Is Brock Lesnar Retiring After WWE SummerSlam 2023?

Following his loss against Cody Rhodes, did Brock Lesnar just hint at his retirement during WWE SummerSlam?

At this year's SummerSlam, one of the biggest matches of the event was the American Nightmare taking on The Beast. Luckily for Cody Rhodes, he was able to bring the rivalry with Brock Lesnar to a close with a victory. Despite a wardrobe malfunction on Brock's part, the two ended their feud amicably, but one action Lesnar performed might be a hint that the Beast is aiming to leave the WWE. Could now be the perfect time for Brock Lesnar to retire from the WWE after such a successful run?

The big moment that had many WWE fans thinking that the end might be nigh for Lesnar was when he removed his gloves and threw them to the side before embracing his opponent and raising Cody's hand in victory. Lesnar has had a long career at World Wrestling Entertainment, debuting for the first time in 2002. Since this start date, Brock has become a force of nature in the professional wrestling organization, eliminating countless opponents and creating some of the best rivalries in the WWE. 

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Will Brock Lesnar Bid Adieu to The WWE?

During an interview earlier this year with ESPN MMA, Lesnar directly addressed the rumors while stating that he wasn't sure "how much more" he's going to be around, "Every time that I think I want to be done and I am looking to then I get in the ring I get to the building and that's the part of the business and that I really love. I left the business early because I just didn't like to travel I didn't like I need to feel I'm just too much for me at the time and uh but I don't know I don't know how much more I'm gonna be around, I don't know that."

Do you think Brock Lesnar is looking to retire from the WWE following his dynamic performance at this year's SummerSlam? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of professional wrestling. 

If you want a refresher on the matches for WWE SummerSlam 2023, you can see them below:

  • Logan Paul vs. Ricochet
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
  • SummerSlam Battle Royal
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler (MMA Rules)
  • Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre
  • World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
  • WWE Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (Tribal Combat Rules)