Chris Jericho reportedly wants a match with Brock Lesnar and if it were to happen somehow, it wouldn't go down in a WWE ring.
WWE currently appears to be under a little bit of pressure. Even though All Elite Wrestling will likely never really compete or surpass WWE, it's mere presence has presented an issue. There is finally a wrestling promotion that can offer performers the same kind of money, if not more than WWE is paying them. That's why various stars are asking to leave the company, and some of them are being granted that request.
Just this week, WWE has confirmed that Dean Ambrose will not be renewing his contract at the end of April. Plus, even though the news has not yet been confirmed by WWE, Hideo Itami appears to have been granted his release earlier this week too. Considering the talent both men have, it is almost a given that they will show up in AEW later this year.
Those would both be big acquisitions, especially Ambrose, but what if AEW could land someone even bigger? This week, Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Dave Meltzer hinted that Brock Lesnar might be on the fledgling promotion's radar. "Brock’s number is so high but who knows? Who knows, it would be a coup," Meltzer said. It is not just a rumor the veteran wrestling reported has magicked up out of thin air either.
Apparently, AEW's Chris Jericho is keen to have a match with the current Universal Champion. Since Y2J is tied to AEW for the next three years, and Lesnar's WWE contract presumably ends soon, the new company would be the only place that match could currently happen. "Put it this way, Chris Jericho wants a match with Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho has a lot of sway," Meltzer went on to say.
The mere thought of Lesnar wrestling for another company at this stage in his career is almost unfathomable. Vince McMahon has been reluctant to let him return to UFC for more than the odd match, so just imagine how much the boss would be willing to pay The Beast to stop him appearing for AEW. Lesnar may even use this rumor to bag himself an even more astronomical WWE deal than the one he currently has.