The build toward Lesnar's return kicked off Sunday night at WWE's No Way Out pay-per-view where Paul "Triple H" Levesque challenged Lesnar to "a fight" for their big August event. On Monday during WWE RAW, it was teased that Lesnar would come out and address the challenge.
However, Lesnar's "legal representative" Paul Heyman came out instead and said Lesnar would not agree to any challenge. After some back and forth with Levesque, Heyman was punched which should advance the storyline of trying to draw Lesnar out for the match.
Lesnar hasn't been seen on WWE tv for some time, mostly because he has already worked through a good amount of his contracted dates for his year-long contract. He returned to pay-per-view against top WWE star John Cena in April, but drew a disappointing buyrate numbers according to insiders.
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WWE surprisingly booked Lesnar to lose in his return against Cena, hurting his drawing power for future big event matches like the one with Levesque. Lesnar has been causing some controversy recently, meeting with UFC president Dana White at May's UFC 146 and raising speculation he might be returning to the Octagon.
However, White said that it wasn't a good meeting with Lesnar and many have asked whether Lesnar could even appear for UFC given the parameters of his contract that runs through next April. With Lesnar, however, the unexpected can always be expected.
With one more pay-per-view scheduled before SummerSlam, Lesnar shouldn't be expected in person until the promotional build begins in late-July.