More on Lesnar’s situation with WWE
May 1, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
To follow up on the report of Brock Lesnar’s backstage tirade after the main event at Extreme Rules, apparently Lesnar was told a few weeks before the PPV that he would put over Cena, but as noted previously, Cena would be stretched out. Lesnar thought he was double crossed since Cena cut the “I am leaving” promo to end the PPV, yelling at John Laurinitis’s assistant backstage. The word we heard was that despite the temper tantrum, Lesnar doesn’t actually have heat with Cena.
The mentality within WWE is that despite his hefty $5 million contract, he isn’t one of their guys, and thus they want him to put over their talent – since they are unsure how long he will be with the company. According to Dave Meltzer, the decision to put Cena over at Extreme Rules was viewed by the Lesnar camp as a test to see if he would quit.
The working idea, at least as of last night, was to go forward with Lesnar vs. Triple H at Summerslam.