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Brock Lesnar was originally scheduled to return at the Royal Rumble on Saturday night, but plans were changed after Lesnar joined the lawsuit filed by Janel Grant.
Although he is not named in the lawsuit, Lesnar is referred to as “a world-renowned athlete and former UFC heavyweight champion with whom WWE was actively attempting to sign a new contract,” and was later identified as Lesnar by the Wall Street Journal.
The lawsuit alleges that Vince McMahon used Ms. Grant as a sexual pawn to keep Lesnar under contract with the WWE.
Lesnar was removed from the Royal Rumble, although it was never announced in advance, and replaced by Bron Breakker, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Breakker suffered four eliminations before being sent out of the ring by Dominik Mysterio.
A source with knowledge of upcoming creative plans told POST Wrestling that Lesnar will team with Dominik at the Elimination Chamber event on February 24 in Perth, Western Australia. A second source confirmed this plan to us.
Breakker spoke to Cathy Kelley after his appearance at the Royal Rumble and said, “This is my home now,” referring to the main roster.
It is unknown if Breakker will take over the program that Lesnar was supposed to have with Dominik Mysterio.