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 last month after Roman Reigns interfered in the match thanks to Paul Heyman turning on The Beast Incarnate.
Lesnar then won the Men’s Royal Rumble match and went on to choose Roman Reigns as his opponent for WrestleMania. He then won the WWE Championship in the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match in Saudi Arabia on February 19th. He is set to defend his WWE Title against Bobby Lashley at the March 5 live event at Madison Square Garden.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed WWE’s efforts to increase attendance for the next MSG event and how hard they are working to make sure they sell more tickets for the event.
“At the end of the show, Jimmy Smith pretty much said that Lashley’s not going to be there. When he first said Bobby Lashley, I was like, ‘This is even worse than the other thing that they just did over the weekend!’ They know he’s not going to be there, but they did make it clear. They said his name, but the second time he brought it up, they go, ‘He’s not going to be there.’
So, it’s going to be a mystery guy and who knows what that will be? But it is very interesting how much they pushed the Garden because when they did that last show at the Garden and did whatever it was, I think it was 4,800 paid, 5,000 paid, which was the third-lowest since 1940, I knew Vince is not going to take this one sitting down. He’s going to do everything for the next Garden show that he can.
He put Ronda in there. He put Brock in there, which is expensive. You know, Ronda’s doing a lot of house shows, so that’s not that big of a deal, expense-wise. Brock is a big deal, expense-wise, to put him on a house show. I don’t remember the last time. Brock’s house shows, he’s done a few, and you know what? He didn’t make a giant difference in the gate on those house shows. Certainly not even close to what they’re paying him, but they’re going with it on this one. The ticket sales, they’re about 5,500 tickets out right now. They were a lot lower, but they did the two-for-one, and then pushing it on Raw like it’s something big will help. But still, 5,500 tickets and probably 1,500, 2,000 of those are probably comps, business trades. That’s pretty bad. This should jump it.”
h/t to Ringside News for the transcription