Two WWE superstars are set to make their return after having been off TV for a few weeks. Brock Lesnar will appear on “Monday Night Raw,” while Becky Lynch will be back the next night on “SmackDown Live.”
Lesnar hasn’t made an appearance on WWE TV since he defeated Randy Orton at SummerSlam in August, but he could become a regular on “Monday Night Raw” for the next month. He’s set to respond to Goldberg, who recently accepted Lesnar’s challenge for a match.
A date for Lesnar vs. Goldberg hasn’t been made official, but it’s pretty clear when the match is going to take place. It’s almost certain to headline Survivor Series, which is set for Nov. 20 in Toronto. Hell in a Cell is the next scheduled WWE PPV, but neither Lesnar nor Goldberg is likely to appear at the event on Sunday.
There were rumors that Goldberg might face off with Lesnar at SummerSlam, but it took another two months for the former WWE and WCW world champion to make his WWE return. He’s back to face Lesnar next month setting up a rematch from WrestleMania 20 in 2004.
Lesnar hasn’t been on “Monday Night Raw” since SummerSlam, but he did have a non-televised match in September. He defeated Orton in a rematch at a live event in Chicago.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) October 24, 2016
On “SmackDown Live,” it’s been three weeks since the women’s champion made an appearance. Becky was supposed to defend her title against Alexa Bliss at No Mercy on Oct. 9, but she was taken off the card because of an undisclosed medical issue. WWE says Becky will return on Tuesday as she gets ready for her upcoming championship defense.
The match between Becky and Alexa has been moved to “SmackDown Live” on Nov. 8 in Glasgow, Scotland. Becky returned to the ring on Saturday at a non-televised live event, but she hasn’t wrestled on TV since Oct. 4 when she was pinned by Alexa in a tag team match.
Becky still hasn’t defended her title since becoming the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Champion. She defeated Alexa, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya and Nikki Bella at BackLash in an elimination match for the belt.