Brock Lesnar continues to dominate the WWE landscape inside and out of the ring. Not only has Lesnar been the WWE World Heavyweight champion since SummerSlam, but he also conquered the undefeated streak of the Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and is supposed to hold the title until WrestleMania 31. That’s where he will presumably drop the WWE title to Roman Reigns.
As for his involvement behind the scenes, it’s been a tumultuous week for the WWE World Heavyweight champion. Brock Lesnar walked out of WWE Raw last week in Nashville, Tennessee after an intense argument with Vince McMahon over his contract situation. Long story short, Lesnar isn’t happy with the contract that WWE is offering him, according to the multiple reports.
Apparently, Vince McMahon threatened to sue Brock Lesnar if he decided to not show up to WrestleMania 31. Even still, the WWE is confident they will re-sign Lesnar to a new WWE contract. They’re also confident that he won’t depart before WrestleMania 31. He’s a very smart businessman, so that’s simply not an option.
For those that missed it, Brock Lesnar made an appearance at UFC 184 over the weekend. Dana White even addressed the situation, saying that it was because he’s a UFC fan. There might have been more to Lesnar’s appearance than meets the eye. According to Lords of Pain, Vince McMahon isn’t too happy with the WWE champion for the real reason he may have been at UFC 184.
“Another reason for the argument was because Lesnar wanted to go to the UFC 184 pay-per-view event to discuss a potential deal with UFC, according to WWE insider MetsFan4Ever. Vince was reportedly strongly against Lesnar attending UFC as long as he’s under contract with WWE.”
“As you’ve seen, Lesnar ended up attending the pay-per-view and appearing with Dana White. It was noted this weekend by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Vince was upset at Lesnar for showing up at the pay-per-view on Saturday night.”
Whether that is the real reason Lesnar went to UFC 184 or not, Vince McMahon wasn’t happy about it regardless. To clarify the situation, both men are very savvy in the business environment. For example, Lesnar was able to keep his sponsors on his gear, one thing that no WWE superstar has been able to do.
Lesnar is also a commodity, and any organization would be lucky to have a guy like Brock who brings in a major amount of money.
The UFC has a strong chance of landing Lesnar after his WWE contract expires the night after WrestleMania 31. WWE fans should not worry because he will compete at WrestleMania 31. Both parties would never let a situation like that come to fruition. As for Lesnar post-WWE, anything can happen. Dana White might get that third Frank Mir vs. Lesnar fight that he’s been wanting for years.
[Image via foxsports.com]