To muddle the waters even more, last night on Raw they planted the seeds for Brock Lesnar’s eventual departure from WWE. Lesnar defends his title at SummerSlam later this month in a four-way against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman. Heyman interrupted Raw GM Kurt Angle and said that if Lesnar loses at SummerSlam, he and Lesnar are leaving WWE.

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Get it? WWE is playing off the rumors of Lesnar leaving WWE at some point and turning it into high stakes for their biggest event of the summer. (Heyman’s promo last night was excellent, even basically winking and saying that Lesnar was paying the “ultimate price” in the four-way match.) Now SummerSlam is possibly Lesnar’s last match, and we have the UFC rumors to make you believe it.

And now we have a build for an eventual Lesnar vs. Jones MMA match that has been conducted on messageboards, Facebook Live chats, UFC press conferences and PPVs, and now WWE weekly programming.

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In my wildest dreams they could have a ringside confrontation at the Mayweather/McGregor fight, or perhaps Jones will cost Lesnar his career at SummerSlam. Or maybe it’s all a ruse—by someone—and Lesnar is going to stay in WWE when his contract is up next year. Who cares! It’s just started and this is already a great storyline, whether it leads to wrestling matches or mixed martial arts fights.