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Jim Ross says don’t expect Brock Lesnar to appear in WWE in 2012

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Maybe Dana White has nothing to worry about over the next 12 months when it comes to Brock Lesnar's contractual status.

Wrestling guru and friend of Lesnar, Jim Ross says the recently retired MMA fighter won't appear in a wrestling ring this year for several reasons:

[...] Brock dislikes, putting it mildly, traveling. Plus, he doesn't need the money even though he's smart enough to not turn down a big payday if the lay of the land is to his liking. That's why the UFC thing was good for him because he could earn big money by traveling 2-3 times per year to fight.

I could see Brock doing a major, one off WWE appearance ala a Wrestlemania, but not this year, and doing so while not even making the live Raw events that lead into it. I could also see WWE traveling to Brock to shoot vignettes to build whatever match that he might be booked.

Ross absolutely wipes out any thought of Lesnar making a major return to wrestling.

For fans who think that Lesnar will return to make a significant amount of TV dates only and then only work a handful or so of PPV's, I hate to burst your bubble, but in my opinion that simply isn't happening.

White wasn't ready to answer questions about Lesnar's possible return to wrestling, but he sounded amenable to working out something with his biggest PPV star.

When you retire, he retires under contract. I have no idea (how long the contract is). Listen, I've had my moments with Brock Lesnar but I've had a great relationship with him and we'll figure it out, no big deal. Never had a situation with a guy where we haven't done the right thing."

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