For months now, the expectation amongst the WWE Universe has been that Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will leave the company after WrestleMania XXXI. However, an intriguing development now suggests that Lesnar will remain with WWE.
The news has come our way via the trusted and respected legendary commentator Jim Ross, who says that his sources have revealed that Lesnar has now made a career u-turn and decided pro-wrestling is where his future lies.
Many experts predicted that the lure of huge pay packets across at UFC would persuade Lesnar to return to MMA and earn some huge figures while he's still got the physical attributes to cope with the rigors of mixed martial arts.
Huge Lesnar update
But, according to Jim Ross, it's actually the fear of getting injured and damaging his body - particularly the brain in the form of concussions - that has persuaded Lesnar to think again about leaving WWE for UFC.
"Sources are saying that it looks more promising that Brock Lesnar could well stay with WWE past WrestleMania due to concerns over long term health affects of competing in MMA specifically concussion oriented issues later in one's life gain, these are 'sources' and how reliable they are can only be judged after WM31 and following the status of the former UFC Heavyweight Champion," NoDQ reported.
Great news for WWE fans
To say this news is good for WWE fans is an understatement. Brock Lesnar's part-time status has been a blight on the wrestling company ever since he dismantled John Cena last summer at SummerSlam.
Having a champion that has barely been present during key events has undermined WWE to no end.
At least now, if Ross's comments are to be proven post-WrestleMania XXXI, it would mean that one of WWE's most prized assets could potentially sign a long-term contract with the company.
One of the sticking points with Lesnar signing a new deal with WWE has always been his desire to go back to UFC, but Ross's latest comments suggest that Lesnar's desire to compete in MMA is now a thing of the past.
What do you think WWE fans? Is the prospect of Brock Lesnar staying in WWE something to celebrate? What should WWE do with Lesnar's character going forward if he does stay beyond Mania? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.