1. Brock Lesnar Returning On Next Week’s Raw To Confront Samoa Joe, Possible Spoiler On Their Great Balls Of Fire 2017 Main Event Match
After being choked out by Samoa Joe on Raw, Paul Heyman received a phone call from the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar later in the show and it was revealed that Lesnar will return to WWE programming on next week’s episode of Raw to confront the #1 contender.
Below is what WWE posted regarding Lesnar’s return:
Samoa Joe showed no fear when he trapped Paul Heyman in the Coquina Clutch on Raw, but next Monday night, he’ll have to answer to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar hasn’t been seen on Raw since the night after he captured Team Red’s most prestigious prize from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33, but now that he has a No. 1 contender in The Samoan Submission Machine — who painfully attacked Lesnar’s advocate this week — The Beast Incarnate has decided to resurface. We might be weeks away from Joe and Lesnar’s Universal Title clash at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, but things are already heating up.
What will happen when Lesnar and Joe meet under the same roof next Monday night? Find out by tuning in to Raw at 8/7 C on USA Network.
As we noted before, current plan for WrestleMania 34 is for Brock Lesnar to enter the event as the WWE Universal Champion. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Lesnar will hold on to the Title all the way till WrestleMania (as he might lose it later this year and regain the Title before the Show of Shows).
But what that being said, Lesnar isn’t expected to drop the Title to Joe and is going to defeat “The Destroyer” at Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV. However, it should be noted that Joe will still be booked strong in this match and is expected to give Brock a run for his money.
Despite being scheduled to lose the match as of now, Joe’s stock on Raw is expected to rise after this match as Joe will get booked as “the guy who almost beat Lesnar” (which is a big thing as well).
We’ll keep you updated on this if anything changes.