Botch or Hint? Brock Lesnar’s Name Shows Up on WWE SmackDown

Published 06/12/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


WWE is set to return to live shows from July 15 this year and fans are ready to see their favorite Superstars up-close and personal after a huge break due to the pandemic. It’s no secret that WWE is trying to reel in some of its biggest names for SummerSlam, and one of them happens to be Brock Lesnar. 

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‘The Beast Incarnate’ has not been seen in WWE for over a year now and fans are beginning to believe he’s in for a huge return. With Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley both been huge targets for him, there is really nothing stopping him from that blockbuster return. 

It seems as though we may have been given a huge hint by WWE over his return.

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

WWE may have dropped a hint at a Brock Lesnar return on SmackDown

On the latest episode of Friday Night SmackDown, a graphic mentioning Brock Lesnar suddenly popped up for a fraction of a second before disappearing again. The moment occurred during Bayley’s segment in which she was set to interview Seth Rollins. 

In the video above, the exact still can be found at 0:15 and it clearly mentions “WWE Champion Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. While this may just be a technical mistake, fans believe it is a huge hint given by the company. 

Currently, Roman Reigns sits unchallenged as the most dominant Superstar on the roster. Before he came, Brock Lesnar had that reputation. 

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The graphic was most probably a hint rather than an error

We could see Lesnar return to challenge the authority of ‘The Tribal Chief’ and ultimately dethrone him at SummerSlam. This technical glitch is highly unlikely since Brock hasn’t been around for over a year and even before that, he was a member of the Raw roster. 

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This is most likely a real hint dropped by WWE and we could expect to see ‘The Beast Incarnate’ making a huge comeback once live shows return. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SummerSlam 2021 is set to take place on August 21 this year at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. WWE wants this show to be of WrestleMania caliber which is why every bug card that can be pulled will be pulled. 

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There are also reports of John Cena and Edge possibly returning to form up one of the biggest and star-stacked cards the event has ever seen. Only time will tell how things proceed as fans return to the stands. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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