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Brock Lesnar Rumored to Have Signed with the WWE

(Has Lesnar decided to return to the quiet and dignified life of professional wrestling?)

Earlier this weekend there were rumors that former UFC heavyweight champion — and before that, former WWE champion — Brock Lesnar had signed a new deal with the WWE and would be making an appearance at their annual pay-per-view centerpiece WrestleMania yesterday. Lesnar never actually showed up on the broadcast, and the rumors of his re-signing with the WWE are still just that, but they come from about as reliable a rumor-mill as there is in the business, Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer (via MMAMania):

Brock Lesnar has arrived in Miami and arrived with security and a large group of people shielding him from everyone. This is the going story, but not confirmed, that Lesnar has signed a one year deal and will work a more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg type of schedule.”

What they mean is that Lesnar would not be driving all over the country in a rental car five days a week, working show after show like most people on the WWE roster. That’s good, since Lesnar first left the WWE because he didn’t want to have to maintain the brutal grind of a pro wrestler’s life, no matter how well it paid.

Lesnar has spoken extensively about how much he hated his old lifestyle, which required constant travel and time away from his family. And though so much lip service has been given to how much money Lesnar makes and how little of it he spends, he’d have to have considerable sources of additional income in order to never work again at his young age.

In the days after Lesnar retired (with an active contract with the UFC) from MMA, President Dana White said he would be fine with allowing Lesnar to return to professional wrestling. And according to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, White reiterated this sentiment this past weekend.

Lesnar might once again try to become the “Next Big Thing” in the WWE. Do you think he’ll have the same wrecking-ball image now that he’s coming off of consecutive stoppage defeats in the UFC?

-Elias Cepeda

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linzhanaq- April 3, 2012 at 10:03 am
Gabbo30- April 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Lesnar couldnt take a real punch or real fight soo back to the fake stuff
Feezy- April 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm
Brock Lesnar just made an appearance on Monday Night Raw.
boober- April 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Didnt know Umanga was ded, R.I.P Umanga
netterbog- April 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm
So what happened to last week's story about Zuffa enjoining Wrestlemania? Seems like every story I've seen today about Broke back in wrestle-land has conveniently omitted the legal bru-ha-ha that was brewing.
linzhanap- April 2, 2012 at 11:44 am
Fried Taco- April 2, 2012 at 11:36 am
I'm certain I could live the rest of my life off the money Lesnar has already made. But then again, I'm not filling up my Hummer every two days.
The12ozCurls- April 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm
But you are paying for "hummers" every couple days right?
Fried Taco- April 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Your mom said I don't have to pay, since I'm the only one who doesn't make her take her dentures out.
The12ozCurls- April 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm
My mom is a giver.
Get Off Me- April 2, 2012 at 11:27 am
The only time Brock says "Here Comes The Pain" these days is when he's about to squat and take a deuce.
knucklesamitch- April 2, 2012 at 11:27 am
I hope he gives Eddy Guerero a rematch ... Oh wait.
Viva Hate- April 2, 2012 at 11:18 am
I hope he doesn’t appear until Survivor’s Series next year with Team Brock featuring Dino Bravo, Umaga, Chris Benoit, and the Big Boss Man) face off against Team Awesome lead by Mike Awesome with Earthquake, Randy Savage, Ludvig Borga, and Test. Unless this happens, I don’t care he can go back to fake fighting since he is unable to win a real fight anymore.
The12ozCurls- April 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm
^^^^^The British Bulldog, Bam Bam Bigelow, Mr. Perfect, Owen Hart and The Junkyard Dog want in on this match. I think I am going to hell for this one. Save me a seat Viva
Viva Hate- April 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Will Miss Elizabeth be managing anyone in the match? I hope so.
The12ozCurls- April 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Yes, Miss Elizabeth has Team Brock and Sensational Sherri has Team Awesome. We are both gonna burn in hell. NO doubt about it.