WWE News: WWE Reportedly Offers Brock Lesnar New Contract

Gone Baby GoneContributerJanuary 17, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Interesting news coming from the Brock Lesnar front.

As it appears, "The Next Big Thing" has been offered a new deal by the company. Ultimately, it appears WWE wants Lesnar's new contract inked by WrestleMania 29.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via WrestlingInc.com):

WWE officials have offered Brock Lesnar a new contract. They want him locked in for another year before WrestleMania. It's believed the new deal is similar to the deal he signed last year - several million dollars, a few major pay-per-view events and the TV shows building up to those events.

Lesnar has not signed the deal and probably won't sign any time soon because that's how he operates, likely negotiating until the end. Some within WWE are under the impression that he's in the creative plans for after WrestleMania 29.

Overall, I can't imagine Lesnar not re-signing with the company. Let's face it, Lesnar's mainstream popularity isn't what it was a few years ago. So, I cannot imagine that many companies outside of WWE are vying for his services.

All of that aside, Lesnar is a huge commodity for WWE, as he is an amazing competitor that always brings his A-game. To me, the best part about him is that he brings the company some press, without taking up a ton of TV time. Even when he is involved in a feud, his on-air segments hardly ever drone on. Not to mention his employment doesn't take up a full-time roster spot, allowing WWE to continue to push other stars.

Let's face it, Lesnar's return in 2012 was huge for the company. Even though he had limited appearances, he still peaked fans interest, often times leaving them wondering when he would return for his next feud.

Speaking of feuds, if he does re-up with the company, one has to wonder who he will go toe-to-toe with? Outside of CM Punk or John Cena, there aren't too many stars left for Lesnar to have a solid feud with. Don't get me wrong, I am not discrediting the rest of the roster, just stating that Lesnar's limited availability makes it almost impossible to build up a feud with an up-and-coming star.

In the end, the company and many fans will be awaiting Lesnar's response, leaving WWE and its fans wondering will he or won't he in the weeks to come.