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
While a lot of WWE fans are overjoyed right now about the Brock Lesnar news, they are about to be brought back down to earth for a bit when they realize that the new contract means that John Cena has a better chance of winning the United States Heavyweight Championship from Rusev at Wrestlemania. Since Lesnar will still be part time, the front office wanted a belt on Cena, so that he can use it to headline live events each week.
March 24, 2015
Sometimes in life, you just get a deal on the table that is simply too difficult to refuse. Brock Lesnar was given just that by WWE, so he decided to sign on the dotted line instead of waiting to negotiate a contract with UFC and Bellator. The former world heavyweight champion announced on ESPN that his days in MMA are behind him now. His legacy in that sport is completed. He will finish off his career as a professional wrestler now.
March 24, 2015
As expected, WWE is pushing hard for Brock Lesnar to sign a contract extension before his current deal expires. Management definitely does not want him to hit free agency because that means that a major bidding war will take place. UFC and Bellator are already said to be interested in bringing the former world heavyweight champion back into the world of mixed martial arts. Vince McMahon really wants his champion under a new contract before Wrestlemania.
March 21, 2015
There are talks going around right now that WWE is hoping to sign Brock Lesnar to a contract extension before his big main event match against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. Some are saying that a deal could be finalized at the next episode of Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles. However, there are those that are skeptical about these reports because it would make more sense for Lesnar to negotiate with UFC before signing a deal.
March 19, 2015
There are talks coming out of WWE right now that if Brock Lesnar were to sign a new contract to remain with the company, then he would be rewarded with a victory over Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. He would still be allowed to work the limited schedule that he has been on while continuing to carry the heavyweight championship. Management would then put the IC and US belt on Daniel Bryan and John Cena respectively so they can headline live events.
March 18, 2015