Brock Lesnar's current WWE contract expires soon, and though he's expected to return to the UFC, it's still very possible that Vince McMahon decides to give the Universal Championship another part-time deal after WrestleMania 35.
But if McMahon is bent on retaining one of the most dominant superstars in the world, it's quite possible that he'll have some steep competition. According to Felix Upton of Ringside News, it's possible that All Elite Wrestling reaches out to Lesnar about possibly signing with them.
Upton notes it could just be a "clever tactic," if Lesnar does indeed negotiate with AEW. In this case, WWE would have to offer Lesnar far more money in order to prevent him from leaving for AEW. Upton notes that The Beast Incarnate did this before when talking contract with UFC.
It's no secret that a big payday is key for any company to earn Lesnar's services, be it WWE, UFC or even AEW. McMahon has had no problem making the Universal Champion one of the highest paid superstars in history, even though Lesnar only wrestles on a part- time basis.
AEW has already signed Chris Jericho, and it's been said that Randy Orton is open to discussing a contract with them. With Dean Ambrose set to leave WWE after WrestleMania 35, there's good reason to believe AEW will engage in a bidding war for his services as well.
It's also been said that Mike and Maria Kanellis -- along with The Revival -- are disgruntled in WWE and requested their releases. Thus, AEW is in prime position to sign away some of the WWE's top talents, and McMahon will surely do whatever it takes to keep Lesnar.
What This Means
As Upton said, Lesnar could just use AEW negotiations as a way to earn even more money from the WWE. And again, McMahon will have no problem meeting Lesnar's contract demands. He values this wrestling icon more than most other superstars, and it's hard to envision a scenariowhere WWE would let him get away.