There is a reason why Brock Lesnar has been paid the big bucks by WWE and UFC over the years. He simply is a master of generating interest in a product through the use of his ridiculous athleticism and power. Shortly after the company announced that he would be doing a live appearance in Japan, the event has now been sold out. Fans in Tokyo flocked to get tickets because it is rare that they get to see Lesnar wrestle in person.
May 31, 2015
A very interesting story was told by Skylar Astin during a podcast interview this week. He stated that when he and his brother attended a UFC event back in February, there was an incident with Brock Lesnar. Astin stated that his brother attempted to talk to Lesnar and try to convince him to return to WWE. Lesnar was then said to have lashed out, using a lot of profanity. The former heavyweight champion has yet to respond to the allegations.
May 13, 2015
When asked if he was open to a career in professional wrestling, Cain Velasquez said that it would be something that he might consider down the line. Right now, he is focused on his career in UFC. If Velasquez does choose to make the jump after retiring from MMA, the belief is that WWE would definitely be interested in someone with his level of name value. He has fought Brock Lesnar before, so that match would be a possibility.
April 18, 2015
Even though he did not work a match at Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan was given a locker room by WWE. He had to share one, and his choice of a roommate was rather interesting. The legendary performer shared the room with Brock Lesnar. The feeling is that management wanted the former UFC star to be in near proximity to the guy that helped start the pay per view in the first place, in case he needed any advice or pointers.
April 3, 2015
When Brock Lesnar opted to stay with WWE for another three years, UFC lost out on someone that could draw big numbers for them again. That was the reason why Dana White was offering a huge sum of money to his former world heavyweight champion. Since the void is still there, that has caused other great draws into considering a comeback. Georges St Pierre is now thinking about coming out of retirement to return to MMA.
April 3, 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
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
Considering his acrimonious relationship with a few of his former fighters, it would not be strange for someone to assume that Dana White would be better about Brock Lesnar staying with WWE. However, he has proven many wrong by doing noting but praise Lesnar, even though UFC lost out on a huge draw. White even went so far as to say that Lesnar made the right decision by choosing to remain in professional wrestling.
March 25, 2015