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WWE dropped a bombshell on Monday afternoon, revealing that they'd re-signed Brock Lesnar, and putting in place a championship fit.

Lesnar will face his WrestleMania opponent in Roman Reigns on April 27 in a cage fit for the WWE Universal Championship at The Greatest Royal Rumble tournament in Saudi Arabia. Reigns has long past winless in his two makes an attempt to overcome Lesnar previously.

You can see WWE's announcement underneath:

WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon introduced lately that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has re-signed with WWE. Lesnar’s subsequent look is scheduled for the Greatest Royal Rumble tournament, the place he’ll compete in opposition to Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Match for the Universal Title on the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST.

The Greatest Royal Rumble will circulation live to tell the tale the award-winning WWE Network and can be to be had on pay-per-view outdoor of the Middle East with regional broadcast data drawing close. Tickets for this ancient tournament can be to be had on Friday, April 13.

The tournament can even function the first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble Match, John Cena vs. Triple H and 6 different championship suits.

General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman, His Excellency Turki Al-Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the arena to rejoice this signature tournament.

It's price noting that we reported months in the past that Lesnar used to be in reality beneath WWE contract past WrestleMania after his contract used to be frozen in 2016 whilst he pursued his UFC go back.

Lesnar has flirted with a possible UFC battle once more, in one thing that appears to be an annual custom. In 2015, Lesnar infamously "decided" between UFC and WWE ahead of re-signing to be a professional wrestler. In 2017, he and Jon Jones teased a "superfight," and this 12 months UFC President Dana White outright stated Lesnar used to be coming again.

Lesnar "retired" from the UFC in early 2017, pulling himself from UFC's necessary United States Anti Doping Agency drug checking out. As he nonetheless had six months of a USADA suspension to serve, he's ineligible to battle till he is taking care of that. Whenever Lesnar re-enters the pool, he'll be examined and the USADA site can be up to date with that data inside of per week.

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