Brock Lesnar is easily the hottest commodity for WWE, and there is no mistake that fans sit up and take notice much more when he's present. After Hell In A Cell, he left The Undertaker on the mat and hasn't been seen since. It was said he'd be off until at least 2016, but some thought Lesnar would return early due to WWE's countless injuries. Well, the contract of the "Beast Incarnate" was just renegotiated, but is that good or bad?
When Brock Lesnar was offered a new contract by WWE, it was one that meant he would be around to stay for a while. He shunned the MMA world and decided to stay with WWE for more dates and more money, which has seen him in the ring a lot more this year.
Now, WWE is dealing with a large host of injuries and main event absences that have them scrambling for the next big star. Maybe, though, WWE is looking to bring Lesnar back early and simply is willing to pay him more money for more dates and have him fill the void.
WrestleZone is reporting that Lesnar and WWE renegotiated his contract recently, and it added even more dates to his current deal. Yes, Lesnar will be appearing more, but that also means that he's going to get more money as well.
Lesnar picking up the slack is not totally unexpected as the list of main event talent that is absent from WWE television right now is staggering.
- Seth Rollins it out 6-9 months with a knee injury.
- Randy Orton is out 4-6 months with a shoulder injury.
- John Cena is out for personal reasons until late December.
- Daniel Bryan is still out with no timetable set for his return.
- Big Show was just recently injured and no word on how long he may be gone.
- The Undertaker is still on a part-time schedule.
- Sting is part-time and still on the shelf with a serious injury.
There's been no official word as to why the renegotiation happened between Brock Lesnar and WWE, but the loss of top talent has to be a reason for it.
As of now, Cageside Seats has reported that Brock Lesnar will be at the WWE Live Event at the Forum in Los Angeles on Dec. 19. Other names are announced for being there as well, but some are injured, so as usual, the card is subject to change.
Earlier this week, it was also announced that Brock Lesnar will be returning to Houston for the first time in over a decade come January, so already, more dates are on the way.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: @BrockLesnar will return to #Houston for the first time in over a decade at @WWE Live on 1/8! pic.twitter.com/SajsrnCe1dWWE is currently dealing with so many problems right now that this isn't overly shocking. The injuries, time off, and low ratings are just some of the issues they are dealing with and hoping to overcome.
— Toyota Center (@ToyotaCenter) November 10, 2015
Brock Lesnar is the key player in WWE, even if all of those injured are on television. Right now, he's even more important and needed than ever. The renegotiation of Lesnar's contract with WWE will have him appearing a lot more, and that benefits the fans, but the extra money will certainly benefit him.
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