Brock Lesnar can still compete in UFC despite new WWE contract

Brock Lesnar can still compete in UFC despite new WWE contract

The match, and the rest of the card, was a great experience.

The Universal Championship match will be one of seven titles defended at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

The WWE Universe was on its toes as they awaited to see not only if Brock Lesnar would successfully retain his Universal Championship over Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, but if he'd also be leaving the squared circle altogether. Dana White has been telling every media outlet that will listen over the last few weeks that Lesnar was about to re-sign with the UFC and could potentially challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Title in one of his first fights.

Universal Champion Lesnar stunned fans by defeating the overwhelming favourite Roman Reigns. Pundits have been predicting it for years. He's "Vince's boy" and doesn't connect on an emotional level the way someone like Daniel Bryan does. Although his range of wrestling moves is limited, he consistently delivers high-quality matches against a broad spectrum of opponents. Brock Lesnar is a gifted, freak of nature, once-in-a-lifetime athlete. This accounts for some of the negative reactions he's gotten, but not the kind of vitriol expressed last night.

It's likely some of this is spillover from the 15 years John Cena was the face of the WWE.

Headed into the evening, many people thought that Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles would steal the show. Reigns is great in the ring but his current character is not working.

According to ProWrestlingSheet.com, after pummeling Reigns, Lesnar reportedly confronted McMahon backstage and verbally assaulted the billionaire owner.

Not so fast. Sporting News' Steven Muehlhausen revealed (per sources) that Lesnar's new deal allows him to compete in the UFC parallel to his WWE career. The deal indicates that Heyman will be by the side of Brock Lesnar while he continues his path of destruction in WWE.

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Lesnar will not be able to jump back into the octagon right away, however.

It's hard not to feel bad for Roman.

The question is: what now?

Some of this should play out on tonight's Raw.

Vince McMahon loves to show and tell us that we do not know what he is going to do.

Through all of their attempts to make fans fall in love with him, the most dedicated admirers of WWE are steadfast in their skepticism.

The crowd were white hot for him. He's got plenty of genuine justification for turning on the fans. Reigns didn't give up easily and even delivered two back-to-back spears to the beast incarnate but Lesnar's power and grit turned out to be too much for him as the Roman Empire finally crumbled in Suplex City rather or maybe F5 city. It was an uncomfortable and unfortunate conclusion to an otherwise stellar WrestleMania.

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