Brock Lesnar’s contract with WWE expired recently, and he was dubbed as a ‘free-agent’ in the wrestling business. Lesnar has been with WWE since 2012 and seems like the company isn’t trying to use the Beast anymore.
Lesnar last appeared for WWE at WrestleMania 36, where he took the loss against Drew McIntyre in the main event of Night Two, losing his WWE Championship along the way.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that a source has informed them that ‘it doesn’t make sense for WWE to sign Lesnar to a deal right now’.
It is believed that signing Lesnar will only be a way to keep him away from AEW, and WWE doesn’t perceive AEW as a company that can match Lesnar’s demands. Despite this, Lesnar is still trying to use AEW as leverage for a better offer from WWE.
Either way, WWE has still planned Drew McIntyre vs Brock Lesnar rematch for WrestleMania 37, but those plans could be up in the air after Lesnar’s departure.
Although AEW owner Shad Khan is worth much more than Vince McMahon, he is unlikely to drop millions of dollars to bring in the Beast Incarnate into the Jacksonville based promotion.
This isn’t the first time that WWE and Brock Lesnar have been at crossheads over a new deal, but with the Pandemic cutting off WWE’s revenue streams and the company teaming Paul Heyman with Roman Reigns, it seems like WWE is finally ready to bid adieu to Lesnar from their programming.