In response to a rumor started on PWInsider.com and PWTorch.com, the Observer claims there is almost no chance of a Brock Lesnar appearance at the PPV. Although no one denies the possibility WWE at least considered the move, sources do not believe it has much merit.
One of the major issues with the rumor is that Brock Lesnar would almost definitely not win the match. Being that WWE needs to turn Lesnar’s return into a major deal, having him lose a Royal Rumble match would not be realizing the full potential of his return. That’s the major drawback. Love him or hate him, Lesnar left the company at the top and his return needs to be used to draw business.
Since no source has offered definitive word either way, no one can totally count out the possibility. However, as stated all along, Lesnar filling that final position is far from confirmed.