Brock Lesnar was very upset backstage after Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Lesnar felt he had been “double crossed” with the promo by John Cena that closed the show.
Lesnar was so upset he began throwing things before he could be consoled. In the tirade, Brock specifically berated Marc Carano, who is the real-life assist of John Laurinaitis. Brock complained to Marc that the booking in WWE was a disaster and allegedly accused Cena of trying to hurt him. The situation was so out of control some accused Lesnar of acting in an attempt to show up the locker room in order to send the message that he could quit at anytime.
Apparently Brock was told that Cena would go over but would be stretchered out of the building, preventing Lesnar from looking weak. When Cena decided to address the audience after the match, Lesnar threw a fit. I was told yesterday that prior to the match Lesnar specifically asked one of the producers if they “were sure” about the match outcome.
The angle on last night’s Raw Supershow was done to write Lesnar off television. He is expected to return in a few weeks and isn’t believed to have heat with Cena despite the promo and the accusations Lesnar made after the match. It’s unknown what was said to Lesnar to calm him down and while some are speculating that his contract status with the company is “up in the air,” many feel there is no way he is walking away from the big money and this is all part of Brock being Brock.
Richard Reacts: There’s never a dull moment with Brock Lesnar. Remember his post-fight UFC promo that caused him to get a tongue lashing from Dana White? In his first run with WWE, Brock had a reputation for being “high maintenance.” None of this surprises me in the slightest and I doubt many in WWE are surprised either. This type of thing goes with having Brock and his ego but the fact of the matter is the company wants to utilize him because he draws. The company was very pleased with the way the main event went over at Extreme Rules.