WWE News: Brock Lesnar To Fight At UFC 200, WWE Contract Still Alive?

The WWE Universe hasn’t seen Brock Lesnar since WrestleMania 32 after his match with Dean Ambrose. Overall, it didn’t live up to the hype, as both performers are two of the best in the world. It wasn’t that Ambrose and Lesnar were trying to disappoint the crowd, but rather it was the WWE watering them down in their extreme rules match. Lesnar defeated the Lunatic Fringe and left the WWE until his next appearance was confirmed.

Right after Lesnar’s WrestleMania match, fans were curious as to when his next appearance in the squared circle would be. Logically, he would show up at SummerSlam, or right before it to promote his match. As of Friday, nothing was even announced or promoted for the Beast Incarnate. Paul Heyman hasn’t even appeared on WWE television since WrestleMania.

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Saturday was a huge news day for Brock Lesnar, but not in the way most wrestling fans thought. UFC 199 took place Saturday night a rumor began from Ariel Helwani, a writer for Mmafighting.com. He reported that the UFC was in serious talks with Brock Lesnar to fight at UFC 200. The news came as a huge shock to everyone, even though Lesnar has expressed interest in a UFC return before. To make the situation more intriguing, Dana White denied the rumor later on in the night.

Near the end of the pay-per-view, White was only preserving the truth, as Lesnar was announced for UFC 200. For those that were skeptical, even the WWE sent out a press release via their website.

Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200. Following this milestone event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network.”

That answered the many questions about Lesnar’s involvement with the WWE at this time. He has worked the big PPVs for several years in a row, along with a couple of bonus shows mixed in between. Lesnar showed up on ESPN, where he announced that he was staying with the WWE. His contract was set for three years, according to certain reports.

If Lesnar were to have breached the deal and left the WWE entirely for the UFC, multiple lawyers would have gotten involved on the WWE’s side. However, Front Row Brian on Twitter reported that this UFC 200 fight was in his WWE contract. Helwani, who originally broke the news, wasn’t well-respected by the UFC. He tweeted later on Saturday evening that he was escorted out of UFC 199.

This will clarify any skeptics who don’t believe Brock Lesnar is fighting at UFC 200. His opponent is yet to be determined, but what about his SummerSlam opponent?

UFC 200 is in July, so Lesnar will have about a month and a half in between that and SummerSlam. The way WWE is booking matches in 2016, they will only promote his match two or three weeks prior to the event and claim it’s just enough time. He probably won’t be fighting for a championship, as the rumor is Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for the strap at SummerSlam.

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Anything can change, but Lesnar’s involvement in the UFC presumably changes plans for Lesnar in the WWE. Even though Lesnar didn’t breach his contract, was he supposed to wrestle before SummerSlam? In the press release the WWE sent, they only said he’s confirmed for SummerSlam. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t supposed to appear earlier. Now, he’ll be 100-percent focused on a UFC return, rather than plan for any WWE appearance.

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