The world of WWE gaming has been shaken by the recent removal of Brock Lesnar, a towering figure in professional wrestling, from the 2K mobile game, WWE Supercard. This decision underscores the ripple effects of a broader controversy engulfing the WWE universe, rooted in serious allegations against the organization’s former owner, Vince McMahon. McMahon faces accusations in a federal investigation concerning sex trafficking, which, while not implicating Lesnar directly, have led to significant speculation and subsequent actions affecting Lesnar’s presence in WWE-affiliated media.
At the heart of the controversy is a lawsuit filed by Janel Grant against Vince McMahon, wherein she alleges sexual assault and trafficking. The suit makes mention of a “former UFC Heavyweight Champion,” purportedly offered to Grant by McMahon as part of a disturbing quid pro quo related to contractual negotiations.
Although the lawsuit does not name Lesnar explicitly, circumstantial evidence and reports, such as those from Cageside Seats, have fueled conjecture that Lesnar is the individual in question. According to the allegations, an arrangement was mooted that would entice Lesnar to renew his WWE contract by offering Grant as a “sexual commodity.” However, the supposed encounter never materialized, thwarted by adverse weather conditions and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fallout of Controversy: Brock Lesnar’s Uncertain Future in WWE Gaming
Lesnar, a dominant force in both the UFC and WWE, finds his reputation and career at a crossroads amid these allegations. His removal from WWE Supercard, a popular mobile gaming platform, signifies a distancing by WWE and its affiliates from the wrestler, despite the lack of formal confirmation of his involvement in the lawsuit’s claims. The speculation has further impacted Lesnar’s standing within the WWE, with rumors swirling about his exclusion from the 2024 Royal Rumble event, and rising NXT star Bron Breakker reportedly taking his place.
The unfolding saga has cast a shadow over the eagerly anticipated release of WWE 2K24. Fans and gamers alike are left in suspense regarding Lesnar’s inclusion in the upcoming title, slated for release on March 8, with early access available to purchasers of the Deluxe Edition or the Forty Years of WrestleMania Edition.
The roster for WWE 2K24 remains under wraps, leaving the wrestling community awaiting confirmation on whether Lesnar’s virtual avatar will grace the game or if he will be conspicuously absent, mirroring his removal from WWE Supercard.