Brock Lesnar is currently faced with the biggest decision of his WWE career. Should he sign a new contract with WWE and potentially give himself a headache of a schedule, or should he renege on the deal that has the potential to save WWE?
WWE should be worried
WWE's legendary commentary Jim Ross is worried for the wrestling company as a result of Lesnar's continued delay on signing his new contract, and he insists that WWE and its chairman Vince McMahon need to find out Lesnar's answer as soon as possible.
"Creatively from a strategic standpoint, WWE will need to find out sooner rather than later if Brock is interested in re-signing or not," explained Ross, who teamed up with Chael Sonnen on Saturday night in his MMA debut.
Fans of wrestling simply love Brock Lesnar. He is a beast. He's what WWE should be all about. He's a champion because it's realistic and believable. Seeing him destroy John Cena SummerSlam was exactly what most WWE fans wanted.
But what WWE fans don't want is another part-time wrestler dominating WWE. There are plenty of positives to part-time wrestlers in WWE, such as seeing the return of greats such as The Rock time and time again. But when it comes down to it, the WWE Heavyweight Championship's longest reigns have been set by wrestlers who put their heart and sole into WWE for a significant amount of time.
Brock Lesnar as yet has not done that. And until he does, he will never get the same respect that CM Punk was afforded during his epic reign as WWE's champion.
The new contract that Vince McMahon and WWE drew up for Lesnar does give him the opportunity to put his heart and soul into WWE, with the company able to book him for shows such as flagship programme, Monday Night Raw, when they want.
But naturally in an ideal world the multitalented athlete that Brock Lesnar is means he does not want to be ordered around.
Multiple options available
Lesnar's brief stint in UFC showed that the powerful man has more to him than just looking big and acting big. Those UFC pay-per-views that he was a part of were also blockbuster paydays, providing one of the likely reasons for why Lesnar is reluctant about signing his leverage away.
Jim Ross believes that Lesnar is currently at his peak physically, and he says that if Lesnar renegades on his WWE deal, another stint in UFC is highly likely.
"It looks to me like he's gotten back on track," Ross said. "He looks phenomenal strength-wise. He's just scary looking. He's more scary looking than he was before he left [WWE the first time]."
"I see no reason he couldn’t have the potential to return to the UFC and sell pay-per-views."
Lesnar certainly has plenty of options on the table at the moment, and Ross added that he might just take the most simple one of retiring and spending time with his family.
"He likes the solitude, he likes the isolation, he likes to be with his family and raise his boys," Ross said. "He's the kind of guy that can say, 'I'm done with all of it.'"