WWE: WWE Reportedly Considering Bringing Back Brock Lesnar, Logan Paul on Prime’s WWE Ring Sponsorship Backlash, John Cena on Retirement Plans

WWE Reportedly Considering Bringing Back Brock Lesnar

As noted before, WWE had dropped all of their plans for Brock Lesnar’s potential return to the company due to his involvement in the recent Vince McMahon sex trafficking lawsuit. Lesnar was also recently pulled from the WWE SuperCard mobile game, the cover of WWE 2K24’s 40 Years of WrestleMania special edition, as a playable character in WWE 2K24, and WWE’s signature video for their shows as part of the fallout.

Bryan Alvarez reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Live that his sources stated that WWE officials have been “making moves” in regards to potentially bringing back Lesnar to the company. Alvarez reported that WWE officials have held talks over the past few days regarding this idea and push for Lesnar’s potential return.

Alvarez reported that while WWE officials have held talks, it does not mean that Lesnar is expected to be coming back any time soon or even at all.

Logan Paul Comments on Backlash Over Prime’s WWE Ring Mat Sponsorship Deal

As noted before, WWE recently signed a new sponsorship deal with Logan Paul’s energy drinks brand for Prime to be the official ring mat logo for WWE Premium Live Events starting at this April’s WrestleMania 40 event.

A recent episode of the Impaulsive podcast feature host Paul’s thoughts about the online backlash over his Prime brand’s ring mat sponsorship deal with WWE.

“Getting that center ring spot is interesting. It’s more positive reviews, but I think the die hard wrestling fans are really upset. It’s never been done, and Vince [Vince McMahon] was always really protective of the mat and not putting any brands on it, but in this new era, which it is, no matter how you cut it. TKO is a publicly traded company, they have to meet a bottom line. That spot was going to be sold. We saw an opportunity, and potentially an opportunity to make people hate me even more, because I am a heel, that’s kind of the angle I took. Fuck y’all, I’m going to stamp everything about this with me so you’re reminded of just what my aim is; to takeover,” said Paul. “If we don’t have this spot forever, who knows, it’ll be somebody else. I promise, if you’re a die-hard WWE fan, you’ll forget about it. It’ll start to be standard practice and I don’t think it’ll be as distracting as y’all think.”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com

John Cena Comments on His Current WWE Retirement Plans

A recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show featured John Cena as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Cena’s thoughts about his current plans to retire from WWE and wrestling by the age of 50.

“You know what, 50 is my absolute line in the sand. I would like to try and do it before that, but at 50, I’m just gonna tweet out, ‘Peace out, see ya.’ That’s it, I’m good. I was very much driven where WWE was my passion 24/7 — and I’m very grateful — but I’ve grown and there’s a lot of other avenues I’m curious about in life, being a great husband and partner is one of those. I just want to try do what I can in those [years].”

Transcript h/t: Fightful.com