If you’ve been keeping an eagle eye on the WWE scene lately, you might be wondering why “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar has been conspicuously absent from the squared circle.
It’s the kind of mystery that would make even Sherlock Holmes scratch his head. So, what’s the deal with Lesnar’s vanishing act? Well, it’s kinda complicated and yet straightforward.
Brock Lesnar’s last WWE appearance was at SummerSlam, where he lost to Cody Rhodes. Since then, he’s been missing on WWE. On January 25, 2024, the Wall Street Journal implicated Lesnar in a s*x trafficking lawsuit filed by former WWE employee Janel Grant against Vince McMahon. Dave Meltzer confirmed that Lesnar’s return was canceled due to the lawsuit, and Bron Breakker took his place.
Where Is Brock Lesnar? Why Is He Not on WWE Anymore?
Brock Lesnar’s last appearance in WWE was at SummerSlam, where he faced off against Cody Rhodes and suffered a surprising defeat.
Since that fateful night, Lesnar has been as scarce as a hairpin at a bald men’s convention, leaving fans in a state of anticipation.
Rumors were swirling like a tornado in Texas that Brock Lesnar was set to make a triumphant return in the men’s Royal Rumble match in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Wrestling aficionado Dave Meltzer even had it on his radar, suggesting that the Beast was penciled in for a comeback.
However, here’s where the plot thickens.
On January 25, 2024, the Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo) dropped a bombshell.
They suggested that Lesnar might be the “WWE Superstar” and “former UFC Heavyweight Champion” linked to a s*x trafficking lawsuit filed against none other than WWE supremo Vince McMahon.
It turns out that Lesnar was allegedly linked to this lawsuit through a former WWE employee named Janel Grant.
She claimed that McMahon tried to set up a s*xual encounter between her and a WWE superstar who happened to be a heavyweight champion in UFC – allegedly none other than Brock Lesnar himself.
Wall Street Journal went all-in and pointed its finger at the Beast Incarnate. As if this wasn’t enough drama, Dave Meltzer had more to spill than a clumsy waiter. He revealed (via Yahoo):
“I think most people know this, but Brock Lesnar was scheduled to return at the Rumble, and this was a change, obviously, that was made because of the lawsuit.”
With Lesnar’s unexpected exit, WWE had to call in a replacement. Rising star Bron Breakker stepped up to the plate and essentially took over Lesnar’s role.
He entered the Royal Rumble at No.20, eliminated four wrestlers in five minutes, and then met the same fate himself. But what about Lesnar? Will he return? According to Dave Meltzer:
“It appears that Brock Lesnar is not going to be around for a while. Some people think ever.”
The report even raises the unsettling possibility that we might have seen the last of the Beast Incarnate in WWE.
Initially, WWE had plans for Lesnar to participate in the men’s Royal Rumble match and then face Dominik Mysterio at WWE Elimination Chamber.
However, these plans went south faster than a snowbird in winter. Lesnar’s alleged involvement in the Vince McMahon allegations led to his withdrawal from both events.
With Lesnar out of the picture, Dominik Mysterio found himself thrust into the spotlight.
This turn of events hinted at a potential feud between Mysterio and Lesnar, culminating in a match at Elimination Chamber in Australia. Unfortunately, creative plans were scrapped faster than a bad movie remake.
Now, as we stand at the crossroads of speculation and uncertainty, WWE fans are left with more questions than answers.
What does the future hold for Brock Lesnar? Will he ever return to the ring? And how will this lawsuit saga unfold?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.