The time spent by Brock Lesnar in the UFC, along with his tease to make a comeback, seems to be done for the moment. However, it still leaves loads of unanswered questions for the former WWE Universal champion and UFC heavyweight.
Lesnar, who is 41 this year, won’t be participating in a fight against Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title in the UFC this summer as most of us expected. Dana White, the UFC president, considers Brock Lesnar to be retired from the sport and will be moving on to a fight featuring Stipe Miocic II vs Cormier instead for the title belt during August 2019.
Meanwhile, only a couple of hours after Dana White told reporters about Brock Lesnar’s career in the UFC, WWE announced that it would be returning to Saudi Arabia on 7 June 2019. WWE decided to advertise this by using Brock Lesnar as part of the show. The WWE recently confirmed that Brock Lesnar is still under contract with the organization. However, no one can specify the overall terms of the agreement. When you consider the past couple of years and Brock Lesnar putting UFC behind him, his future seems to be linked to the WWE when it comes to moneymaking opportunities, or do they? Let’s take a more in-depth look.
Brock Lesnar’s Return to WWE
Although it seems highly unlikely that Brock Lesnar will make a full return to WWE with a jam-packed schedule, it does seem likely that he will still be around for pay-per-view fights like the Survivor Series and SummerSlam. It could also include other main events over and above these two. This is a fantastic thing for WWE, and there’s no doubt that Vince McMahon dropped a couple of dollars in the lap of Lesnar to make his return to WWE as opposed to returning to the Octagon in 2019. In a time where television ratings are dropping considerably, Lesnar is the perfect man to stop that from happening.
The Brock Lesnar Storyline in WWE Going Forward
Brock Lesnar ultimately lost the Universal title against Seth Rollings during WrestleMania 35. Therefore, his next match will likely take place in Saudi Arabia on 7 June 2019 against an opponent that hasn’t been named as of yet. It’s challenging to imagine someone like Brock Lesnar not being the Universal champion anymore.
Seth Rollins is going to defend the Universal title against AJ Styles on 19 May 2019 during the Money in the Bank event. It seems a bit too early for Seth Rollings to lose the belt. However, anything is possible in the world of WWE. One theory that will attract loads of attention is if Rollins can hold onto the title and defend it again against Brock Lesnar after he makes his return. Another unique possibility is that Brock Lesnar makes a return only to face other legends, including the Undertaker or even Goldberg, as both of them were also advertised.