– Although WWE’s legal and talent relations department had advanced knowledge of Brock Lesnar’s plans to make his initial New Japan debut, a number of WWE notables had no idea of his intentions. WWE went to court this week to try and prevent Lesnar from making his follow-up appearances, but the company was unsuccessful in doing so, as Lesnar did work this weekend. You can view pics of Lesnar working in New Japan this weekend with his new longer hair style by clicking here.
– Chris Benoit is reportedly working to secure a lighter wrestling schedule for the next few years. While he is certainly not opposed to renewing his WWE deal, he does want to have an easier workload. New Japan has been talking to Benoit in recent weeks about giving him “the Brock Lesnar deal,” in which he would work limited, specific dates from the company.
Although TNA is an option, there is talk that TNA will not offer him the “big money deal” that he might command.