Brock Lesnar set for WWE return in February PPV event

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WWE wrestlers Del Rio and Reigns participate during the WWE Survivor Series Reuters/Tami Chappell

Brock Lesnar is set to return once again to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in the company’s February pay-per-view Fastlane.

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, which will be hosting Fastlane, posted an advertisement in their official website announcing Brock Lesnar being one of the featured wrestlers.

Lesnar had an amazing 2015 for WWE. He started the year as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and defended his title against John Cena and Seth Rollins in a bout which can be considered as one of the Matches of the Year.

Lesnar then went on to Main Event WrestleMania 31 against Roman Reigns where he lost the title, not to Reigns but to Seth Rollins who cashed in his “Money in the Bank” contract and won the championship by pinning Reigns via Triple Threat rules. Lesnar also faced the Undertaker a number of times during the year.

WWE has Royal Rumble as its upcoming pay-per-view on Jan. 24, 2016 and Brock Lesnar has not been confirmed to appear on the show. However, given the nature of the Royal Rumble format, it won’t be surprising to hear the music of the Beast play out during the traditional Royal Rumble match.

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion did not appear in last year’s Fastlane PPV, so his appearance this year may suggest the extended number of matches placed on his contract by WWE.  

This can also mean that Lesnar may make a surprise entry in Royal Rumble, go on to win the event, thus claiming a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Fastlane. WWE may also add Lesnar to add superstar status to the PPV.

However, Jason Powell of prowrestling.net feels otherwise.

“Lesnar is not advertised on the WWE website’s live events page for Fastlane, nor is he advertised in any way for the Royal Rumble at this point. Lesnar will appear on Monday’s Raw, so we may get some clarification regarding his status for upcoming events” Powell said.

The advertised appearance on the Quicken Loans website may be removed if WWE feels the need to change their plans over the six weeks they have before the show.