WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been doing a great job lately. Fans seem to like him more than ever, but that could be because he’s actually on TV performing like a World Champion should. His match with John Cena and Seth Rollins at the Royal Rumble was seen as impressive and the best main roster match in some time. Part of that could be due to Seth Rollins, but Lesnar did all he could to make things spectacular. He broke a rib and continued the match, and you cannot ask for much more.
Lesnar might not be loved as much as WWE would like, but that is mainly due to the dates he has. He is rarely seen these days, but that also makes him more important than most. Like Paul Heyman claimed, he is a prizefighter. You only get a handful of times to see him perform, and that is why everything Brock does is must-see. However, could we continue to see The Beast Incarnate after WrestleMania 31?
Many speculate that Lesnar will leave for the UFC despite being happy with WWE. The main reason Lesnar was rumored to leave was because WWE was not willing to give him anywhere near what he earned on his last contract. Lesnar knows he could get his current contract matched with the UFC, plus they’d be willing to throw him into marquee matches right away.
Now, according to the Wrestling Observer, WWE might be budging on the contract. Due to the WWE Network going over one million subscribers, they are doing better business than before. This means that they are now in a better position to offer a higher contract to Lesnar to hopefully keep him with the company.
The hit of his bigger contract wouldn’t prevent much for WWE, so the idea is for him to get a bigger offer soon. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wants to keep Lesnar and would be willing to offer a better contract to do it. This doesn’t mean Lesnar will stay with the WWE. His main issue was the lower contract, however, so it is a move in the right direction for WWE to offer more money.
To many, Lesnar used UFC as a way to get a better deal from the WWE months ago when they offered a lower deal. It didn’t seem to faze the company then, as they knew the budget didn’t call for keeping him. Now that they “can” afford him, it will be interesting to see what WWE attempts here. Did Lesnar only use UFC as a bargaining tool, or was he really using that because he heavily considered going back to MMA?
Many think that if WWE offers a large deal, Lesnar will stay. However, it is uncertain, as Lesnar could have aspirations to pick up where he left off in UFC.
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