WWE Superstar and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been all over the news this past week after he walked out of WWE RAW last Monday. Many wondered why, and rumors were swirling regarding it. At the end of the day, however, it all came down to contract disputes. Lesnar wants something a certain way, and WWE wants it their way. Both sides are sort of stuck in the area where they refuse to budge, and that appeared to be why Lesnar left.
Despite this, WWE is still confident that Lesnar will be coming back. According to Cageside Seats, WWE feels the issue with Lesnar will be resolved. The WrestleMania 31 main event is currently not in any jeopardy, as it appears Lesnar will work out the rest of his dates at the very least. However, while Vince McMahon may be confident he can sign Lesnar, that does not mean he will.
Currently, the money is said to be where it needs to be. So Lesnar does not seem to be caring about the cash side of things. What is said to be an issue is the length of the deal. There is also a rumor that Lesnar wants to work with WWE while he works with UFC. Since he will fight and wrestle off and on, the schedules would match up well enough for both companies. However, this is something that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and UFC President Dana White would probably never allow.
The only reason they would agree is if they truly feel that Lesnar is big enough to draw money for them. If they feel Lesnar can be a huge payday each time he fights or wrestles, then it makes sense for them to make a deal happen that would work for both companies. However, it would be almost unprecedented.
It would not be a first though, as Bobby Lashley currently works for TNA Wrestling and Bellator MMA. Both companies seemed to be able to work this out well, of course, both companies had TV deals with Spike TV at the time. They probably would not allow such a thing now.
For those wondering, WWE is with NBC Universal while UFC is currently under the FOX brand.
Unlike TNA or Bellator MMA, WWE nor UFC “need” Lesnar, but both do want him. If Lesnar truly wants to work with both, that may never happen. So would Lesnar join UFC and work with them full-time, which is essentially the same schedule he’d have with WWE? Or does he stay with WWE to get good pay and not risk his health as much?
Most think WWE is the better option for the aging Lesnar, but Lesnar feels he is in the best shape of his life, and he probably could make another UFC Title run. Whether he can is up in the air, but his fights will draw money for the UFC, so it really doesn’t matter what he does when he arrives. In WWE, Lesnar does not make or break any show. However, he does have his fans, and Lesnar is liked by many. WWE is apparently drawing enough money from him where they feel they can offer him a great contract.
At the end of the day, however, it is uncertain what Lesnar will decide. Yet, WWE does feel that they are able to keep him. So they must know something that most others do not right now. Lesnar’s last day under his current deal with WWE is set to be the WWE RAW after WrestleMania.
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