Brock Lesnar was not seen on WWE television after dropping the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36. That changed at WWE SummerSlam, where he made his shocking return to WWE television and confronted Roman Reigns. Brock officially came back as a babyface, much to the delight of fans.

Brock Lesnar squared off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE Crown Jewel last week. He would be defeated by Reigns after interference from The Usos. Naturally, he was very irate at this turn of events.

Lesnar then destroyed Roman Reigns on a previous episode of WWE Smackdown. Due to this, he was indefinitely suspended. He then put his hands on Adam Pearce as he hit him with two F5s. Because of his actions, Brock Lesnar was fined $1 million by WWE.

While speaking on WWE’s The Bump, Paul Heyman talked about Brock Lesnar’s suspension and fine. Heyman made it clear that he simply doesn’t understand why WWE would suspend Lesnar after having him make his return at SummerSlam earlier this year.

“I am not paid by Brock Lesnar. I’m not concerned that Brock Lesnar can afford the million dollars. My concern is for SmackDown. From whose ass does Brock Lesnar pull that million dollars [from]? It amazes me that WWE went out of its way to create this huge surprise, not only for the WWE Universe but for your Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, and Special Counsel, Paul Heyman, by bringing Brock Lesnar back at SummerSlam.

“And then, WWE is all surprised when Brock Lesnar is Brock Lesnar. What did everyone expect was going to happen when Brock Lesnar appears on SmackDown? We’re gonna have a bunch of smiles, and handshakes and kissing a bunch of babies? C’mon! He’s a beast. That’s the box office attraction about Brock Lesnar. So, when Brock Lesnar acts like Brock Lesnar, we suspend him and fine him a million dollars? I have no invested interest in Brock Lesnar’s business – personal or professional.”

Brock Lesnar is likely to be away from WWE television for quite a while from the looks of it. In the meantime, we will have to wait and see what is next in store for Roman Reigns as his dominant run as the WWE Universal Champion is unlikely to end anytime soon.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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