WWE Rumors: Brock Lesnar Confronted by Shane McMahon After Throwing Title Belt

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2018

FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion, was selected Monday, June 27, 2016, as the cover superstar for the WWE 2K17 video game that is set for an Oct. 11 release.  (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
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Shane McMahon squared up with Brock Lesnar following The Beast Incarnate's argument with McMahon's father, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, after WrestleMania 34, Wrestling Observer Radio's Dave Meltzer (h/t WrestlingInc's Marc Middleton) reported Tuesday.

Middleton wrote "there were words exchanged" but that things didn't get physical before Lesnar left with advocate Paul Heyman.

Pro Wresting Sheet's Ryan Satin reported Monday that Lesnar and the elder McMahon got into an argument following The Beast's win over Roman Reigns. Lesnar also threw the WWE Universal Championship during the incident. The reason for the alleged confrontation remains unclear.

WWEΒ announcedΒ Monday it signed a new contract with Lesnar and he'll defend the universal title in a steel cage match against Reigns as part of the Greatest Royal Rumble event inΒ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 27.

Lesnar's deal may not reflect a long-term commitment to WWE, though. Bleacher Report'sΒ Jeremy Botter reported Lesnar is only under contract for one more match, while PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson noted the universal champion "may just be working on an extension of his previous [contract]."

Regardless of whether Lesnar and McMahon got into it after WrestleMania 34, letting him leave the company for an extended period of time would arguably be WWE's best move.

The company has painted itself into a corner regarding what it can do with Lesnar. He has run through pretty much every major star in WWE, and fans have grown weary of watching the same Lesnar singles match for years.

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The WWE Universe may be more receptive toward Lesnar if he goes away after the Greatest Royal Rumble and comes back around the 2019 Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 35.