Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com has confirmed that Brock Lesnar is currently a free agent. His merchandise has been removed from the WWE websites. Both sides reached an impasse but are still in negotiations on a new potential deal.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion re-signed with WWE in in 2012 to much fanfare shortly after his MMA carreer ended. Since then he has continued to remain a top star for the company since then..Winning multple WWE and Universal World Champions. Lesnar has consitantly been pushed as a top attraction in his current twelve year run with the company….Outside of a few planned sabbaticals and an isolated UFC returns.
Lesnar has been a free agent before many times during this run but in the end WWE Chairmen Vince McMahon has always offered the wrestler enough to stay. Outside of a return to UFC there is now another potential option in the over one year old All Elite Wrestling.
Brock Lesnar originally signed with the WWE developmental system in 2000 right out of his successful College Wrestling Carreer. After a few years of season in Ohio Valley Wrestling, Lesnar was called up to the main roster and immediately groomed for stardom. Winning his first World Title over the Undertaker at Hell In The Cell 2002. Lesnar would win is second WWE World Championship by defeating Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania XIX.
But overtime Brock Lesnar grew weary of the road and eventually asked for his release. His run ending in a controversy match with Bill Goldberg. After a brief flirtation with NFL Football and some appearances in Japan…Brock Lesnar sued to get out of the remainder of his WWE contract to persue a UFC career. After both parties settled Lesnar debuted for the UFC.
Brock quickly was moved to the top of the UFC Card and even became UFC Heavywieght Champion when he defeated Randy Culture. But after losing the title to Cain Velasquez his UFC carreer began to wane. Mostly due to a bad case of Diverticulitis that seemed to hinder his abilities in the Octagon. Brock’s retirement in UFC lead to his return to WWE.
Brock Lesnar is a former NCAA Heavyweight Champion during his Amateur Wrestling career at the University of Minnesota . A pedigree to that no doubt led to to WWE’s original recruitment of the decorated wrestler. And also made him a legit prospect going into his UFC Carreer. Brock never played NCAA Football despite once trying for a carreer as an NFL Guard for the Minnosta Vikings. Being cut before his lone training camp ended.