There have been a lot of rumors regarding the future of The Universal Champion Brock Lesnar after his current WWE contract expires following WrestleMania 34.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the belief within WWE is that Lesnar is in the mood of staying with the company opposed to the rumors of him being interested in leaving.
The officials expect this situation to end in the same ‘photo finish’ similar to last time when Brock’s contract expired and he signed a new deal at the last minute.
Though publicly, the company is still moving forward with the idea that The Beast will be leaving and their mentality is to downplay The Universal Champion on his way out.
This way even if he does leave the company after Mania, then it wouldn’t look like WWE lost their biggest star to UFC and they expect fans to celebrate his departure.
As far as the plans for his WrestleMania match goes, Observer says that the company had each creative step laid out for his feud with Roman Reigns but Mr. McMahon decided to change things after the surfaced photo of Dana White and Lesnar garnered lots of attention.
This is said to be the reason why The Universal Champion was not present at last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw despite being advertised for the show.
The new creative direction for the Lesnar-Reigns feud is to make it look like a shoot as much as possible and get Reigns cheered when he wins the Universal title at the show.