New details on Brock Lesnar's deal with WWE
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1618
Brock Lesnar made his surprise return to SummerSlam, where he threatened Roman Reigns and then taught John Cena a sound lesson after their WWE Universal Championship challenge. Despite this, the re-entering Beast Incarnate did not appear as expected at the SmackDown episode which took place in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Yet, compared to what has been circulated in recent days, it seems that his new adventure in Stamford can give even more matches than one would initially expect. In the latest edition of his 'Wrestling Observer Radio', Dave Meltzer reported that Brock Lesnar has signed up for 8-12 WWE appearances, spread over the remainder of his contract.
This does not include television appearances and only affects the matches he will play. Initially, there was talk for him of only eight meetings. The indiscretion dates back to about a week ago, and to talk about it was the famous podcast 'Fightful Select'
"The people in WWE we talked to - the hosts of the very popular show had reported - told us that it seems that the impression is that Lesnar has signed an agreement of about a year and a half, for at least eight matches to be played.
But all of this is always subject to any changes or future negotiations."
The latest news on Brock Lesnar
It is reported (and confirmed by 'WrestlingINC') that Brock Lesnar has signed a contract until 2023. Furthermore, despite his return to SummerSlam, Lesnar will not be Roman Reigns' next opponent for the universal title.
To challenge the Tribal Chief, as known, will be Finn Balor in the next episode of SmackDown. In recent years, WWE has always maintained this type of agreement with Brock Lesnar, then modifying this type of contract along the way, such as when he served his last-second appearance on Friday Night SmackDown, due to the problems faced.
by the WWE crew in Saudi Arabia, with the wrestlers stranded at the airport and with an episode of the blue show that was to air only after a few hours. In that case, Vince McMahon personally made arrangements with Lesnar, to make him stay one more date.
Obviously for a large fee. Speaking to the Associated Press in 2016, Brock Lesnar played down suggestions that he has backstage power to influence his own storylines. “This is a job and I’m not caught up into it like maybe I’m supposed to be,” Lesnar said.
“I approach this as, I’m a skilled worker. I clock in, I clock out. People pay to watch me and, by chance, I guess they find me entertaining… When I look back and what I’m proud of is the money in my bank account”.