WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has an unclear future with the WWE, as his contract expires this summer. Fans and pundits have been following the situation closely, wondering if The Beast Incarnate will continue to bring Suplex City to the squared circle, or if it's on its last hurrah.
Well, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter pointed out an interesting hint which could signal that Lesnar won't be back with WWE. It was noted earlier by sources that Lesnar didn't appear on this year's SummerSlam tickets, and Meltzer mentioned that it's because there's no guarantee The Beast will be with WWE by then.
Lesnar contract runs up some time after WrestleMania 34, though clauses could extend it into the summer, according to Meltzer. This will be a very interesting situation to monitor closely in the coming months.
If Lesnar leaves the WWE, the obvious and logical guess would be that he goes back to UFC. His one-year suspension from the USADA is up, and president Dana White has admitted that a Lesnar return is possible, and that he's "always shown interest in coming over and fighting in the UFC."
Lesnar won five of his eight UFC matches, though the most recent one (against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016), was overturned when The Beast tested positive for taking clomiphene.
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Though losing Lesnar would be a major loss for WWE on paper, he's only a part-time performer. Some have criticized the decision to have him hold onto the Universal Championship for nearly a full year.
But if 2018 is Lesnar's last year in WWE, there's no denying how much he added to his legacy. He ended The Undertaker's perfect WrestleMania streak, finally defeated Goldberg and headlined many other pay-per-views while adding more championships to his large trophy room. It won't be long until we find out if Lesnar stays with WWE, or if Suplex City packs up and leaves.
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