Plans to get Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam have fallen through but talks are ongoing for Lesnar's return at some point.
Andrew Zarian noted on his Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast that plans to bring in Lesnar did not work out on the creative end but he's expected back at some point this year. Dave Meltzer previously reported that the rumored Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley is not happening at SummerSlam. Lashley has been lobbying for that match for years but it doesn't look like it's happening anytime soon.
Zarian said the following on his recent podcast: "They wanted Brock. For whatever reason, the plan didn't work out. I believe it was creative-wise, it just wasn't fitting. Financially, they want Brock to commit to live shows. They are working it out, it's gonna happen. It's not that it's not gonna happen, it's gonna happen unless something goes tremendously terrible, which I don't think it will. I think we're gonna see Brock, I just don't think he's needed for SummerSlam if they have this planned out already. If Brock calls them and says 'hey I wanna do it' then yea, they're gonna figure it out. I don't believe Brock's gonna be on there...I don't know about Brock right now. I know that he's in the plans. They're gonna do something with him, I just don't know what yet."
With that being said, Paul Heyman recently updated his profile photo for his Heyman Hustle Facebook page and the photo appears to tease a big turn and a reunion with Lesnar. If you missed it, click here to see the photo.