Latest WWE rumors have Brock Lesnar as Plan B, veering from the common logic that Seth Rollins is the man The Authority wants going after John Cena should Cena escape WWE Battleground with the World Heavyweight Championship.
Sportskeeda recently took a look at this tantalizing possibility in their Top 5 WWE Rumors of the Week post. Here’s what the site had to say:
“John Cena winning the title wasn’t clearly what the Authority had in their mind. And to make matters right, they put Cena in a fatal four way match at Battleground which Hunter termed as Plan A.
“He also revealed that he had a plan B in case Cena came out of Battleground as champion and since Seth Rollins is so close to the Authority, he was considered as the Plan B of the Authority now that he has a contract in his hands.
“However, the latest rumors suggest that Hunter’s backup plan is none other than Brock Lesnar who is scheduled to face Cena at SummerSlam.”
“Lesnar aligning with the Authority is supposed to give him more heat than he already has and Rollins cashing in the contract might be put on hold till Lesnar returns back to hibernation.”
While many of you were upset that Lesnar got the win over the Undertaker at WrestleMania, ending the Dead Man’s fabled streak, we hope you can forgive that long enough to get behind this move.
Brock Lesnar as Plan B is packed with rich storytelling.
Firstly, It Keeps John Cena As The Underdog.
Cena always works best when the cards are stacked against him. That’s when he’s at his most likable. Plus, he has a tense history with Lesnar in WWE programming, and putting him up against the former UFC Heavyweight Champion would be one heck of a mountain for the original doctor of thuganomics.
Secondly, It Creates Tension Between The Authority And Seth Rollins.
Look, we love Rollins as a bad guy, but the man is far too talented to be looked at as a lapdog for Triple H, which is where he’s at in the current storyline. Bringing in Lesnar would be a great way to keep that heel heat that Rollins has while giving him back some of his dignity.
Thirdly, Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 31 Has A Nice Ring To It.
Again, you want your face to have the odds stacked against him. It makes victory that much sweeter. Brock Lesnar has the kind of imposing frame that even makes you fear for a guy like Reigns. Plus, if the WWE is going to let him end ‘Taker’s streak at WrestleMania, you really can’t be guaranteed that things will go well for Reigns (though we think they would be foolish to screw this up).
Fourthly, It Works Cesaro Back To The Face Side Of Things And Sets Up A Hellacious Feud Between Him And Brock Lesnar.
A lot of people have a problem with the Swiss Superman as a bad guy, but as long as he’s strapped to Paul Heyman, that’s exactly what he’ll be. However, if Heyman loses “my client” to The Authority, and then uses Cesaro to get back at him, well, that would be TV worth watching.
Fifthly, It Gives Seth Rollins And Dean Ambrose A Chance To Do Their Thing.
How can Rollins possibly cash in his contract opportunity when he’s got Ambrose constantly breathing down his neck? We love how WWE is developing this feud, and by keeping the pair isolated with their own storyline, it gives them the respect they deserve instead of burying them in the Lesnar-Cena business.
Finally, It Sets Up An Interesting Possibility For Randy Orton, John Cena, And Kane.
With Brock Lesnar as Plan B, you’re liable to see Kane start to distance himself from Orton and The Authority. Sticking these wily vets together for a triple threat match could be some compelling stuff.
Do you think WWE rumors of Brock Lesnar as Plan B are true? What would you like to see come of this? Share your thoughts in our comments section.
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