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Ariel Helwani should have known that something was up when top WWE star and member of Vince McMahon's inner circle The Undertaker agreed to be interviewed by him at UFC 121 for AOL Fanhouse. Especially after the last WWE veteran to do such a cardinal sin, Jim Ross, ended up in Vince's doghouse. So it should have come as little surprise to Ariel when The Undertaker made sure to catch Brock Lesnar's eye as he left the cage, made a feeble attempt to goad him into a fight, which Brock ignored, and claimed that they have personal issues. Alarm bells should have been ringing in Ariel's head that maybe The Undertaker, under instructions from his present employer Vince McMahon, was trying to publicly goad Lesnar into doing a WrestleMania match with him next year, just like John Cena did in 2009 with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Unsurprisingly, Dave Meltzer with his ties to the Brock Lesnar camp and his high up WWE sources, had the scoop on his post UFC 121 radio show:
Dave: Vince McMahon wants Undertaker and Brock at WrestleMania. I just can't imagine um, I mean his contract with UFC wouldn't allow it, so who knows.... Obviously the fact that Undertaker was there, you know, they obviously think that they got.... What I can tell you there is no deal for that match, but they do want that match and obviously Brock has been contacted and there you go. For the streak against the UFC title, but he lost the title.
Bryan: *Sniggers* The streak against the UFC title!
Dave: Sounded like a good idea at the time. If you're Vince and you're trying to recoup that fifty million dollars that you've just lost in the election campaign, you know, you're going to come up with ideas like this.
Dave and Bryan went on to safely speculate that Dana White won't be too happy about all this when he finds out about it. Personally I don't think anything will come out of this and Brock will just use WWE's interest in him as negotiating leverage to get a better PPV cut from Dana, given the millions and millions of dollars that would be left on the table if he jumped ship now and didn't have his rubber match with Frank Mir, which he should comfortably win to set up another big money rematch with Shane Carwin or Cain Velasquez. Returning to WWE can wait until the money dries up in UFC.