Brock Lesnar defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 but The Beast Incarnate has been rarely seen since snapping his losing streak against The Myth.
Lesnar hasn't defended his WWE Universal title since capturing it, and has appeared ever-so sparingly even to cut promos. That hasn't stopped a variety of RAW superstars from demanding a shot at The Beast.
Brock will finally defend his title on July 9th in Dallas during RAW's freshly-renamed Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, but that's a long ways away from today (May 2). Some new details about how often Lesnar will be around between then and now have emerged.
Firstly, not only is Lesnar defending his title in July, the WWE is also planning on having him compete at SummerSlam the following month. It's unclear who his opponent will be on either date, but Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports it's likely Braun Strowman in July.
Braun was the first RAW roster member to demand a shot at Lesnar, coming down to the ring in the WrestleMania 33 follow-up RAW to tease an acceptance of Brock's open challenge. Strowman has had his attention keyed in on Roman Reigns, though.
The WWE has reported that both Reigns and Strowman have suffered injuries following their brutal Payback match, but Meltzer also notes that there's a good chance Lesnar will have faced both men before WrestleMania 34.
Months ago reports pointed to the WWE wanting to book Lesnar against Reigns as their main event for WrestleMania 34, which could mean there's a very long title reign on the way for Brock. This is especially probable because of how little he's been used since beating Goldberg.
Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Dean Ambrose have all also put their sights on Lesnar. If Brock is going to hold the title for an extended stretch, there's a chance he could face a number of those ready to contend at the top of RAW's roster between now and WrestleMania.
Regardless, Lesnar is expected to be more present than he was back during his 2014 title reign, according to Meltzer. Brock worked less than a handful of matches before dropping the title at WrestleMania 31, with Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and pinning Roman.
There are some great bouts to be lined up between RAW's top talents, and the WWE is clearly trying to make it a slow burn as they build up the hype around Lesnar's next appearance. Fans won't be happy about a part-time champion, so they'll have to work some magic with the rest of the true contenders representing the red brand.
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