“The devil’s in the details in the language; it’s not complicated when you have the right people who understand your contracts and understand your life. That really boils down to it. Vince [McMahon] giving me the nod to be able to do this, I have great respect for the man and I think he has a greater respect for Brock Lesnar after I walked out in 2004 and went on to become UFC Heavyweight Champion. We’re both older and more mature and it’s water under the bridge. I think he knows a happy Brock Lesnar is easier to work with than a Brock Lesnar that’s not.”
Penick’s Analysis: Lesnar’s an attraction. The WWE has had varying levels of success in utilizing that aspect of his character, but he’s gotten himself the best of all worlds in his latest WWE deal. By working into his contract the option to return, he’s getting to fight at least once more. Win or lose he gets that either out of his system or rekindles a desire to continue on. He got what he wanted in returning to the WWE, and now he’s getting what he wants once again.
[Brock Lesnar art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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