With Brock Lesnar back in WWE, everyone wants to know the details of his contract. Also, Chris Jericho’s AEW deal will be up shortly.
Brock Lesnar WWE Contract Details
Ever since WrestleMania 36, there have been a ton of questions about the status of Brock Lesnar. At SummerSlam, fans learned a little more.
Following 16 months away, Lesnar is officially back with WWE. His previous contract ended a while ago and the two sides were working on a new deal.
According to Fightful Select, the roster is speculating what kind of deal Lesnar has. Word is the contract is for about a year and a half with eight to ten matches.
There is no word on how many appearances he would make or when the two sides signed on the dotted line.
So, it does not seem like Lesnar’s WWE status will undergo a major change. Even before returning, Lesnar has the best deal with the company.
A big difference this time around is Lesnar is booked as a face. This marks the first time he is not a heel since returning about eight years ago.
Based off the conclusion of SummerSlam, it is safe to bet Lesnar has his eyes on the Universal Championship. The person holding the belt, Roman Reigns, is someone Lesnar has a lengthy history with.
To add more depth to the angle, fans will have to see where Paul Heyman sides. Since Lesnar debuted with WWE, Heyman has basically always been right there.
Then, when Lesnar was not under contract, WWE paired Heyman with Reigns. That happened exactly a year ago and Reigns has been an unstoppable heel ever since the pairing.
There is still some debate on when Lesnar vs Reigns should take place. WWE does have Extreme Rules at the end of September.
Also, they are returning to Saudi Arabia in October. Therefore, that means some huge checks are about to be cashed thanks to Saudi Arabia.
Lesnar is expected for tonight’s SmackDown, so we should learn more. There is always a chance WWE holds off on the match until Survivor Series in November.
Chris Jericho’s AEW Future
Speaking of careers, Chris Jericho made a massive bet for All Out against MJF. Should Jericho lose, he never be able to wrestle for AEW again.
The timing of the stipulation is also very interesting. When Jericho signed with AEW, it was for three years. Now, During the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted how there is an option to add a year.
That means Jericho either has about six or eighteen months left on the deal. If Jericho does lose, he still has plenty of options in AEW as he has been multitasking the entire time.
“If you beat me, I will never wrestle in AEW again.”
Chris Jericho just put his career on the line vs. MJF at All Out
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) August 26, 2021
From the stories being told, Jericho seems happy in AEW and the schedule they provide. Therefore, do not look for him to be getting ready to jump back to WWE.
Eventually, Jericho could return to WWE. But, he is doing phenomenal work in AEW and it seems like a great fit for everyone involved.