Brock Lesnar Contract Update: Details emerge on how long The Beast’s current contract with the WWE is now that he is decided to retire from the UFC.
Brock Lesnar was always touted to be a big star since his debut in the WWE. And they treated him as such. The Beast Incarnate tore through Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker in his rookie year.
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He even went on to defeat The Rock at SummerSlam 2002 and became the youngest ever WWE Champion in the process. Lesnar has since crossed over to MMA, conquered the new frontier and returned to the familiar pastures of WWE.
However, Lesnar came back as a part-timer instead of being a full-time performer. He has continued his association with the WWE but has continued to sign short term deals instead of a long term one.
This ensured that the door was always open for a UFC return. A fact that Lesnar took mighty advantage of as he engineered contracts that suit him favourably using Dana White’s promotion as a leverage.
However, now that Dana White has confirmed that Lesnar has called it quits from UFC, it seems that the Beast has committed himself to Vince McMahon’s company.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has suggested that Lesnar may have signed a long term contract with the WWE. One that will keep him at the promotion until the summer of 2020. However, he will continue to perform as a part timer. Meltzer has expressed doubts over whether Lesnar ever intended to return to the UFC.
— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) June 28, 2019
“I just know he’s been signing short-term deals, but he’s been offered really good money. So he may have signed a longer-term deal because he ain’t signing with UFC. I think that’s real clear right now is that he’s not going. I don’t know if he was ever gonna go [to UFC]. He may have been using it for leverage. I mean I never took it seriously that he was going. I mean no matter what, I mean I never did.”
Brock Lesnar is the current money in the bank holder. While his Advocate, Paul Heyman, has claimed that he could cash in on either of Seth Rollins or Kofi Kingston, The Beast has shown that his inclinations lie with Rollins and his Universal Championship. His last appearance in the WWE was at the Super ShowDown in Jeddah where Rollins thwarted his cash in attempt.