WWE News: Brock Lesnar Reportedly Signs One-Year Deal with WWE

Poppa Big NickCorrespondent IIIMarch 31, 2012

Here Comes the Pain
Here Comes the Pain

Former WWE champion and UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has signed a one-year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, according to WrestlingInc.com (via F4Wonline.com). The contract is reportedly not a full-time contract, but rather a sporadic appearance one like The Rock has. From WrestlingInc's Marc Middleton:

The story going around Miami is that Brock Lesnar has signed a one-yer deal with WWE and will work a "more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg" type of schedule. This report is unconfirmed. Lesnar is in Miami with security and is surrounded by a large group of people shielding him from everyone. 

With Lesnar signing a deal, it is almost a foregone conclusion that he will be in "the biggest WrestleMania of all time," WrestleMania XXVIII. This just adds more star power to an already impressive card in this year's big event.

Lesnar, who was the "Next Big Thing" in the WWE, worked for the company for two impressive years, capturing the WWE Championship three time before deciding to to pursue a career in the NFL in 2004.

Soon after his short-lived aspirations to be an football star slapped him in the face, he briefly went onto wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling before deciding to pursue a career in mixed martial arts and eventually signed with UFC in 2008. He then became the UFC heavyweight champion and was their No. 1-ranked fighter until he almost died from an intestinal disorder called diverticulitis. He eventually came back and was able to successfully defend his title once, before losing it the subsequent fight.

Finally, Lesnar retired from UFC after an embarrassing loss to Alistair Overeem in the first round. This led to much speculation that Lesnar would return to the company that made him as famous as he is.

It is unknown what Lesnar's role will be in WrestleMania 28, if he indeed does appear on it. But there has been much rumor that a potential match between Lesnar and The Rock could be in the works for WrestleMania 29.

A match between Lesnar and The Undertaker is also one that's been a long time coming for WrestleMania. As many of you remember, The Undertaker made an appearance in UFC 121 and seemingly challenged Lesnar to a fight on television. This match never happened, as Undertaker went on to fight Triple H.