Whilst WWE were welcomed back to Madison Square Garden for a house show last night, in a move not-at-all designed to evict certain independent squatters, Brock Lesnar was all the way across the country sticking his own nose in other people's affairs.
Cageside at UFC 226 in Paradise, NV was a lesser-spotted suited-and-booted Brock, ostensibly in town to enjoy the action. Obviously, things weren't quite that straightforward; where there's Brock, there's bluster. Sure enough, moments after Daniel Cormier successfully vanquished Stipe Miocic to claim the UFC Heavyweight Championship, 'The Beast' stormed the Octagon to challenge the new champ.
The 'impromptu' moment has clearly been in the works for some time - a point hammered home when UFC supremo Dana White confirmed after the show that the pair would meet in a match down the line.
Amidst all the rumours, WWE's bluffs and double-bluffs included, about Brock's contract, and his current status as Universal Champ in abeyance, his 'sudden' Octagon return does raise a number of quite pertinent questions. Is he done with WWE? Will SummerSlam be free of the burden of The Beast? Just exactly what is going on?
Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know).
He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.