latest news on Brock Lesnar and Dave Bautista
Contrary to prior reports that Brock Lesnar will only appear a week or two prior to WrestleMania, it seems that we will get to see much more of him in the Road to WrestleMania.
As it is well known, Lesnar has become a part-time performer in WWE for a few years now. He is usually just seen for the build-up for 4 big events for WWE in Wrestle Mania, Summer Slam, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble. After defending his title against Finn Balor at Royal Rumble, he was last seen on RAW on the 28th January episode when he hit 6 continuous F-5s on Seth Rollins and was not expected to show up until 1st April’s RAW episode.
However, according to recent reports, he is being advertised for 3 RAW shows in the coming months- one each in February, March, and April until Wrestle Mania. Lesnar is now expected to appear at RAW on 25 February in Atlanta, Georgia, 18 March in Chicago, Illinois, and then on 1 April at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Interestingly, he is also advertised to work a match on 18th March episode of RAW. We wonder who will run into Suplex city on that day. Definitely not Seth Rollins. Maybe Dean Ambrose will get a parting gift.
On the other hand, Bautista is reported to meet WWE officials to finalize his Wrestle Mania plans. The meeting took place on 7th February at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The original plan for Batista was to face Triple H but H’s torn pectoral injury has sent WWE’s plan in limbo. He had to undergo surgery and he confirmed last month that he is on his way to return to the ring. With everything falling in place, most probably Bautista will face him Triple H at Wrestle Mania 35 this April.