Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that bringing back Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam was a last-minute deal made by WWE because they wanted to appease FOX. As noted, FOX wasn’t thrilled about CM Punk going to AEW instead of being offered a deal to return to WWE.
During today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that Lesnar has signed on for 8-12 dates (matches) for the remainder of his contract. These dates do not include TV appearances.
It has been reported that Lesnar has signed a contract until 2023.