Andrew Zarian (Met Man Pro Wrestling Podcast) has indicated that WWE have entered negotiations with Brock Lesnar regarding a potential SummerSlam return. WWE will resume touring in July and may rely on blockbuster names to boost interest.
I would say expect to see all of the big names that make sense… Lesnar was early on for SummerSlam plans, they were trying to do something. I think the concept behind Lesnar is to justify what we’re gonna pay him. We need a more consistent touring schedule so we can build to this and those appearances by Lesnar will help sell tickets, obviously.Andrew Zarian (Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast)
Brock Lesnar has only wrestled once for WWE since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. The former WWE Champion lost the title to Drew McIntyre on the second night of WrestleMania 36. Interestingly, Lesnar is now listed as an active Raw Superstar on WWE.com’s profiles page. The current WWE Champion on Raw is Bobby Lashley, who has long campaigned for a match against The Beast Incarnate:
Likewise, rumours suggest that John Cena is in discussions with WWE over a comeback. The 16-time World Champion, who also last appeared on WWE programming at WrestleMania 36, has been absent due to his busy acting schedule. Nonetheless, Cena wraps up his current project, HBO Max’s Peacemaker, on July 6th. Cena, like Lesnar, is one of the biggest names WWE can call upon ahead of their return to live audiences.
SummerSlam takes place on Saturday, August 21st; the location is not yet confirmed, although rumours point to the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE return to the road for the July 16th edition of SmackDown, prior to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. This will be the first arena show WWE have held in front of a crowd since March 2020. They hosted roughly 25,000 fans on each night of WrestleMania 37, nevertheless, it appears they are now looking to SummerSlam for the biggest party of the year.