The WWE have been throwing money at Brock Lesnar for a number of years now and it appears that Vince McMahon is doing so more now than ever
Brock Lesnar makes a fantastic living in the WWE.
The Beast Incarnate earns millions to work a limited amount of dates believed to be in the region of 12 appearances every year.
However, being a former NCAA Division 1 heavyweight champion and UFC heavyweight champion, sometimes the desire to fight for real lingers.
Many believed that Lesnar was lining up for one final comeback to UFC this summer to challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC’s heavyweight strap.
However, not only did that not happen, Lesnar retired from MMA.
UFC president has commented on the matter in the past couple of days and a common thought was Lesnar didn’t want to return to UFC and take a pay cut under their new pay-per-view strategy with ESPN.
“That’s not why Brock Lesnar didn’t fight,” White said when asked if Lesnar’s decision had anything to do with the new PPV system. “Brock Lesnar got a better deal is basically what happened for Brock.”
Of course, WWE switched their pay-per-view model back in 2014 and launched the WWE network. Yet, Lesnar still makes a great living from the company. White says that PPV numbers have nothing to do with anything where Lesnar is concerned.
“That’s absolutely false,” White said. “And if you really look when we were on pay-per-view, we were on traditional pay-per-view, everybody was talking about how the pay-per-view business was dying. It’s dying and nobody can pull numbers anymore.
“Really? We were still pulling five to seven million pay-per-view buys a year when we were on the dying, traditional pay-per-view. You can’t listen to any of this noise.”
What it really comes down to is Lesnar’s pure desire to fight. White believes he couldn’t find that so it serves Lesnar best to enjoy the money in WWE.
”He’s done. He’s made his decision,” White said. “I don’t know where he is in that other world. I know he was looking into doing a new deal with [Vince McMahon] to stay with the WWE. I’ve always had a good relationship with Brock, we’ve always dealt really well with each other. And if that’s … when you decide or don’t decide to fight, it’s a decision you mentally have to be ready to fight. You have to be all in on fighting. And if you’re not all in, then you shouldn’t be fighting. He made a decision, and it’s the right decision.”