After his surprise defeat at Survivor Series, Brock Lesnar has been rather absent from Monday Night RAW, speaking mostly through his advocate Paul Heyman. 2017 will be a much different story, however, as he's going to make his presence felt in a big way leading up to WrestleMania 33.
Lesnar was already confirmed for WWE's upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view, and Goldberg is also slated to make an appearance during the 30 man competition. The recently revealed schedule for Lesnar reveals that fans should get used to seeing him on Monday Nights as well, as he's booked for almost every RAW before WrestleMania (via CageSideSeats). The main exception to that is RAW's show in Las Vegas on February 13th, where he won't be able to appear due to the fallout from his UFC 200 match and the violation of their drug test policy.
You can find all of the Monday Night RAW dates below.
Jan. 16 - Raw, Little Rock
Jan. 23 - Raw, Cleveland
Jan. 29 - Royal Rumble
Jan. 30 - Raw, Laredo, Texas
Feb. 4 - house show, Salt Lake City
Feb. 6 - Raw, Portland
Feb. 17 - house show, Dallas
Feb. 20 - Raw, Los Angeles
Feb. 27 - Raw, Green Bay
Mar. 6 - Raw, Chicago
Mar. 10 - house show, Buffalo
Mar. 12 - house show, New York City (Madison Square Garden)
March 13 - Raw, Detroit
Mar 20 - Raw, Brooklyn
Apr. 2 - WrestleMania 33
WWE likes to pull out all the star power it can when WrestleMania season comes around, so it's not shocking that he is set to appear on television more. What is surprising is the frequency of those appearances, and almost necessitates someone else being involved in his Goldberg feud. Goldberg hasn't yet been confirmed for those dates, so it would leave some room for someone like Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins to fill that spot in between Goldberg appearances.
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