Jim Ross’ blog is always a good read. He tackled a variety of topics in his latest entree, including the biggest question of the new year. What the hell is Brock Lesnar going to do now that he is retired from The UFC.? From the Sooner himself:
Will Brock Lesnar return to WWE full time or part time? For those that know Brock well, the answer to this question is actually quite simple. It’s NO. Brock dislikes, putting it mildly, traveling. Plus, he doesn’t need the money even though he’s smart enough to not turn down a big payday if the lay of the land is to his liking. That’s why the UFC thing was good for him because he could earn big money by traveling 2-3 times per year to fight.
I could see Brock doing a major, one off WWE appearance ala a Wrestlemania, but not this year, and doing so while not even making the live Raw events that lead into it. I could also see WWE traveling to Brock to shoot vignettes to build whatever match that he might be booked. For fans who think that Lesnar will return to make a significant amount of TV dates only and then only work a handful or so of PPV’s, I hate to burst your bubble, but in my opinion that simply isn’t happening.
I agree with most of this, save the notion that Lesnar would sit out a full calender year. The wrestling business moves quickly. The WWE is currently targeted at a demographic that might not even REMEMBER Brock Lesnar inside of a WWE arena. Half of them had no idea who Kevin Nash was this past month. Lesnar is still incredibly relevant, especially with this latest controversy.
I would be shocked if we didn’t see “The Next Big Thing” re-surface inside the world of sports entertainment in the next 6-8 months.