In a recent interview with the New York Post, Brock Lesnar was asked if his return to the UFC is possible: "Mixed martial arts is a sport reserved for very young athletes, so I would say the doors are closed for me. I'm just a WWE superstar now."
The current WWE Champion also spoke of his friendship with Paul Heyman: "Paul is a dear friend of mine. We have a very close relationship in real life too, not just in wrestling. I think everyone needs a figure like Heyman in their life."
In the latest episode of his podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette admitted he adores the new Brock: "After so many years in this business, his character needed a change. I like the new Lesnar with the lumberjack shirt, tail and black cowboy hat.
I love that he spends time with the kids and smiles at people when he enters the ring." Brock Lesnar will be called upon to take on Roman Reigns again at WrestleMania 38, the most anticipated event on the calendar. The two should have already met on Day 1, the first pay-per-view of 2022, but the Tribal Chief Coronavirus positivity has turned the tables.
The Beast is arguably one of the most controversial characters in WWE history, but there's no denying that he made modern wrestling history. The 44-year-old from Webster is in fact the only athlete in history to have won a world title in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling and collegiate wrestling.
His record includes seven WWE Championships, one UFC Heavyweight Championship and one NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar is also known for his long tenure in the UFC, of which he was a great exponent. On 9 July 2016 he returned to the octagon during 'UFC 200', beating Mark Hunt by unanimous decision.
However, the outcome of the meeting was converted into a 'no contest' due to Brock's positive doping.
Brock Lesnar reaches The Undertaker in a special record
In the last year, Brock Lesnar has returned in a truly bossy way to tread the rings of the McMahon company, grinding wins after victories, as only the Tribal Chief of Friday Night Smackdown has managed to do.
After his sensational return to the rings of the McMahon family in Summerslam, in the ppv of last summer, Brock Lesnar immediately set his eyes on the Universal title close to Roman Reigns, with the feud between the two that has been going on since then and which will culminate at Wrestlemania 38, where the two will stage a Champion vs Champion match, with a WINNER TAKES ALL.
After also winning the Elimination Chamber of the eponymous Arabian WWE ppv, Brock Lesnar then graduated once again WWE Champion, after reigning from Day One at the Royal Rumble, with Bobby Lashley interrupting his short reign only thanks to the attack behind organized by Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns in that of the Big Four in January.
Thanks to the victory in the Chamber, however, Brock Lesnar has managed to indelibly engrave his name once again in the history of WWE, re-entering a fairly restricted list of characters, who have won some particular contests in the same calendar year.
Thanks to the Twitter user, Adam O'Driscoll, we come to notice a particular list of athletes who would have won some very important WWE contests, in the same calendar year, to which of course the name of Brock Lesnar was also added.
after last Saturday's triumph. We are talking about the athletes who in the same year managed to win the Royal Rumble, the Elimination Chamber match and also took part in the Wrestlemania main event, all in the exact same stint of the same year.
Lesnar then joins the names of: Roman Reigns, The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Bianca Belair and Drew McIntyre. In fact, in the entire history of WWE, only 8 characters have succeeded in this feat, with Lesnar's palmares continuing to expand more and more, after the sensational interruption of the Deadman's Streak at Wrestlemania 30, which gave the way to all these records and firsts that Lesnar wanted to share with very few of his colleagues.