— Brock Lesnar is currently set for next week’s episode of RAW, where he is likely to respond to Samoa Joe’s attack on Paul Heyman. Lesnar’s appearance was officially announced on Monday night; he was previously advertised for next week’s show and will be making four appearances over the next five weeks. He is not advertised for the June 19th episode.
— Braun Strowman appears to be making his in-ring return this week. According to a commercial shown in Springfield, Illinois, Strowman is being advertised for a match against Roman Reigns for a house show in the city on June 18th.
Strowman has been out due to an elbow injury and his return was initially announced by WWE to be six months out, but reports have claimed that is a work and that he will return for an eventual SummerSlam match with Brock Lesnar.
— WWE has posted the following preview for next week’s RAW:
Samoa Joe showed no fear when he trapped Paul Heyman in the Coquina Clutch on Raw, but next Monday night, he’ll have to answer to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar hasn’t been seen on Raw since the night after he captured Team Red’s most prestigious prize from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33, but now that he has a No. 1 contender in The Samoan Submission Machine — who painfully attacked Lesnar’s advocate this week — The Beast Incarnate has decided to resurface. We might be weeks away from Joe and Lesnar’s Universal Title clash at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, but things are already heating up.
What will happen when Lesnar and Joe meet under the same roof next Monday night? Find out by tuning in to Raw at 8/7 C on USA Network.