10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (June 10)

Find out what Brock Lesnar had to do to convince Vince McMahon about UFC...

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The news that Brock Lesnar will appear at UFC 200 on July 9 is still sinking in. Set to face Mark Hunt on the pay-per-view, Lesnar is still signed to a WWE contract, making it surprising that Vince McMahon had agreed to let him fight. 'The Beast' will then appear at WWE SummerSlam on August 21.

Should he lose to Hunt, it could feasibly damage Brock's appearance on the WWE show, depending on how the company book him. According to Lesnar himself during an interview with ESPN earlier this week, that's not something McMahon is losing sleep over, because he has full faith in Brock's ability inside the Octagon.

Even so, it's still eye-opening that WWE would let one of their major assets appear on a rival show. Whilst Vince likely does have faith in Lesnar's abilities, the star had to convince him in a truly unique way before being able to accept the fight deal.

That story, along with others related to the likes of Bret Hart, Bill Goldberg and even former WWE creative team writers, are included here.

Let's look at 10 different wrestling facts we didn't know last week...

10. Booker T Misses There Being Two WWE World Champions

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The return of a WWE brand split was something predicted by many before it was formally announced by the company. SmackDown, whilst improved since the turn of the year, is still a distant second behind Raw in terms of importance. It's predicted that WWE will furnish the blue brand with a fresh feel and renewed sense of viability.

One way they could do that is by giving SmackDown a different set of championship belts to Raw. Of course, this is something the promotion has tried before, giving each brand a distinct World Champion. For years, WWE had both the WWE Title and the World Heavyweight Championship.

In Booker T's mind, this is something that needs to make a comeback. Speaking to WrestleZone Radio, the multi-time champion said he was looking forward to seeing more than one World Champion in the promotion again.

Fans will be divided on that issue, because it was only a few years ago that WWE decided to unify both top belts. For Booker, it's imperative that this dynamic makes a return in order to help each show stand out from the other.


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