Is Brock Lesnar about to leave the WWE again? The former UFC – and he was a WWE star before that – is at a contract impasse with the McMahons. Apparently, Lensar walked out on RAW due to his frustrations over the situation with the promotion’s contract negotiations.
Reportedly, Lesnar has only five weeks left on his contract with the WWE. The promotion and Lesnar had both tried to reach an agreement over a new contract. PR Newswire reported that while the differences between the two sides could possibly be resolved, that is not what has happened at this point. Reportedly, McMahon wanted to sign Lesnar to a contract extension to avoid the entertainer/fighter becoming a free agent. That means the WWE would be stuck in a bidding war between Lesnar and the MMA organizations.
Unlike other talent under contract, Lesnar has a career outside of wrestling and sports entertainment promotions. He is still a solid legitimate wrestler and MMA fighter. His name value surely could yield a big money short or long-term fight contract.
Interestingly, McMahon has scheduled Lesnar for a major role in the upcoming Wrestlemania. Some might consider it strange he would book a star whose contract was expiring so soon after the event for a top spot on the card. Why not request at least a 90 day addition to the contract taking Lesnar beyond the date of Wrestlemania? Perhaps Lesnar would not agree to such a deal. After all, as we just learned, contracts have to be agreeable to both sides or else no one wants to sign them.