Brock Lesnar played his last WWE match last year at WrestleMania 36 when his controversial reign as champion was cut short by Drew McIntyre. His contract with the Stamford-based federation expired a few months later, with no official communications about it.
The outbreak of the pandemic has certainly not facilitated a new agreement between the parties, with Vince McMahon forced to make several cuts to contain the damage related to an unprecedented situation. It was rumored that the Beast would return to take on WWE Champion Bobby Lashley at SummerSlam, but it's clear that this plan didn't work out.
In fact, Goldberg will contend with 'The All Mighty' in the most anticipated pay-per-view of the summer. According to Dave Meltzer, Lesnar has had no contact with WWE in recent months.
Dave Meltzer on Brock Lesnar
"Brock Lesnar hasn't had any negotiations with WWE, as it wouldn't be a smart move to bring him back to the ring at such a time," Meltzer analyzed.
“I believe their intention is to find a new deal with Brock that extends from WrestleMania 38 until 2024, when the global situation should be back to normal and there will certainly be more money to spend. At that point, the WWE Universe's interest in such an event would be enormous" - he added.
Andrew Zarian, who always offers interesting insights on his 'Mat Men' podcast, explained how WWE has to deal with a difficult period in every respect. “I have no doubt that WWE wants to sign a new contract with Brock Lesnar in the future.
Due to everything that has happened in the last year and a half, now there is a need to save as much as possible. WWE is a company that must act in a way that makes ends meet. It is no coincidence that they have released so many talents in the recent period.
I advise fans to have a lot of patience”. There's a chance that Brock Lesnar will compete at WrestleMania 38, and besides Bobby Lashley, current Universal Champion Roman Reigns would be the best opponent for him.
With The Beast's advocate Paul Heyman aligning himself with The Tribal Chief, the storyline will make a lot of sense. "As much money as you can possibly make, you’ve got to make the company look the best that it possibly can," he added."
"You’re not going to let all of these top talents go, if you’re selling it. You’d want to stockpile them. A couple of years ago when they were stockpiling talent, I’d say ‘Yeah, maybe they are getting ready for a sale,’ because you want to have the most stacked roster. I don’t believe this story about Brock Lesnar going somewhere”.