Backstage Talk on Brock Lesnar’s New Contract, Push Coming for Dean Ambrose?, Reigns, More
– We noted before that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar’s new WWE contract is for three years. According to Reddit user MetsFan4Ever, who has broken several WWE stories, Lesnar is set to make $3 million per year. He will be working limited dates during the new contract as he did with the previous contract. If the $3 million per year figure is correct, that’s a decrease from the $5 million per year that he’s been rumored to be making.
Since Brock re-signed on Monday night, the WWE World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania 31 has been heavily discussed. WWE creative has reportedly been working night and day on the outcome of the match with Triple H, Vince McMahon and other top officials.
We noted before that there were plans to elevate the WWE United States Title and the Intercontinental Title after WrestleMania. Vince is reportedly on board with the idea of having Lesnar retain, Cena take the US Title from Rusev and either Sheamus or Daniel Bryan win the IC Title Ladder Match. However, it’s still not confirmed what Sheamus’ WrestleMania role will be. It looks like Dean Ambrose will be getting in on the chase for one of these titles as he’s reportedly in line for a heavy push going into SummerSlam.
On a related note, MetsFan noted that Reigns is being compared to Lex Luger and his push in 1993-1994 in the sense that Luger was pushed big time but never got over like WWE wanted as the time. Vince ended up getting behind the fan favorite Bret Hart and Luger ended up on the midcard.