what everybody been thinking for the last year. Brock Lesnar has been holding that title Hostage. The only reason he the longest rating Universals champion is because he is not there every week. Roman Regins will be a much better respectful champion.

  • oppa

    So this is Cena vs Rock all over again. smh

  • Omar

    Dont get worked. It is a work.

  • IAMGUEST

    A lot of you must have only been fans for the last 20 yrs or so. Previous to that, the champ was rarely on RAW and before RAW the champ was almost never on TV. I know, you will say times have changed, but times clearly haven’t changed for the better. No matter how much you hate/are sick of Lesnar, he is still the biggest draw with the most equity. Keeping him off RAW makes the casual fans want to see him more.

    On Reigns, the WWE continues to fumble one of the biggest stars in their company. The ONLY way to get him cheered is to turn him heel. Give him a 1 year run as an all out heel. Build to a turn and boom he is a made guy.

  • Darrin Tyler

    wrong. What Roman said was 100% real. I don’t care if they had it planned for him to say it, its totally true.

  • HBK

    Romantic will get booed either way dude

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It was one of his best promo every. This is going to be the end of Brock Lesnar an the WWE at WM 34. You know I don’t mind Lesnar being a Part Timer but to hold the Unversal title you have to be on Raw and every PPV. Yes maybe the whole point to have Lesnar hold the title over a year to get Roman Reigns over but at least Roman Reigns respect the business.

  • ROB-1.

    WWE should get rid of Lesnar, he is getting to be old news.