From the WWE Rumor Mill: Big news on Brock Lesnar's WWE future
What's the story?
Brock Lesnar's impending future with the WWE is making the news yet again. As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Brock Lesnar seems to be interested in continuing his stay in the WWE but is still scheduled to drop the Universal title to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34.
But there are a host of scenarios that could play out...
In case you didn't know...
Brock Lesnar no-showing on a recent episode of Raw has increased speculation on the Beast Incarnate's contract status, that is set to expire in April.
WWE wants the Universal title feud to feel as real as it gets and incorporated real-life events into the storyline by having Reigns cut a scathing promo directed towards the unprofessional Champion.
It ended up being one of the Big Dog's best performances on the mic and has improved the chances of him getting cheered when he eventually dethrones Lesnar in New Orleans.
The heart of the matter
As things stand, WWE officials are looking to emulate the 'photo finish' from a few years ago and will take a call on Lesnar's future on the day or immediately after his contract comes to an end.
Despite Lesnar's apparent interest in staying with the company, WWE is prepared to let him go to the UFC and is downplaying the departure of one of their biggest draws.
WWE's top brass feels that by undermining Lesnar's exit, they could make UFC's acquisition of one of WWE's biggest stars not seem like a big deal.
While the WWE hasn't drifted away from the original plan, Vince McMahon made a few changes in recent weeks to boost the interest towards the feud. Lesnar's photo with Dana White forced McMahon to pull Lesnar off from Raw as he wanted the situation to cool off after the photo gained unwanted media attention.
WWE even masterfully used the opportunity to get Reigns some brownie points and wants the fans to celebrate the exit of Paul Heyman's client. The creative wants the long-drawn feud to come out as a shoot and Lesnar's ambiguous future is helping their cause.
We all know what's next! Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar to become the new Universal Champion and Lesnar returns to the UFC for a big payday.
The best part of that everyone is ready for the inevitable -- WWE, the fans and the superstars themselves.
It's as clear as an azure sky of the deepest summer that Lesnar wants a 'real' fight and not a reel one. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion wants to better his MMA record but WWE could always entice their cash cow by offering a more lucrative deal than Dana White and co.
Would a massive feud with Bobby Lashley, who is heavily rumoured to rejoin WWE, be enough to keep Lesnar in the WWE?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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