UPDATED 4/9/18 6:50 p.m. ET:

According to a Monday afternoon announcement from WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, Lesnar has re-signed a contract with the WWE. His next match will take place on Friday, April 27 at the Greatest Royal Rumble Event, where he will once again be pitted against Roman Reigns, this time in a Steel Cage Match for the Universal Title.

That match will be streamed live on the WWE Network as it goes down at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition to that fight, the same event will also see the first ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble March, John Cena vs. Triple H, as well as a half-dozen other championship matches.

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Fans expected Sunday night's WrestleMania 34 would end with Brock Lesnar falling to Roman Reigns in the WWE Universal showdown. It seemed this match would mark the culmination of Reigns' impressive year and ascendance into mega-stardom as the new face of the WWE. Shockingly, that narrative didn't exactly come to fruition—Lesnar defended his title in a bloody, main-event battle in New Orleans.


Adding to the surprise of the outcome: rumors have indicated Lesnar is planning to leave the WWE to once again fight in the UFC.

"Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back," UFC President Dana White said last week. "I don't know when, but he is."

Lesnar has not fought in the UFC since July 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt. After the fight, he failed two drug tests and was suspended for one year.

So, with Lesnar having defeated Reigns, is he still UFC bound? Lesnar's contract with the WWE is reportedly expiring sometime soon, but with him retaining the Univeral title, it would be shocking to see him take a step back from wrestling.

The likeliest answer: this situation could prove similar to that of 2016, when Lesnar remained under WWE contract but was permitted to fight in the UFC. White did leave the timetable for Lesnar's return open-ended but considering he's 40, it's unlikely that his return to the Octagon—which we've been told is inevitable—will take longer.

There is also a chance Lesnar will voluntarily drop the title Monday at Raw, but he is not scheduled to appear. Is this guy ever going to let the title go?

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