As seen during RAW this past Monday night, Brock Lesnar returned to the WWE after 8 long-years to deliver an F5 to John Cena. Rumors were swirling all WrestleMania weekend that Lesnar was set to return on the grandest stage of them all, but WWE decided against it at the last minute because they felt a live television broadcast return would be the better scenario.
Dating back to early last year, WWE has been negotiating with Lesnar and his camp regarding a potential return, but it never panned out due to Lesnar’s commitments with UFC at the time and instead the two sides agreed to terms on a Legends deal which came into effect for his appearance in the WWE ‘12 video game.
After months of no contact, WWE once again reached out to the former “Next Big Thing” following his UFC retirement announcement back in December of last year in regards to a return for a match with The Undertaker at this year’s WrestleMania. Obviously, that did not pan out either as Undertaker went on to advance his undefeated streak to 20-0 against Triple H.
Even though they were unable to book Lesnar for this year’s WrestleMania, they remained in contact once both sides learned his contract with UFC was voided due to his abrupt retirement announcement. It took nearly 3 months, but the deal to have Lesnar return to the place he became famous was made official over the weekend.
A majority of the terms for the contract are as follows: Lesnar is making roughly a quarter of a million dollars per appearance, Lesnar is penciled in for one of the main events for WrestleMania 29 and Lesnar has been promised a spot in the Hall of Fame within the next few years. Currently, there is no word on how often he will appear on WWE television but we will keep you updated.
Article by James Rolls http://ringsidexcess.com