Brock Lesnar returns to WWE on the June 17th 2022 edition of Smackdown

Roman Reigns defeated Riddle to retain the unified WWE Universal title in the main event of Smackdown on June 17th 2022. After the match was over, Brock Lesnar made his first appearance on WWE television since Wrestlemania 38. Lesnar offered a handshake to Reigns but then gave Reigns an F5. Lesnar also gave an F5 to The Usos and the announcers teased the idea that Lesnar wants his title back.

WWE later confirmed on social media that Reigns will defend his title against Lesnar in a last man standing match at the 2022 Summerslam PLE.