In what has to be the biggest piece of breaking news for the WWE since CM Punk left the company, it has been revealed that Brock Lesnar has signed a new deal.
The Beast is Back
The WWE Heavyweight Champion appeared on appeared on SportsCenter earlier today in an interview with Michelle Beadle where he revealed that just last night he officially signed a new contract with Vince McMahon's company.
Lesnar also added that he is officially retiring from UFC, and will not be stepping back in the octagon any more.
"I'm officially closing the door on MMA," Lesnar said. "It was hard. I re-signed last night with the WWE."
Lesnar revealed that he signed the deal after Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles yesterday evening, and that it was an offer he simply could not turn down.
"It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career," Lesnar said. "The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband -- I'm an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I'm here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.
"It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year. I've thought about this for a year. At the end of the day, it's all about me wanting to have fun. The last two-and-a-half months I've been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally -- and that's not good," the Champion added.
This changes absolutely everything for WrestleMania 31 this weekend. Because Lesnar's future was in doubt, it seemed certain that Roman Reigns was going to take the title away from him in the main event.
But with Lesnar at the WWE now for the long term and with his future secure, Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE's creative team could be set to completely rewrite the script to keep Lesnar the all-powerful, all-dominating champion he is today.
Lesnar made his WWE debut in 2002 but left after becoming champion when he wanted to try his hand at football, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was released in the final cut down to 53.
Lesnar later decided to enter the world of MMA and joined UFC, where he eventually became Heavyweight Champion after knocking out Randy Couture to claim the belt. His UFC career was ended by complications of diverticulits, an intestinal disorder, but he managed to return to WWE in 2012. Since then he has gone on to break The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak and become champion.