Following his sudden retirement from UFC, Brock Lesnar remains a hot topic in many circles. One rumor that continues to be in circulation is the chance of Lesnar working Wrestlemania XXVIII in Miami this year.
I'm told by a source with knowledge of the WWE mindset is that "it would be too hectic" to get Lesnar out of his UFC contract in time to compete at the pay-per-view this year. My source says with The Rock already in place to headline the show, the feeling is it would be more logical to try and secure Lesnar's services for Wrestlemania next year.
If Brock were brought in this year he would be programmed with The Undertaker which would bump Triple H off his preliminary planned re-match challenging "the streak." This is another roadblock for Lesnar working Wrestlemania XXVIII this year as it would leave Hunter with nothing to do on the show with any sort of importance.
Needless to say there is an underlying conflict of interest with Hunter trying to subdue any talk of attempting to bring Lesnar in for Wrestlemania this year as it would eliminate his spot on one of the big matches on the show. (Click here for preliminary Wrestlemania XXVIII plans)
For those doubting Lesnar would be interested in a WWE return, check out this quote from an interview he did with ESPN.com last October while promoting his inclusion in the WWE '12 video game. In his comments, he not only furthers a program with Undertaker but says he thinks he will work for Vince McMahon again:
"I was a true wrestler. I was a Division I national champion. I came into the business wanting one thing and one thing only, and that was to be the champion, and I wasn't going to let anybody stand in my way. I think there was one guy that had a problem with that and that was Undertaker. If I were to have gotten in the ring with him I would have ripped his arm off and f------ beat him with it."
When asked if he thinks he'll return to WWE for one more match, Lesnar responded:
I think I will. I think under the right circumstances I will. I think if Vince McMahon and I were able to sit down at the same dinner table and break some bread that we could come up with some kind of game plan. At the end of the day, I'm an ultimate fighter. That's who I am and that's who I'll always be. I was an entertainer but at the end of the day, I'm still as real as it gets. I think a lot of things have to fall in the right places for something like that to happen.
The interview is still online at this link.
Wrestling News World reader Brett Bault also sent in the following screen capture from Lesnar's book, "Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival":