Adam Pearce and the WWE have decided to impose a heavy fine on Brock Lesnar after the events of last week. The former Universal champion will in fact have to pay the record sum of one million dollars into the coffers of the Stamford federation.
The Beast made its return to the ring in the final juncture of SummerSlam, with the aim of starting a new feud with Roman Reigns. The showdown between the two took place in Crown Jewel, where the 'Tribal Chief' won out thanks to the fundamental help of Jey and Jimmy Uso.
Lesnar did not take well the outcome of the dispute and broke into the next episode of SmackDown, attacking Reigns himself along with much of the backstage. Pearce announced the indefinite suspension of Brock before the latter attacked him by giving him a pair of F-5s.
Former WWE booker Dutch Mantell reviewed past episodes of 'AEW Rampage' and SmackDown during the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda.
Dutch Mantell talks about Brock Lesnar
"No one will ever believe that WWE has actually imposed such a fine on Brock Lesnar" - Dutch Mantell ruled.
“A million dollars is not a credible figure, it is clearly excessive. If they had said $ 50,000, it would have been much more likely. By setting the fine at a million dollars, they turned the show into a parody, as WWE has done too often in recent months” - he added.
Mantell drew an interesting parallel between the WWE and AEW shows: “I don't know if you've ever noticed, but the Raw and SmackDown episodes always open with a spoken segment. The AEW shows go straight to live if you know what I mean.
I think Tony Khan's choice is the right one. When people tune in, they want to see wrestling. WWE tends to over-stretch the broth and people have gotten bored after all these years. The beginning is the most important part of the whole evening." Brock Lesnar returned to WWE at SummerSlam 2021 after a long hiatus.
After confronting Universal champion Roman Reigns, the duo faced off at Crown Jewel. In the end, it was Reigns who left the Saudi Arabia event with the belt on his shoulder. It took an interference by The Usos and a cheap shot with the title belt to put Brock Lesnar down.
Hence, the latter's outburst on SmackDown happened. Brock Lesnar made an astronomical amount of money during his second WWE run, starting in 2012. His lucrative WWE contract allows him not to make weekly appearances like others.