Ya know, I think this was going to be a huge announcement for sometime down the road, but it seems both TMZ and Dana White have let the cat out of the bag. Brock Lesnar, who has been absent from the WWE since Wrestlemania 20 has now been all but “officially” confirmed for WWE ’12 due to Dana White remarking on a new licensing deal between WWE and Lesnar.
Here is the official statement over at TMZ’s website:
After SEVEN YEARS apart, UFC pain machine Brock Lesnar is getting back into business with the company that put him on the map — WWE — in a deal that will make him the “featured star” in a brand new video game.
Multiple sources confirm …the people developing “WWE: 12” approached Brock back in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and the advertising campaign.
We’re told Brock loved the idea — but wouldn’t sign off unless his current boss, UFC honcho Dana White, gave his blessing. Fortunately, it worked out.
TMZ spoke with White, who told us, “I love WWE and I have nothing but love for Vince McMahon — I’m totally OK with Brock being in the game.”
This is a big deal for sure for any wrestling fan as while Brock’s stint was rather short, he certainly made a mark in this history books for the brand. A new trailer is set to be released tomorrow for WWE ’12 (according to TMZ anyway), and once it arrives we will be sure to bring it to you here so stay tuned to this developing story.