This is what Brock Lesnar’s surprise appearance at Hell in a Cell was setting up.
Brock Lesnar appears to be coming back to WWE sooner than expected.
Lesnar, who was assumed to be going on a fairly extended hiatus after dropping the belt to Roman Reigns at SummerSlam in order to pursue a return to UFC, will be appearing at WWE’s next show in Saudi Arabia, Dave Meltzer reported for MMAFighting.com.
WWE announced Monday night that Lesnar will headline the company’s Nov. 2 show in Riyadh in a Triple Threat match for the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. Lesnar’s payday for the match “is believed to be well into the seven figures,” Meltzer reports.
Lesnar inserted himself into Sunday night’s main event between Strowman and Reigns at Hell in a Cell, kicking down the door to cell and beating down both men until a referee ruled that they were unable to continue the match.
The next show in Saudi Arabia will be the second in WWE’s 10-year deal with the desert kindgom. The lucrative agreement is part of the country’s “Vision 2030” campaign to present itself as more modern and progressive, though WWE’s female wrestlers are not allowed to appear.