Take this for what it’s worth but according to a report from Bodyslam.net’s Brad Shepard, the alleged backstage altercation between Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar following the main event of WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans was a “work”. As previously reported here on eWrestlingNews.com, Lesnar went to the gorilla position backstage after the match and reportedly threw the Universal Championship at a wall. Vince and Shane McMahon were allegedly present during the incident and Shane jumped up like he was ready to “fight” Lesnar. No words were exchanged during this apparent incident, and Lesnar then left the building.
Less than 24 hours following WrestleMania 34, WWE announced on Monday that Lesnar had re-signed with the company and would face Roman Reigns in a cage match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event set for later this month in Saudi Arabia. Brad Shepard claims a source within WWE claims the backstage incident was either “a complete work designed to manipulate pro wrestling news sites who they knew the news would leak to, or it was severely over hyped.”
Shepard also reports that Vince McMahon played kayfabe with regards to the altercation to other WWE Superstars and employees. Additionally, McMahon was said to have not been happy about the table spot in the match, which was reportedly unplanned and did mention that to Lesnar after the match. Lesnar also reportedly wasn’t happy with the crowd reaction the match received. There were loud “This Is Awful” chants during the main event.
The source says they were told that Lesnar would be dropping the Universal title to Reigns at WrestleMania 34 before leaving to go to the UFC. For what it’s worth, Lesnar is expected to stay with WWE for at least a few more months.
UFC President Dana White has stated recently that Brock Lesnar, also a former UFC heavyweight champion, will be fighting again for the UFC. However, if Lesnar were to fight in MMA again, he’d have to re-enter the testing pool for the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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