Brock Lesnar’s Monday Night RAW appearance is set to be center stage soon in December, but the surprising addition to the RAW roster list is Triple H. Isn’t he supposed to be off wrestling a desk somewhere?
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Brock Lesnar’s UFC return has become the topic of conversation in recent weeks, ever since UFC President Dana White announced the former MMA fighter may have an interest in returning to MMA fighting. But former UFC champion Bas Rutten claims that Lesnar is weak at striking and other MMA fighters believe Lesnar would not be able to keep up with the current roster within the UFC.
WWE Creative is slowly working toward the predicted outcome at WrestleMania 31, where the Beast will be stripped of his WWE Heavyweight Championship belt by some lucky WWE superstar. The “anointed one” for beating Brock Lesnar is supposedly going to be Roman Reigns, so perhaps it’s with no surprise that he won “superstar of the year” at the Slammy Awards. But so far it’s believed the next title defense match will not take place until Royal Rumble 2015 (30 day rule, anyone?), although it’s questionable who that might be.
We can safely count out WWE TLC and Stairs this year since there is not enough time remaining for the WWE to promote another Brock Lesnar match. It’s assumed this will be John Cena, but the now-returned Anonymous General Manager decreed that should Cena lose his match against Seth Rollins at the PPV, then he would lose his number one contender status. As Mr. Money in the Bank, Rollins has been getting “frustrated” with Lesnar’s infrequent appearances so it’s possible he’ll get the shot. But most likely Cena will take out Rollins as part of mopping up the remains of The Authority. It also does not make sense to make an official Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins match since the power of the Money In The Bank contract would then become pointless.
But Brock Lesnar’s RAW appearance may actually throw a kink into the predictable story line. This is the official description provided by the Joe Louis Arena website, which is hosting Monday Night RAW next week.
“World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night Raw will return to Joe Louis Arena for the first time in two and a half years for a LIVE broadcast on Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. The December roster features WWE World Heavyweight Champion ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar and the main event ‘Tag Team Match’ between John Cena and Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt. The lineup will also include Triple H, The Big Show, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, The Usos, The Miz and many more!”
After Team Authority lost at Survivor Series, the deal stipulated by Vince McMahon required Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to give up their powers and they would supposedly be resigned to wrestling a desk back at the office. Only John Cena has the ability to bring The Authority back to power, and so far the story line hasn’t given Cena any reason to consider that option. So what will Triple H be doing on RAW besides spewing some bluster into the microphone?
The WWE monitors how fans are reacting to the story lines and obviously they realize some fans feel WWE Creative has been way too predictable lately. While Roman Reigns is still likely to get the big push, it’s possible the WWE may create something that’s considered worse than The Authority, which then requires John Cena to bring back his former foes. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, as they like to say. Lesnar would make sense as an out of control “beast unleashed” who needs someone powerful to put him down. After all, this is the same guy who once bullied an 18-year-old one legged wrestler and threw Kane through a wall.
Regardless of plot twists, the real question is how WWE Creative plans to stage Brock Lesnar’s Royal Rumble match. Besides next week, he’s also scheduled for these dates.
- Dec. 29, 2014 – Washington, D.C
- Jan. 12, 2015 – New Orleans, LA
- Jan. 19, 2015 – Dallas, TX
- Jan. 26, 2015 – Hartford, CT
Unless the WWE simply plans on reminding the world that Brock Lesnar exists, and that Paul Heyman knows how to talk, there’s got to be some angle they’ll be pulling in order to build up the next title match. Let’s just hope it’s as interesting as when Sting suddenly popped up to take out Triple H.