Update: Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that the fear of Brock Lesnar not re-signing with WWE could have something to with why they might be moving the Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar match up to SummerSlam. He said now that Brock Lesnar is back in the USADA testing pool he’s pretty sure.
Original: The old rule of thumb is you can never know what is going to happen in pro wrestling. There is also another time-honored phrase that applies here too which is don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. We’re not calling Brock Lesnar a chicken by any means (because he’s scary), but WWE might need to think again if they think Brock Lesnar signing a new contract after WrestleMania 34 is a done deal.
As we noted earlier on the site, Brock Lesnar has re-entered the USADA testing pool and could be gearing up for another run with UFC. Reentering this testing pool means Brock is keeping his options open so he can make the best decision for his future when the time comes. Apparently, according to a report on Pro Wrestling Sheet, Lesnar has made it clear to WWE officials that he doesn’t intend on re-signing with WWE after his current contract expires. Earlier today, we reported that Lesnar’s WWE contract expires at WrestleMania 34.
The reason for entering the USADA testing pool now is so that his suspension from last year’s drug test failure would be up by the time WrestleMania 34 rolls around and his contract expires. If a fighter gets suspended and pulls himself out of the USADA drug testing pool, then that time does not count towards his suspension.
This might just be a tactic so Lesnar could have more leverage to get a bigger offer from WWE, but at this time the future of Suplex City in WWE seems to be on shaky ground.
It’s been a busy week full of news. If you’d like to catch up on some of the top stories from this week, check out some of the links below:
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