Brock Lesnar is no longer in the plans for next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw from Greenville, SC. Given the fact he’s not on the WWE TLC card, the fact he was pulled from the official list of advertised talent is not a surprise.
As CJ noted here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com, John Cena will face Seth Rollins in a Tables Match at the pay-per-view. If Rollins wins, Cena will no longer be the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
December 2, 2014 10:18 AM EST Update: Brock Lesnar is now being listed for the December 15, 2014 episode of Monday Night Raw in Detroit, Michigan. This is the night after the pay-per-view. You can view that listing at this link. End update.
The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion is still currently advertised for Monday Night Raw on December 29, 2014, which is the final episode of the year.
Steve Austin asked Vince McMahon about Lesnar’s part-time status during their interview. Below is an excerpt for our coverage by Sean Hopkins:
Austin asks why Brock’s not on television more. Vince says you wouldn’t want it, and he’s a special attraction. He talks about Jake the Snake being special in the beginning, but not so much after he was on TV week after week. Also, Brock’s got a contract with a certain amount of dates. Vince says that the show isn’t just about the title. It helps sometimes, but it’s not just about that. Also, how many people can Brock beat up.
You can read more comments from McMahon at this link.