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WWE’s tentative plans for Brock Lesnar’s next match

The current plan for Brock Lesnar is for him to defend the Universal Championship at SummerSlam on August 19 in Brooklyn. That is the tentative plan but it is not set in stone.

As far as his UFC future goes, if he does not enter the UFC testing pool by June 30 then he is staying in WWE. If he does enter the testing pool by that date then its likely that he will be fighting by the New Year’s weekend show. The reason why the June 30 date is critical is that he still needs to serve out the rest of his drug test suspension from the UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt. The suspension is frozen until he re-enters the USADA drug testing pool.

Lesnar is in a great negotiating spot because UFC needs more top draws for pay-per-views and WWE will be getting much more money from their Fox and NBCUniversal TV deals so they do have money to spend than before if they really want him to stay.

The obvious name (although maybe not the best choice as far as fans are concerned) to be Lesnar’s opponent is Roman Reigns. However, when Bobby Lashley was in talks to return to WWE, the idea of a match with Lesnar was on the table. Lashley has said publicly that he wants a match with Lesnar.

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