Sources Say Brock Lesnar Walking Out Would’ve Sent A “Terrible Public Message”


After Vince McMahon’s shocking retirement last Friday, The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar reportedly walked out of SmackDown. The reports stated that Lesnar said something along the lines of, “If he’s gone, I’m gone.”

Lesnar ultimately would appear at the end of the show, attacking the Money in the Bank holder, Theory. There are now more details regarding Lesnar’s walkout and what potentially compelled him to return.


According to Dave Meltzer from the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the former Universal Champion walked out the moment word of McMahon’s departure circulated backstage. Meltzer specified that a deal was made for him to return, though he did not state whether the agreement involved creative changes or the company offering him more money. One source reportedly told the Observer that Lesnar walking out of the company after McMahon’s retirement would’ve sent a “terrible public message” and created the perception that the company “was in chaos.”

As of this writing, Lesnar is still scheduled to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship tomorrow night at SummerSlam in a Last Man Standing match. It was reported that alternate plans were put in place if Lesnar decided not to return.

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