Brock Lesnar made his return to WWE on tonight's (Dec. 30, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw in Richmond, Virginia, alongside Paul Heyman, to proclaim himself the number one contender to the WWE world heavyweight championship.
His claim? He'll be taking on the winner of the Randy Orton vs. John Cena match scheduled for the main event of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Jan. 26, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
"I don't care if it's Randy Orton or John Cena. As far as I'm concerned, there ain't nobody in this company who can beat me. I don't need to win the Royal Rumble to earn a shot at the title. As far as I'm concerned, the line starts right here behind me."
We shall see.
Before all that, Mark Henry interrupted and came down to get himself a piece of the Brockness Monster. It didn't end well for him. After initially getting a leg up on Brock, Henry ended up speared through the barricade at ringside, then hit with the F-5.
"No more, no more. Okay, he got the message," Heyman said as he stepped in front of his beast. "He understands. He understands. Well, someone had to be made an example of. And that's Mark Henry."
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