Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar revealed Tuesday he re-signed with WWE on ESPN’s SportsCenter during an interview with Michelle Beadle.
“I’m officially closing the door on MMA,” Lesnar told Beadle. “I re-signed (with WWE) last night. We came to a conclusion last night. The offer on the table, I just could not refuse.”
During the build-up to Lesnar’s title defense against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31, Paul Heyman admitted his client’s contract was set to expire soon after The Show of Shows. Heyman even threatened Lesnar was willing to take the title wherever he pleased — including various mixed martial arts promotions — leaving Lesnar’s post-WrestleMania status up in the air.
The Beast Incarnate returned to WWE in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus, during which time he competed in UFC. Lesnar captured his fourth WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam 2014 and ended The Undertaker’s legendary undefeated Streak at WrestleMania 30. He will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania against Reigns this Sunday on WWE Network.