Brock Lesnar is set to defend his WWE Universal title against Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble, but questions now arise on why he has not been pushing Wrestlemania 35. Pictured: Brock Lesnar prepares to fight Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images/Rey Del Rio

Brock Lesnar has hardly been seen lately, but most know that the 41-year-old Universal Champion will see action at the WWE Royal Rumble this January. Looking beyond that, most are now wondering if "The Beast Incarnate" will still be on board when the next big event, Wrestlemania 35, comes around.

The immediate answer by most is, of course, a big yes. Various rumors tied up to Lesnar have come out, including a potential main event match against Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, as previously reported. But the more serious question right now is whether Lesnar will still be around after the WWE Royal Rumble.

Such is the question posed by Ringside News recently, singling out how no advertisement from Lesnar's end of Wrestlemania 35 has come out. Of course, it may be too early to expect such a push, meaning that could happen after the Royal Rumble. He is set to face Braun Strowman for the Universal title at the next big WWE pay-per-view.

If one is to follow the usual course of the WWE, it seems probable that Lesnar will retain the title. If that happens, will Strowman continue his feud with the champion all the way to Wrestlemania 35? If not, someone could come in between and feud with either Lesnar or Strowman. That could happen at the WWE Royal Rumble or during succeeding WWE shows.

There are several names who could intercede. One of them is Seth Rollins, who may be getting a push soon. The Kingslayer sounds like a logical choice, seeing as how his popularity will be needed to make sure that Wrestlemania 35 becomes a big success.

Had Roman Reigns been healthy, he would have been the hands-down choice to lock horns with Lesnar. But as most know, the former champion is having his own battle with leukemia.

Strowman is undoubtedly an interesting matchup, but he lacks the star power to spur interest among WWE fans. He does have a following, but there are obviously other WWE names that are far better.

As for concerns about Lesnar's future with the WWE, seeing him jump ship or go AWOL at this point would not make sense. With most stars injured, he is undoubtedly one of the big draws Vince McMahon has right now, even if he does not regularly appear in shows.

Also, one may want to consider that statement from UFC big boss Dana White. He believes that "The Beast Incarnate" is pretty busy nowadays and unlikely to re-enter the cage soon. From there, it seems obvious that the WWE has Lesnar locked up, which means fewer worries regarding his WWE future.