Since Brock Lesnar announced his return to the WWE yesterday afternoon, the WWE Universe has been clamoring online about what the exact details of his contract are. Knowing Lesnar, his new-WWE deal isn't a full-time one. In fact, it wouldn't make sense for Lesnar to come around full-time. He's a special attraction, like Sting is right now. Making Lesnar work 100 dates a year would diminish his star power.
Less than 24 hours have gone by since Lesnar's announcement on ESPN's SportsCenter. WrestleChat.net was able to procure the details of Brock Lesnar's new WWE contract from an Associated Press article that was written earlier this afternoon.
"Lesnar confirmed to the AP that his new deal with WWE is for three years. He said WWE increased their financial offer to him at RAW and the whole deal was one he couldn't refuse"On SportsCenter, Lesnar offered a very intricate quote that talked about his decision to step away from mixed martial arts forever.
"The fighter in me wants to continue, but at this stage in my life, it ain't just about me anymore. You put your pride to the side. You hug your wife and your kids. I'm a 37-year-old man, and some days I feel like I'm 80, just with all the things I've experienced, all the things I've done. I feel fortunate about it. It's like, what else can I do? Why go backward?"At this point in Lesnar's athletic career, it wouldn't be wise to head back into the octagon. When he has a part-time schedule with WWE that is not as physically demanding it's in Lesnar's best interest to stay away from the UFC. While he would've helped Dana White break more pay-per-view records, WWE is where Lesnar belongs at this age, 37.
Now, as for what Lesnar will be doing with the WWE is still to be determined. There are rumors that he will turn babyface and lose to Roman Reigns. Along with that, Paul Heyman would have to turn heel, so that Reigns has a great mouthpiece. For Reigns to be the most successful, having a manager is his best option.
If I had to guess, Lesnar will have the same amount of dates in his new contract that he did in his most-recent deal. Lesnar doesn't want to endure the travel and people, like he did during his first run with WWE in 2002. Remember, he only lasted a couple of years when he first got there. Lesnar appeared on nearly every episode of WWE Smackdown and WWE Raw when he was with both shows.
[Image via wwe.com]