Brock Lesnar Returns During HIAC, New SmackDown Women’s Champion

Brock Lesnar had not been seen or heard from ever since he dropped the Universal Championship to Roman Reigns at WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view last month. In the weeks leading up to his match against Reigns, rumors suggested that “The Beast Incarnate” would be taking a hiatus from wrestling in order to begin training for a UFC comeback next year. Once Raw General Manager Kurt Angle denied Paul Heyman’s request for Lesnar to receive a rematch for the Universal Championship, several fans truly believed that Lesnar had left the company at least temporarily. However, Brock Lesnar’s hiatus from pro wrestling appears to have been cut short as he has just made his official return to WWE.

THE BEAST @BrockLesnar is HERE at @WWE #HIAC?!
— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2018

Prior to Hell in a Cell last night, it was reported online that Lesnar had been spotted backstage at the pay-per-view and that he would likely be making a surprise appearance. During the main event Hell in a Cell match between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship with Mick Foley as the special guest referee, Lesnar appeared with Paul Heyman and ripped the door for the cell off of its hinges before attacking both Reigns and Strowman with pieces of a broken table from the match, which resulted in the match going to a no contest. It appears that Brock Lesnar is once again back in WWE for the time being, and he is still eager to recapture the Universal Championship as soon as possible.

#TheBeast @BrockLesnar just straight-up STOLE this show.
Neither @WWERomanReigns nor @BraunStrowman can continue! #HIAC
— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2018

SmackDown’s Becky Lynch went from being a fan-favorite in WWE to becoming a relentless and brutal wrestler, but it all came at the expense of her friendship with Charlotte Flair. With Lynch fed up with Flair stealing her moments and chances to win top titles, she turned Charlotte at SummerSlam and has continued to feud with her over the past number of weeks. Flair and Lynch faced off against each other during last night’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on the WWE Network. After going back and fourth in a highly-competitive match, Lynch got the upper hand on Flair and pinned her to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Becky was the first-ever woman to hold that particular title, and she is now beginning her second reign as champion.

SHE’S DONE IT.@BeckyLynchWWE is back on top of the mountain as your NEWWWWW #SDLive #WomensChampion! #HIAC
— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2018