From the WWE Rumor Mill: Update on when Brock Lesnar's contract expires

Brock Lesnar may stay with WWE a bit longer than expected
Brock Lesnar may stay with WWE a bit longer than expected

What’s the story?

Per Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Brock Lesnar’s WWE deal which expires in April could extend until August.

Meltzer noted on Twitter that Lesnar’s WWE contract has clauses that could extend the deal until August.

In case you didn’t know…

Brock Lesnar works a part-time schedule in the WWE and has previously taken considerably long sabbaticals from the WWE and professional wrestling in order to pursue other sporting interests such as pro-football and MMA.

The MMA community recently speculated as to whether Lesnar—who competed at UFC 200 in 2016—could possibly return for a super-fight against the currently suspended Light-Heavyweight great Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

The heart of the matter

That, in turn, has contributed to several professional wrestling experts to speculate that Brock Lesnar may indeed part ways with the WWE once again after his current contract with the promotion expires in April 2018.

Expounding upon the Beast’s WWE contract running its course very soon, veteran professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer revealed that although his deal expires in April—"there are clauses that keep it going through I think August."

Furthermore, given the fact that both Lesnar and Jones are serving their respective suspensions from MMA owing to steroid-test failures, it’s unlikely that the dream matchup between the two would come to fruition anytime soon, if at all.

What’s next?

Brock Lesnar is the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Universal Champion and will be working more dates in 2018 as compared to his WWE run in 2017.

Lesnar will defend his Universal title in a Triple Threat Match against Braun Strowman and Kane at the Royal Rumble PPV which will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 28th.

Author’s take

Honestly speaking, Brock Lesnar has nothing left to prove in the realm of MMA and would benefit by staying in the WWE for the foreseeable future.

Regardless, deals with a huge global star such as Lesnar come at a price, and with several new elite Superstars such as Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman on the roster, the WWE could pressure the Beast into signing for a lower amount than what he expects. 2018 will be a pivotal year for Lesnar and his future in the sport of professional wrestling.