WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has not agreed to a new contract with WWE, Wrestling News World can now confirm.
Brock is not budging on issues with his merchandise and he wants a large annual guarantee for it going forward. We’re told Vince McMahon is “dead set against it” and it’s unknown who is going to blink first.
Lesnar wants to put WWE in a position where they have to push his merchandise so they don't lose on his guarantee. Vince is adamant that he’s not going to start having downside guarantees for merchandise, not even for Brock.
It's a philosophical issue that has them butting heads and it doesn't look like either side will back down. Vince has a rep for being stubborn, but those close to him don't believe he's fighting this one out of spite or ego.
He's never guaranteed anybody millions in merchandise money before and he doesn't want to start now.