I haven’t enjoyed a good rumour like this since way back at the turn of the century when I used to write for wrestling websites under the awesomely awesome name “Freakboy.”
It started way back at UFC 121. Brock Lesnar has just lost to Cain Velasquez. WWE superstar The Undertaker, who was watching the fight (he goes to UFC fights regularly), was being interview when Lesnar walked past them. They had words, and the wrestling websites went into overdrive because obviously this meant it was the start of an angle to set up Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
The reporter had no idea what was going on and UFC President Dana White said “no” it as many different ways he knew how, but as anyone who had dealt with wrestling sites before…they always know more than you do. Brock Lesnar finally spoke out recently…
It turns out, none of it is true. He said he never considered going to the WWE, pointing out, “I’m a fighter.” But that didn’t have any impact upon the rampant speculation.“It’s just the Internet, and it’s because of those things right there,” Lesnar said, pointing toward a laptop that was placed in front of him. “People can say anything they want and not have any credibility or nothing. It’s just the world we live in. I don’t (hear the talk). I don’t get caught up in any of those things.”
Here’s the dumbest aspect of the rumor. Did anyone actually think Brock Lesnar was going to walk away from a multi-million dollar deal with the UFC, to return to professional wrestling for a single payday at WrestleMania? Not to mention, a pay day for a fight he knew he was going to lose…because it’s the Undertaker at WrestleMania.