Vince McMahon and the WWE are braced for the departure of Brock Lesnar following WrestleMania XXXI it seems, after a complete breaking down of Lesnar and McMahon's relationship.
WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was due to appear on last week's Monday Night Raw but, despite appearing backstage, he never set foot in the ring.
Lesnar was supposed to appear on the show with advocate Paul Heyman to discuss Brock's upcoming match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania XXXI, but a disagreement backstage between Vince McMahon and the champ resulted in Lesnar walking out on WWE on the night.
Unlike CM Punk in January of last year, it doesn't seem that Brock Lesnar is walking out on WWE permanently yet, but his decision to walk out on McMahon and co was a clear sign of his frustration over what has been described by wrestling expert Dave Meltzer as a "business-related disagreement."
McMahon and Lesnar almost come to blows
This is certainly not a situation that WWE wants to get into with Brock Lesnar, as the wrestling company desperately tries to persuade Lesnar to sign a new deal with the wrestling company to stay beyond Mania, but further reports suggest that this position is even more untenable than first thought.
Furthermore, Meltzer has added to his initial reports of the bust-up between McMahon and Lesnar with some more ominous comments that will make Lesnar's WWE fans even more worried about the powerful wrestler's future.
"Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, who broke the story about Lesnar walking out, notes that it's still not known exactly what Lesnar and Vince were arguing about past the next contract but their discussion was said to be very loud and heated," NoDQ reported.
"The two were "yelling and screaming" at each other loud enough to where people were concerned, mainly for Vince."
Lesnar to snub Mania?
This is an incredibly worrying situation for WWE fans, and one can't help but think this threatens Brock Lesnar's participation at WrestleMania XXXI.
Lesnar is contracted to perform at Mania, so it's unlikely he would renege on his deal, with McMahon probably poised to sue the wrestler if he does. But whatever happens at Mania, it's looking more and more unlikely that Lesnar will be in WWE come the beginning of next month.