Kurt Angle Doesn't See Brock Lesnar Leaving WWE Unless Tony Khan Wants To Pay Him $20 Million

Brock Lesnar's WWE career can be divided into two parts, pre-UFC and post-UFC. Arguably, there is nobody more synonymous with Brock Lesnar's initial run in WWE than Kurt Angle.

Recently, Brock Lesnar made headlines when his WWE contract lapsed leading to a lot of discussion and speculation regarding where Brock Lesnar could end up overall.

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Speaking with WrestlingInc, Angle weighed in on the Brock Lesnar contract situation and what he thinks it would take for Brock Lesnar to make the jump to All Elite Wrestling.

“[WWE], obviously, they're not going to let him go,” said Kurt. “Brock's pretty level headed. He doesn't get in any trouble. So there's no reason to fire the kid. He's a tremendous athlete, a tremendous employee. So I think Brock just got tired of doing it.”

Angle continued, “I don't know. I don't know if he wants to fight again. I don't know if you want to go to another company. I cannot see him going to another company, unless Tony Khan wants to pay him $10-20 million. I don't know, but you never know, but I think Brock should just end his career in WWE. I mean the way they treat him and the way he gets paid, I don't know why he'd not want to just stay. It's really up to him, but I think he wants to fight. I think that's the reason.”

During the media call on Thursday before AEW All Out, AEW President Tony Khan declined to speak in-depth on negotiations with Lesnar but praised his in-ring ability. 

“I don't think people talk enough about what a great worker Brock Lesnar is. He is one of the great working big men I've ever seen, one of the great athletes in the history of the wrestling business. I have so much respect for him. But yeah, I couldn't comment on [negotiating with Brock].”

Fightful learned from a source close to the situation that Brock Lesnar's contract negotiations is a subject that comes up yearly but this time, it's taking a little longer to reach an agreement. Learn more at this link.
 

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