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Backstage News On WWE's Plans For Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 35

For the second straight year, Brock Lesnar heads into WrestleMania as the Universal Champion while facing an uncertain future in the WWE.

You may recall that there were rumors about Lesnar dropping the title to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34 last year, before leaving the WWE altogether. Instead, The Beast Incarnate retained the title and signed a new contract with WWE the next day.

It's well-known by now that Lesnar is nearing a return to the UFC, but does that also mean his time in the WWE is running up? Actually, Brad Shepard reported the opposite on the Oh, You Didn't Know podcast (h/t Ringside News).

Not only that, but he revealed a possibly huge spoiler for Lesnar's match against Seth Rollins at MetLife Stadium next week:

"I was told not to bank on Lesnar leaving WWE," Shepard said. "His contract is up shortly thereafter after WrestleMania. I was also told not to bank on Lesnar losing the title to Seth Rollins."

So we'll probably have to await further details in regards to Lesnar's contract with WWE. Obviously, the Universal Champion has the option to stick around while also competing in the UFC.

And if Lesnar ends up defeating Rollins at WrestleMania, you can bet WWE will receive plenty of backlash for this booking decision. Countless fans and pundits weren't pleased with him defeating Reigns in the main event of last year's WrestleMania, and more of the same would certainly not go over well with the WWE Universe.

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It's also worth noting that Lesnar was not on the advertising materials for this year's SummerSlam pay-per-view, which could mean that his contract runs up before the month of August. But if he ends up retaining the Universal Championship over Rollins, we'll be left wondering how much longer the title will continue for - and when Lesnar will finally drop it again.

And if Lesnar ends up defeating Rollins at WrestleMania, you can bet WWE will receive plenty of backlash for this booking decision. Countless fans and pundits weren't pleased with him defeating Reigns in the main event of last year's WrestleMania, and more of the same would certainly not go over well with the WWE Universe.

What This Means

This report from Shepard should answer some of the questions surrounding Lesnar's future with the WWE. But at the same time, it also leaves us asking more. How much longer will he be in WWE? What could a next contract look like? Who will he lose the championship too? We'll simply have to wait it out and see what happens over the next couple of months.

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