We have a date and location for Brock Lesnar’s next title defense.
Lesnar was last seen on WWE television when he retained his title over Braun Strowman at the WWE No Mercy PPV (pay-per-view) event in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center on the WWE Network.
WWE is now officially advertising Brock Lesnar for the upcoming Survivor Series, which takes place on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
This is great news as it’s been well documented that WWE almost didn’t have “The Beast Incarnate” for the rest of this year. Lesnar was expected to be taken off of television. His last PPV bout of this year was supposed to be at No Mercy, which meant that the sports entertainment would be without Lesnar for the next few months.
He is not scheduled for the TLC pay-per-view that takes place in his hometown of Minnesota on October 22, 2017, at the Target Center. Keep in mind that historically, the main event on a TLC PPV is traditionally a TLC match for the WWE/Universal Championship. With Lesnar not working the event, the title won’t be on the card. Here is his updated WWE schedule:
Raw TV event - October 23rd in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Raw TV event - November 13th in Atlanta, Georgia
Survivor Series PPV - November 19th in Houston, Texas
WWE could either have Paul Heyman cut promos for him leading up to the event or add Lesnar to more dates for Raw. Time will tell how all of this plays out but it’s good to see him back on TV before 2018.
Dave Meltzer noted a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns still seems to be the plan for Wrestlemania 34 as it has been the long-term plan and has been rumored since around Wrestlemania 33. The longtime professional wrestling reporter noted that there were two guys that were rumored for singles matches against Brock earlier in the year. That would be Finn Balor and Seth Rollins.
Meltzer would go on to speculate that Balor could be the next opponent for Lesnar when he returns, which will be at Survivor Series.
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