In a fine example of how much WWE values their live event show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Brock Lesnar has been booked to work the event. That was one of the stipulations that management inserted into his new and higher paying contract. The company has treated the show with as much importance as they do the pay per view events.
July 30, 2015
While a lot of people were under the impression that Brock Lesnar was going to scratch the itch and make a return to MMA, Dana White revealed that he was not very close at all to being able to sign his former world heavyweight champion to a contract. White stated that Lesnar was 38 years old, and the deal that WWE offered to him was simply too lucrative and favorable to resist. White still continues to have nothing but positive things to say about Lesnar.
April 17, 2015
Despite signing a new three year contract to remain with WWE, there are those that still believe that Brock Lesnar has not completely shut the door on UFC. One of those people is the ever outspoken Chael Sonnen. He states that if Lesnar really wanted to do MMA again, then Dana White and Vince McMahon would find a way to make it happen. Sonnen stated that McMahon and White are closer than a lot of fans know.
April 2, 2015
While the dollar amount has increased tremendously for Brock Lesnar, his schedule will remain largely the same as the previous contract. The plan right now is for WWE to only use him a couple of times per year for the next three years. The former world heavyweight champion will only be wrestling at pay per view events, while making appearances on Monday Night Raw here and there to promote his high profile matches.
April 2, 2015
Last minute changes have been made by the sports book. Brock Lesnar is now favored to retain the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns, and the reason for that is because he signed a new contract with WWE. Triple H is now favored to defeat Sting in his Wrestlemania debut match. No word on why those particular odds did a complete shift, but the theory floating around is that it is because so many were betting on the WCW legend.
March 29, 2015
Despite the new contract signed by Brock Lesnar, the sports books are still listing Roman Reigns as the favorite to win the main event of Wrestlemania. Their belief is that WWE has already pulled the trigger on his superstar push, so they are just going to go through with it. The front office can always put the heavyweight championship belt back around the waist of Lesnar at a later date. Reigns is a -210 odd, while Lesnar is +160.
March 29, 2015
During a recent interview, Paul Heyman revealed an interesting tidbit about the contract that Brock Lesnar signed with WWE earlier in the week. He stated had the deal not been done, he would have left the company along with Lesnar. Heyman stated that his plan was to follow the heavyweight champion to UFC if he decided he wanted to continue his MMA career. Heyman also joked about following Lesnar to the NBA.
March 28, 2015
With everyone being curious as to what WWE is paying Brock Lesnar, reports have surfaced that his contract is worth $3 million a year for three years. If that were the case, then the world heavyweight champion might actually be taking a pay cut. Lesnar was rumored to be making $5 million this past year. The amount is still a great deal for the former UFC star, though, as he is going to continue working a part time schedule, showing up only sporadically.
March 26, 2015
Some further information has been revealed in regards to the new contract that Brock Lesnar signed with WWE this week. The heavyweight champion has agreed to remain in the company for the next three years. While the amount has not been revealed, Lesnar confirmed that it was a huge sum of money. He stated that UFC offered him twenty times more than what he was previously making, so Vince McMahon had to open up the vault.
March 25, 2015
During a recent interview, Jonathan Coachman confirmed that there is an element of jealousy in the locker room when someone gets a part time contract similar to what WWE gave Brock Lesnar this week. The front office has repeatedly tried to explain to the performers that until fans are paying big money to come see them, they're not going to be treated like stars. There's a pecking order in the company, and it's best to try to move up.
March 25, 2015