WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar signed a new deal on the day of WrestleMania 34 and pulled off a shockingly surprising victory over Roman Reigns to retain the title at The grandest Stage Of Them All.
Lesnar again retained against reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in a Steel Cage Match that ended in a controversial finish, and is now scheduled to challenge UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in 2019.
Wrestling Observer Radio recently noted that Brock Lesnar could always sign another extension deal with WWE to linger his UFC fight further, but UFC President Dana White might not allow The Beast to call the shots regarding the championship bout.
It was noted that although Lesnar is back to the USADA testing pool and has already been tested a few times since re-entering the pool, The Beast hasn’t yet signed new contract with either WWE or UFC. However, CEO of WWE Vince McMahon could definitely re-sign Lesnar based on obvious reasons.
“If Vince wants to keep him and show everyone that, ‘hey I outbid UFC for this guy’ and ‘I screwed UFC out of this championship’ and don’t ever think that Vince isn’t that guy, cause that’s Vince. The idea that that guy went on that big show and did that big angle and he’s not gonna do it, I mean that’s Vince — Vince lives for that stuff.”
“Brock signed a 3 months contract, a 2 fight deal with WWE and it’s due again. I’m sure if Brock has his way he’ll sign another 3-month deal and tell UFC, ‘hey I’m gonna do this again, just a couple more things.’ He very well may lose the championship [at SummerSlam] but if he doesn’t I wouldn’t be surprised.”
It’s impossible to predict what happens in WWE when eye-popping big money contracts are on the table. It would be interesting to see Lesnar’s next move following SummerSlam as The Beast is predicted to finally drop the title to arch rival Roman Reigns at the biggest show of summer.
It’s worth noting that Monday Night RAW General Manager Kurt Angle has announced that his money is on Reigns after the Olympian was put to an F-5 by Lesnar this past week on RAW.