ANAHEIM CA - OCTOBER 22: UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar weighs in at 264 lbs at the UFC 121 weigh-in at the Honda Center on October 22 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar Made WWE Return At Monday Night Raw Following Wrestlemania No-Show

Brock Lesnar returned to professional wrestling on WWE's Monday Night Raw when the former UFC star and Minnesota Golden Gophers wrestler attacked John Cena during a monologue.

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Brock Lesnar Returns To WWE, Attacks John Cena On Monday Night Raw

Brock Lesnar has quite a few fans in the Minnesota area considering his escapades both as a wrestler for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as well as his exploits in mixed martial arts as a member of the UFC (we'll forget about the failed endeavor with the Minnesota Vikings). On Monday night, however, the former heavy weight champion of the world triumphantly returned to professional wrestling by attacking John Cena on WWE's Monday Night Raw.

Lesnar didn't show up until very late in the show, during a monologue where Cena was recapping his fight with The Rock at Sunday night's Wrestlemania 28. Cena had mentioned that he wasn't ready to "call out" The Rock for next year's Wrestlemania and the crowd ran with it, starting a "We Want Lesnar" chant.

Cena ignored the chants for the most part, but eventually Lesnar's entrance music hit and the crowd went wild. The behemoth of a man then walked down to the ring, extended his hand to Cena and -- instead of the firm handshake your's truly once was given at a promotional appearance in lovely Bismarck, N.D. -- Lesnar loaded Cena on to his shoulder's before slamming him to the ground using the "F5" slam that finished quite a few professional wrestlers during his first stint in the promotion.

Lesnar than celebrated on the ring's ropes while Raw went off the air without saying a single word, meaning nothing has been officially decided, but it seems as though it could easily set up Lesnar versus Cena at next year's Wrestlemania.

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Brock Lesnar Could Be At WWE's Monday Night Raw After Missing Wrestlemania

Brock Lesnar is a Minnesota institution, having won NCAA wrestling championships as a heavyweight with the Minnesota Golden Gophers as well as keeping a home base in the state during his run in the UFC. The mountain of a man is rumored to have re-signed with the WWE now, though, and was expected to make his return to professional wrestling at Sunday night's Wrestlemania 28.


Update: Brock Lesnar Attacked John Cena On Monday Night Raw

Lesnar didn't make an appearance on Sunday night, however, and nothing was mentioned about him on the pay-per-view. Our friends over at Cageside Seats mentioned that it could all just be setting Lesnar up for an appearance on Monday Night Raw.

But he never showed up, despite reports that he was backstage at Sun Life Stadium. Maybe he was there and simply finalizing a deal to drop in at a later time or maybe he was supposed to do a run-in and the script was rewritten at the last minute. No matter what it was, Lesnar did not appear on the pay-per-view broadcast.

His name wasn't mentioned by anyone in WWE either. Well, except for The Rock during the pre-event press conference. When asked who he could envision as potential future WrestleMania opponents, "The Great One" pegged both Lesnar and Undertaker.

To that end, Lesnar could drop by tonight at Raw for a surprise appearance, seeing as it's being held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. And speculation is still high that WWE has plans to announce the main event of WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey next year on tonight's show.

If people needed a reason to tune into professional wrestling, maybe Lesnar's return is it. Maybe.

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Wrestlemania: Brock Lesnar Returns To WWE On One Year Contract

Instead of a small cameo appearance at tomorrow's Wrestlemania XXVIII event, former champ Brock Lesnar could be back to his old tricks in the ring as an active WWE wrestler. Lesnar, who has battled illness as a mixed-martial arts fighter in the UFC over the last few years, reportedly signed a one-year contract with the WWE on Saturday.

Lesnar's addition to the WWE roster coincides interestingly well with comments made by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson earlier this month, the same man who will be making his first Wrestlemania appearance since 2004 in tomorrow's main event:

It's clear if the WWE wants to squeeze another potential blockbuster buy rate out of the Rock, the last man standing to get the headline match would be the return of former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

How about it: Brock vs. Rock at WrestleMania 29?

"I'm not saying a thing," said a laughing, grinning Rock, eyebrow raised. "I didn't say anything."

The Rock silenced. That's a first.

It's clear that the WWE has its eyes on holding a historic event at some point during the next year, one that very well might take place at Wrestlemania XXIX with the two headliners opposing each other. Lesnar and The Rock are each two of the best draws in the history of wrestling, so it seems inevitable that the two will eventually square off in a match for the ages.

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Wrestlemania: Minnesota's Brock Lesnar Could Meet The Rock Next Year, Maybe?

Minnesota has a history of pretty solid professional wrestlers dating back to the days of Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair and Jesse Ventura in the AWA on to Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) and then more recent Minnesota Golden Gophers athletes like Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin and Hennig's son Joe, currently wrestling under the name Michael McGillicutty, in the WWF and WWE.

That bit of information isn't typically relevant to anything happening around these parts, but this weekend's upcoming Wrestlemania XXVIII means professional wrestling interest is at its yearly high. It's particularly relevant to Minnesota, too, as The Rock recently teased a match at next year's Wrestlemania featuring him and Lesnar.

It's clear if the WWE wants to squeeze another potential blockbuster buy rate out of the Rock, the last man standing to get the headline match would be the return of former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

How about it: Brock vs. Rock at WrestleMania 29?

"I'm not saying a thing," said a laughing, grinning Rock, eyebrow raised. "I didn't say anything."

The Rock silenced. That's a first.

It'd certainly be interesting if Lesnar and Rock -- the collegiate football player turned professional wrestler turned Hollywood actor -- set up a match at next year's Wrestlemania, but that would also likely mean Lesnar would make an appearance at this year's Wrestlemania. Things like that were rumored during Lesnar's UFC career, but it's much more possible now that Lesnar's technically retired from the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

Considering Lesnar is currently unemployed, there are matches available for him even if WWE doesn't want to plan another match that'll take a year in the making. It'd be easy to set something up with the majority of the WWE superstars, but there's a match in the making between him and Mark Calaway, the man better known as the Undertaker.

So, even if Lesnar and the Rock don't meet up, it might not be surprising to see the former Golden Gophers All-American (and Minnesota Vikings flunky) show up on Pay-Per-View this Sunday night.

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