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.
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.