WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar hasn't been seen inside the ring since WrestleMania 32 on April 3, when he defeated Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight.
As a part-timer within the organisation, The Beast Incarnate is in the midst of one his extended spells away from the company. Those spells can often lead to frustration amongst the WWE Universe, the majority of whom relish each match Lesnar is involved in.
As a result, reports this week claiming that the former UFC fighter was set to appear at an upcoming live event in Hawaii - one that would be broadcast as a WWE Network special - were met with huge excitement.
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The rumours emerged earlier this week and claimed Lesnar was set to face off in a tantalising match against Kevin Owens at a live event in Honolulu on June 29.
With other matches on the supposed card including John Cena vs Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka vs Charlotte, the talk was that the WWE were lining up a Network special they planned to call 'Bash at the Beach'.
Unfortunately, the WWE have now come out and confirmed that the rumours is, in fact, false.
"The company has confirmed that the event will NOT be a network special and Brock Lesnar will not be at the event.
"Lesnar is not currently being advertised on WWE’s website and he was never even asked about working the event."
That is a pretty definitive message from the WWE, and effectively stops talk of what would have been an exciting Lesnar return/Network special in its tracks.
One silver lining is that it does still appear that Cena vs Nakamuru will still be on the card at the Hawaii event. Of course, only those in attendance will actually get to see that match take place, however.
As for Lesnar, the 38-year-old could be away from the squared circle for some time yet. Only earlier today, we reported that the veteran star wouldn't be returning to WWE TV until August for the run-up to the month's SummerSlam pay-per-view.
The WWE could yet change their plans and try to lure The Beast Incarnate into the ring sooner rather than later - either at a live show, Raw or SmackDown. The chances of that next appearance coming in Honolulu, however, appear to be close to zero.
WWE fans: Who would you like to see Lesnar feud with when he does finally return? Have your say in the comments below...
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