Brock Lesnar is currently embroiled in somewhat of a controversy with WWE after his much discussed no-show on Monday Night.
The WWE Heavyweight Champion was expected to be present on Raw to talk up his WrestleMania XXXI match with Roman Reigns, but fans were left bitterly disappointed when Lesnar's advocate, Paul Heyman, left the arena without an absence from the champ.
The Raw 24 hours after the latest pay-per-view is always a great opportunity for WWE to build on the momentum of the night before and look ahead to future events. Fans have come to expect some sort of verbal back and forth the night after a pay-per-view, and Lesnar was booked well advance and was expected to be there to address the WWE Universe and his challenger Roman Reigns.
Lesnar left angry
But despite being backstage Lesnar didn't appear, and following on from the reports by Dave Meltzer that Lesnar and the WWE had a disagreement, Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com reported on Wednesday that Lesnar was "visibly angry" backstage because of some kind of "business related" disagreement.
"As reported last night in the PWInsider Elite section, WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was backstage at Raw but was not used. Lesnar flew on his private plane to Nashville for the taping earlier in the day on Monday. According to those who saw him backstage yesterday, Lesnar was obviously angry about something and one source claimed he walked out of the taping before it ended," PWInsider.com reported.
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"There are different stories making the rounds, but PWInsider.com has been told it was not something on the creative end that set Lesnar off, but something regarding his business relationship with WWE. No one we spoke with was willing to elaborate beyond that, but several made it clear it had nothing to do with any planned booking."
McMahon forced to act
Furthermore, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was made to address the issue during a SmackDown production meeting today in a bid to not let the controversy spiral out of control.
"Vince McMahon acknowledged the issue during a Smackdown production meeting today, a source claimed, but did not elaborate on the issue. Lesnar has returned home to Minnesota and is not backstage at Smackdown," Mike Johnson added.