WWE banks on hot crowd in Minneapolis for Brock Lesnar's return

University of Minnesota alum Brock Lesnar returns to WWE Raw at Target Center Monday.

The last time Brock Lesnar appeared in Minneapolis, he was given a hero's welcome by fans who even booed his legendary opponent, The Undertaker.

On Monday at Target Center, Lesnar makes his return to WWE Raw after a two-month break since beating Randy Orton at Summer Slam.

Here's how Lesnar's return went last summer in Minneapolis, where he was cheered relentlessly without saying a word, before eating a Tombstone from the Undertaker.

His return comes a week after Goldberg, arguably the WCW's biggest star in the late 1990s, appeared in a WWE ring, responding to challenge from Lesnar's manager, Paul Heyman, to fight his "client."

What started off as a spat/publicity stunt to market the WWE's new computer game has turned into an expected match at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view between Goldberg and Lesnar, an NCAA wrestling champion during his time at the University of Minnesota.

And by having Lesnar appear in Minneapolis – where he is expected to be cheered as the home-town favorite – Inquisitr.com suggests he will play the "face" (good guy) in the battle to Goldberg's heel.

Some tickets for Monday's show are still available, costing between $20 and $50. Click here to book.

Here's the one and only time that Goldberg and Lesnar faced off in the ring – this utter turkey of a match at WrestleMania 20.

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