Backstage News On Brock Lesnar's Status, Ronda Rousey Joining Paul Heyman?


What are your thoughts on Lesnar deciding not to show up for RAW to face off with Roman Reigns ahead of their WrestleMania match?

It's fully expected that Brock Lesnar will still honor his previous obligations for wrestling at WrestleMania 34 against Roman Reigns for the Universal title.

The goal of the build to the Reigns vs. Lesnar WrestleMania match on April 8th is to get Reigns cheered to lead to his win. "Very, very, very good", White today told Kevin Harvick on SiriusXM.

While he would have to first spend six months in the USADA testing pool before entering the Octagon once again, no indication has been given that it's out of the realm of possibility the former heavyweight champion makes his way back to MMA. Due to those failures, Lesnar is still required to serve a suspension before getting back to UFC action. Or, Lesnar could have no-showed, again in a negotiating ploy with WWE for more money in his next contract. picked up Paul Heyman's confirmation that Lesnar will be at Chicago for the live house show, labelling it as Heyman addressing Brock Lesnar's future. WWE is crafting a narrative - one that paints Lesnar as the villain, the Champion who isn't there. That's when talk of a super-fight between Lesnar and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones reached its peak.

The 41-year-old wrestler went on to venture into the mixed martial arts scene after his stint in WWE where he earned a record of 15-2.

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That doesn't mean Lesnar won't at least flirt with the idea of going back to the UFC.

For now, Lesnar will nearly certainly continue to stoke the flames on a possible return to the UFC while he decides on his future to either come back to fighting for one more run or stick around with WWE for another long term stint.

WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Whether it was planned or not-there's little chance the champion simply chose to not show up-Reigns called out Lesnar for not caring enough about WWE to make the event.

"I think Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do", Heyman told TMZ.

In the latest edition of his newsletter (subscription required), Meltzer reported that the planned Intercontinental Championship match between The Miz and Braun Strowman has been canceled in favor of keeping Strowman available in case the WWE needs him for the main event. Lesnar was suspended for one year and fined $250,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission after failing two United States Anti-Doping Association tests prior to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt.