Brock Lesnar has been heavily relied on by WWE over the past couple of years and while it has helped to deliver some blockbuster hits, it has also created a pretty stale title picture in the process. It also raised questions of why Lesnar would go months without defending the title, which didn’t help things either.
With that being said, however, Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar to win The Universal title at WrestleMania 35 and is now set to face AJ Styles in a dream match. As for Lesnar, he hasn’t been seen or heard from in WWE since losing at Mania, but a new rumor claims that he is thinking about retirement
Whether The WWE Universe wants to admit it or not, Brock Lesnar became the biggest entity at the company’s disposal after defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and has become a mainstay in the title picture since then. He even went on to hold the title for over a year before finally being beaten by Roman Reigns at Summerslam.
It wouldn’t last however as Reigns had to leave WWE due to being diagnosed with Leukemia and Strowman and Lesnar would fight for the vacated belt at Crown jewel. Strowman seemed to be the favorite in that match, especially with how hot he was at the time, but was screwed over by Corbin, who ambushed him before the match.
In the end, Lesnar would go on to finally lose the title to Rollins at WrestleMania 35 and hasn’t been heard from since then. He also made news recently for officially retiring from UFC, which ends the chance of the summer bout against Daniel Cormier and might also signal the end of his WWE career as well.
Brad Sheppard talk about Lesnar’s future in WWE on The Oh you didn’t know Podcast that “According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, UFC President Dana White told him Brock Lesnar is retired from UFC, but there’s an even bigger story which hasn’t been reported yet… Brock had a conversation with Vince McMahon over the weekend and wants to retire from WWE at WrestleMania 36. That’s huge.”
If true, this is indeed huge and will mark the end of another one of WWE’s top superstars. It will also mean that WWE will no longer be able to rely on Lesnar as an option again, which means that WWE will have to invest into building up a new top guy for the long term. Either that or find another part-time star with mainstream appeal.
Unfortunately for The WWE Universe, it’s not really known what is next for Lesnar. WWE’s last update on Lesnar was that he was in Vegas talking to Dania White about a UFC return, but that’s obviously not happening. WWE also doesn’t seem to have any immediate plans for Lesnar either, which means he will likely remain off television for quite a while.