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. While speaking to Sportskeeda, Gerald Brisco explained why Vince McMahon was initially hesitant about signing Brock Lesnar.
“There was resistance. I don’t know… Brock was asking for a lot of money. And looking back it seems kinda silly with the numbers. He was looking for six figures to sign on, which nowadays is almost ridiculous. I was getting complaints from the budget guy that this guy is going to kill our entire developmental budget with one guy.
“And I kept saying – he’ll make you more money than that. Just overlook this one year. This guy is one of those guys that come along once in a lifetime. And sure enough, he was. So they threw all that stuff aside and said let’s figure out what it’s going to cost and how we can manipulate it into our budget.”