Brock Lesnar's WWE Deal Changes - Can Work More Dates
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.03.2014
Now that he's champion...
- Many people have been wondering how WWE plans to proceed with Brock Lesnar as WWE World Heavyweight champion. As has been known, Lesnar has a contract that included a limited schedule and that led to speculation that he would only be able to be used on a few PPVs before WrestleMania. Now the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Lesnar's deal has been restructured now that he's champion that allows the company to book him for Raws and PPVs as they need.
The new deal allows the company to increase Lesnar's dates on a pro-rated basis and pay whatever the new per-date price is, or they can use him on only the few shows that his original deal allows for. This means that the company is able to work more on the fly with Lesnar and has some flexibity in how they use him.
It's important to note that this doesn't mean that Lesnar will be booked for every PPV. Paul Heyman made pointed comments before SummerSlam suggesting that the company might be better off using Lesnar sporadically as champion to increase the value of title defenses and Lesnar's appearances.