Rumors have been swirling about how soon Brock Lesnar will leave WWE to focus on his UFC return. After all, he’s already rejoined their drug testing pool, not to mention showing up at a UFC show to challenge champion Daniel Cormier in a very pro wrestling manner. With all of that, plus the way WWE is building him as an out-of-control monster on the road to SummerSlam, most of us have been expecting him to drop the Universal Championship at that show, or the next night on RAW, and pretty much be out the door.
According to Joe Peisich on the Fired Up podcast, however, that may not be the plan. Per Ringside News, here’s what Peisich had to say about a recent meeting between Lesnar and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon:
I’ll break some news. Brock Lesnar last week had a meeting with Vince and the higher ups with WWE and he has told them that he wants to work with both.
He wants to work with WWE and UFC. I don’t know how that’s going to happen, but if Brock does not lose the title at SummerSlam you could see him working for both WWE and UFC. Like I said, I don’t know how that works but he wants to work for both.
If Lesnar keeps up his current schedule, it actually doesn’t seem like that would be hard to accomplish at all. He’s had five WWE matches in 2018, which would seem to leave plenty of room for some UFC appearances in between. It’s a little weird, though, to think of him staying in WWE after this current storyline has emphasized how much he doesn’t seem to care about the company.
Obviously his recent behavior on Monday Night RAW was all kayfabe, but the reason it works is because most fans really don’t think he’s excited about being a wrestler. If he starts going back to UFC on a regular basis, that’s only going to increase the totally fair perception that WWE isn’t his priority.