Why Wasn’t Brock Lesnar Mentioned On Raw?

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In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter from Dave Meltzer, Brock Lesnar wasn’t mentioned on Raw because it was a direct order from Vince McMahon in the production meeting before RAW.

According to Meltzer, McMahon wanted the sole focus to be on Extreme Rules and Extreme Rules only. McMahon told employees during the production meeting that “The Beast’ can be brought up again when “he’s being offered to our audience and we can capitalize on it.”

Meltzer also noted that Vince is “adamant” at portraying Lesnar as a champion that has abandoned the fans which may in turn get Roman Reigns cheered if the two do happen to face one another at SummerSlam. Only problem to that is Lesnar currently isn’t advertised for SummerSlam at the Barclays Center. However, also according to Meltzer, Lesnar is on Barclays Center’s advertising for the Raw after SummerSlam, despite not being pictured for that Raw on the venue’s website or advertised at all on the WWE’s website.

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