Several fans would simply agree that Brock Lesnar is one of the most dominant pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He had two terrific runs in WWE, both of which saw him winning major World Titles and being a huge draw for fans. Brock Lesnar was not seen on WWE television ever since he dropped the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 back in 2020. Brock Lesnar was also previously called out by a Superstar from Monday Night RAW.
After being away from WWE television for over a year, Brock Lesnar made his return at WWE SummerSlam in 2021, immediately setting his sights set on Roman Reigns. He also sported a ponytail, which was completely different from what fans were used to seeing him in.
Lesnar won the WWE Championship after defeating Big E, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley in a Fatal Five-Way match at WWE Day 1. However, he would lose the title to Bobby Lashley after Roman Reigns interfered in the match thanks to Paul Heyman turning on The Beast Incarnate. After a hiatus, Lesnar came back and attacked Roman Reigns again.
He challenged Roman Reigns for his titles at WWE SummerSlam. It featured The Beast Incarnate using a tractor to destroy the ring as well.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer stated that Drew McIntyre and former NXT Champion Aleister Black were in the race to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36.
”The plan was for Lesnar to lose. The two main people under consideration at first were McIntyre and Black, but Vince chosen McIntyre. That was long before the pandemic.
When I started to understand the gravity of the situation, we were the only gig in town, we were bringing people an escape with Wrestlemania, my match was last, it had a bit of a feel good story, it could really put some smiles on faces across the world, with a happy ending to Wrestlemania, if I beat Brock and won the title. It was something that was really big to me and when I won the title it meant the world to me and I had my moment.”