Brock Lesnar is the only athlete in history to have won a world title in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling and collegiate wrestling: his record includes five WWE Championships, one UFC Heavyweight Championship and one NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship; in his career, he has also won the WWE Universal Championship and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
On January 26, at the Royal Rumble, Lesnar, albeit holder of the WWE Championship, participated in the eponymous match entering with number 1 but, after eliminating 13 wrestlers, was eliminated by Drew McIntyre, then winner of the contest.
On February 27, at Super ShowDown, Lesnar successfully defended the title against Ricochet in just two minutes. On March 26, on the second night of WrestleMania 36, Lesnar lost the title to Drew McIntyre after 184 days of reign.
Later Lesnar also took a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 1, 2020, Lesnar's contract with WWE expired. Despite his unparalleled achievements, Lesnar has drawn comparisons with several legends from the past.
During the latest edition of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on AdFreeShows.com, a listener asked Prichard why Brock Lesnar was the Big Van Vader of the new millennium.
When will Brock Lesnar return to WWE?
I actually would disagree so much to that. You know, Vader was a monster of the day, and Vader was a pretty damn good character. But Brock Lesnar was a machine. Brock is someone who (laughs) who has trained as a physical specimen, unlike anything I think I've ever seen," Bruce Prichard said.
Brock Lesnar became a free agent after his WWE contract expired at WrestleMania 36. Paul Heyman recently teased a potential career change for Brock Lesnar during an interview with GIVEMESPORT. Paul Heyman was, of course, in character during the interview, and the expectation is that Brock Lesnar will eventually re-sign with the WWE.
"The one thing I will say about Brock Lesnar is that Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do. Whether that's him returning to WWE, or having another fight in UFC, or deciding to change the dynamic of the NBA and dunking a basketball, or in his 40s becoming a Major League Baseball player and hitting nothing but home runs, Brock Lesnar is going to do exactly what Brock Lesnar wants to do," said Heyman.
Brock Lesnar is one of the most private superstars in WWE history. Unsurprisingly, the man himself has not offered any indication on whether he is returning to WWE.