Backstage News On Brock Lesnar’s Future In WWE With UFC Return Teased, Was Vince McMahon Aware He Would Be Appearing?, The Possibility Of Brock Fighting Again, How This Has Stepped On CM Punk’s Toes, More

I’m told Vince McMahon was aware that Brock Lesnar would be at UFC 146 in Las Vegas last night. Otherwise, the feeling is there would have already been a lawsuit against them in place for using his likeness on pay-per-view. While one source commented about how well this would have looked had this been done on purpose to sell Lesnar “quitting” WWE, it’s believed it just worked out where it looked that way as I’m told “no one” thinks that far ahead in booking and it just worked out that well.

As for Lesnar appearing and Dana White talking about him wanting to fight again, I’m told it’s a possibility that McMahon could OK a fight between Brock and Frank Mir at the end of the summer. This way, if Brock were injured in the bout he would still be able to compete at Wrestlemania next year. There is also a possibility this is just a ploy to draw buzz.

One observer in the know feels like Vince wouldn’t OK Brock fighting again because if he lost, he would no longer look dominate. Remember, Vince wouldn’t allow Kurt Angle to tryout for the Olympics because he felt the silver medal didn’t matter and ultimately made him look worse.

All and all Lesnar’s appearance last night appears to be nothing more than him generating a buzz for himself, UFC and WWE. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of it is WWE Champion CM Punk now feels like he should be allowed to appear with Chael Sonnen. It will be very interesting to see if what happened last night makes that a reality or if Punk goes out on his own and does it anyways.

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  • Patrick_Peralta

    "Vince wouldn’t OK Brock fighting again because if he lost, he would no longer look dominate"

    To late Lesner lost his last 2 fights in UFC and add the Cena match he just had. dispite the fact Cena went over. … Lesner doesn't look dominate at all.

    "Vince wouldn’t allow Kurt Angle to tryout for the Olympics because he felt the silver medal didn’t matter and ultimately made him look worse."

    It may not matter to Vince but to Kurt it did.

    "WWE Champion CM Punk now feels like he should be allowed to appear with Chael Sonnen."

    I agree with Punk on this since the last time he was not able to be at ringside.

    • Bault16

      Is it good for business to let Kurt wrestle and lose?

      • urnemystic

        But telling him he cant try out because you think hes going to lose had to be a blow to kurts confidence.

      • Patrick_Peralta

        I was talking about the Olympics statement.

  • Stephan

    Figured this much, to be honest. A LOT of people on the internet flipped out (including some high profile wrestling journalist who LOL'ed as if WWE management just got one upped). Although he is not one who I'd characterize as a "good soldier employee", Brock isn't stupid. Even he wouldn't risk severing a sweet deal he landed with WWE- seven figures for a few weeks worth of work for a year. And he seemed to actually be having a bit of fun in that brief run with Cena. Plus, the reason he left UFC in the first place had more to do with health than passion. So, a full time run back to the UFC simply isn't an option, although a one off bout definitely would be.

    Plus, Heyman promoted Brock's UFC appearance on his twitter. Heyman is in many ways a "good loyal employee" (openly, I mean…it's obvious that he's a leak for many wrestling journalists stemming from his ECW days). Even when he was running the "new" ECW, he was promoting it in interviews with a straight face as a great product. He just landed a sweet part time gig with WWE too until Summerslam whereas before he was in total exile, so why would he even consider compromising that?

    As for CM Punk: Yes, it wasn't nice of WWE to not let him accompany Chael Sonnen, but he needs to build a bridge. He's making great money, WWE are showcasing him prominently, and he is now a power player backstage. If he's going to whine about this too… simply, you can't win every battle in life so suck it up. Just my opinion.