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SPOILER: Major name expected back in WWE and he could face Brock Lesnar this year

You never know what can happen in WWE and with so many amazing names showing up at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia last night, it’s a wonder if they have any more surprises in the tank. But if you thought that you could be very wrong.

Bobby Lashley left Impact Wrestling with money on the table while asking for his release early. It was reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he was talking to both WWE and New Japan about coming in, but it looks like those negotiations have been cut down to just one company which could mean a big night in Philly for the Human Kryptonite.

“Bobby Lashley was negotiating with New Japan and WWE and he’s no longer negotiating with New Japan,” Dave Meltzer commented on Wrestling Observer Radio. “He’s going to WWE almost for sure. And he has nothing contractually that would keep him from working [The Royal Rumble]. Now I’m not saying he’s gonna wrestle Bobby Roode and I’m not saying he’s a surprise in the Rumble because I don’t either of that but it’s certainly possible he could be either of those.”

As it turns out, WWE could have even bigger plans for Bobby Lashley down the line as well because he could be set up in a huge feud against Brock Lesnar.

“He is supposed to be coming, at least everyone in Impact and New Japan believe that he could be coming at any moment now and perhaps a program with Brock Lesnar after WrestleMania. I am of the impression that in WWE, and Lesnar has to know everything that’s going on with Lesnar and Lesnar is not aware of that supposedly so it may not be 100% but people with Lashley tell me they believe he is going to WWE and he is working with Brock at some point probably after Mania or sometime this year.”

Bobby Lashley vs Brock Lesnar is a dream match of sorts, but also WWE booking this feud could mean they have a lot of faith in Lesnar re-signing with the company. After all, his current contract is set to expire soon after the Show Of Shows.

So don’t be surprised if you’re surprised during the Royal Rumble. Because no matter how they use him, it looks like Bobby Lashley could very well be making a return with big things in store for him.

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