Why WWE Isn’t Going To Be The Only Company Willing To Offer Brock Lesnar Big Money To Return; How An MMA Promotion Is Ready To Make A Significant Financial Offer That Could Actually Result In Lesnar Making Appearances On TNA Impact Wrestling Programming

Believe it or not, there is actually a TNA Impact Wrestling tie-in with Brock Lesnar. While UFC President Dana White has said publicly he wouldn’t stand in the way of Lesnar returning to WWE, it’s actually more complicated than that.

I’m told UFC officials believe Lesnar is finished fighting, however, they are hesitant to release him from his contract. The concern stems from the fact there will be “several” big money offers on the table for him if/when he becomes a free agent, some of which UFC wouldn’t want to help facilitate by releasing him.

One interesting scenario is Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator), which is now owned by Viacom (the parent company of Spike TV), is ready to make a big money offer to Lesnar if/when he becomes available.

One source close to the situation tells me under the condition of anonymity that Viacom officials would be interested in Lesnar making appearances on Impact Wrestling to put Bellator on the map while also raising the profile of TNA. Viacom has a vested interest in the success of TNA with Impact Wrestling being a valued-franchise on Spike TV.

There are already plans to use TNA programming to help promote the launch of Bellator fights airing on Spike TV in 2013.

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  • BollyMexCPhT

    Hmmm.. interesting. I doubt he would make lots on TNA appearances though. But he said, he retired and his body cannot take that punishment anymore. He proved ALOT of critics wrong by winning the UFC Heavyweight title and there is nothing else to prove.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    I don't get it why would Bellator Fighting Championships Want Brock Lesner? Aside frommaking appearences to help boost their promotion they should know he is retired and will not fight again. unless he changes his mind which I doubt.

    • Alex

      You just answered your own question. To help boost their promotion.

  • lbp365

    Well for Spike and TNA they finally doing things to make sense so I understand why UFC will try to hold on. Hmmm a real tv war spike with Bellator/TNA and the WWE network with the WWE/UFC and with tv rumors on either NHL or NBA bid on by spike the winner is?…….