Regardless of how often this man comes around, he is still the WWE World Heavyweight champion and the WWE Universe continues to talk about him, even if his appearances are very sporadic across the calendar year. Brock Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, made a statement when he demolished John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at SummerSlam this past Summer.
Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE Creative team clearly had a plan for Lesnar who was coming off the greatest win in WWE history. He conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania and left the WWE fans dumbfounded. Looking at the memes created from that match alone, Lesnar will go down in history as one of the most dominant forces in WWE history.
Although he wasn’t around a lot, if at all, his title reign gave the championship more prestige than it already accrued. The Rock was the first one to hold the newly-developed title belt. After John Cena won it back, Daniel Bryan won it for a brief of coffee. Randy Orton cashed in his MITB briefcase, and then Bryan won it back at WrestleMania 30.
The rest is history, as Lesnar still holds the belt. That will end sooner rather than later and one piece of evidence came from Wrestlingnews.co. In the near future, all Brock Lesnar merchandise will slowly start to dissipate.
The suppliers for WWE’s merchandise have been told not to make any more Brock Lesnar merchandise. That does not mean that they will be taking the title off Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. There’s a several month turnaround on new merchandise.
Basically what this means is that the feeling within WWE is that Brock Lesnar will not sign a new deal with the company. The suppliers were told that anything that was earmarked for Brock should be done for Sheamus instead.
Brock Lesnar’s last official date with the WWE is the night after WrestleMania 31. More often than not, he will come out after losing his WWE World Heavyweight championship and demand that it is an outrage, while leaving the WWE that night. Rumors have continued to swirl about Lesnar’s regained-interest in Mixed Martial Arts.
Lesnar, a former-UFC Heavyweight champion, left the UFC and came back to the WWE in 2012. His return to the place that gained him worldwide fame was welcomed by the WWE faithful as he gave John Cena an F-5 that shook the roof off the place.
His current deal with the WWE is coming to an end, but that’s not likely the last time we’ll see Brock Lesnar in the squared circle. Triple H and Lesnar do get along quite well, so it isn’t as if the bridges are permanently burned. He isn’t in CM Punk’s situation. Paul Heyman will remain with the WWE more than likely, so that connection can be re-visited at any time. For now, enjoy Lesnar’s time with WWE, because it is nearing the end for now.
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