As Reigns, The Usos and Paul Heyman were celebrating inside the ring, Brock’s music hit and sent the fans into a frenzy.
The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar made a shocking return to WWE on SmackDown and immediately sent shockwaves across the wrestling world. He came back during the closing moments of SmackDown after Roman Reigns successfully defeated Riddle to retain the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship. As Reigns, The Usos and Paul Heyman were celebrating inside the ring, Brock’s music hit and sent the fans into a frenzy. He made his way down to the ring and surprisingly offered his hand to Reigns in what appeared to be a sign of respect. When Roman gave him his hand, Lesnar picked him up and delivered an emphatic F5.
Initially, this was not the plan and now there are reports confirming that. A report from Fightful Select shed some light on how another match between the two behemoths came to fruition. This time around, it wasn’t in the original plans heading into SummerSlam as it was supposed to be Randy Orton taking on Roman Reigns. But with Orton’s unexpected injury and the need for surgery, Brock Lesnar was called to take his place. People backstage were informed of Brock’s return to SmackDown around 5 p.m. ET, however, he was not featured on the internal rundowns handed out just before the show.
Riddle revealed that Randy Orton has back difficulties during the most recent episode of RAW. The Viper is presently recuperating at home, and their future is uncertain, according to them. The Usos began the newest edition of SmackDown with a boast about their win last week. They noted The Apex Predator’s absence during the trailer. Michael Cole responded by saying that the former champion is visiting a spine specialist. WWE soon followed up with a tweet on their Twitter account, revealing further details about his injuries. Orton is presently receiving consultations with neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine doctors in order to determine the best course of therapy, according to the report.
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