03 March, 2018
'Very, very, very good, ' White replied. It's unlikely it was a creative decision to have Lesnar not appear on RAW as he was even being advertised for the show when it started on USA Network.
Reigns cut a scathing promo on Lesnar for not showing up, claiming he had no respect for the WWE.
Lesnar has continued to compete in WWE since his retirement from MMA and is regarded as one of the wrestling company's biggest stars. He lost the WWE Championship at the PPV, but has since gone on to win the Universal Championship, headlining several shows along the way.
Leaving WWE, with whom Lesnar has been under contract since 2012, seemed to be a more likely option last summer.
Reigns versus Lesnar taking place at WrestleMania April 8 has been considered a foregone conclusion for some time, so Reigns winning the Elimination Chamber Match - thus earning the title shot with Lesnar at WWE's marquee event - was predictable, but the match was laid out brilliantly.More news: Kushner Pushing Back On Kelly's Effort To Revoke Interim Clearance
Brock Lesnar is one of the most frightening men on the planet.
That doesn't mean Lesnar won't at least flirt with the idea of going back to the UFC.
It's obvious Rousey is still a work in progress as a WWE performer, but having Stephanie as an antagonist will certainly make things easier for her as she transitions from the Octagon to the wrestling ring.
It had been promoted that the victor of that match would have a face-to-face confrontation with Lesnar and Paul Heyman on "Raw".
ESPN argues that if Lesnar really want to make a return to the MMA scene, he would have to begin by entering the USADA's drug-testing pool and continue his six-month suspension after testing positive for prohibited drugs before his fight with Mark Hunt in UFC 200.
WWE.com picked up Paul Heyman's confirmation that Lesnar will be at Chicago for the live house show, labelling it as Heyman addressing Brock Lesnar's future. Or it could be that WWE was upset about the Dana White photo and told Lesnar not to come to the taping.