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Brock Lesnar WWE contract details: Reported 1 year deal worth $5 million

Photo of Brock Lesnar standing over John Cena via
Photo of Brock Lesnar standing over John Cena via

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has taken his ball and went home back to the scripted world of choreographed fighting.

Until recently that's pretty much the extent of what we've known regarding the big man's decision to head back to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the company that first made him famous back in 2002. When he retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) following his knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011, he took some time off before quickly scooping a monster pro wrestling payday.

To the tune of $5 million.

That's the word from (via, who recently reported the details of Lesnar's contract. The artist formerly known as "The Next Big Thing" will apparently make roughly two appearances per month over the course of the next year leading to a match at WrestleMania 29.

And sorry, pro wrestling haters, is probably going to cover it from all angles.

For more on Lesnar's return to WWE, video and all, click here.

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