On the Stone Cold podcast, which was seen on the WWE Network, Steve Austin and Paul Heyman had a conversation for the ages. Aside from reminiscing about the old times in wrestling, there was a moment at the end of the podcast that got the WWE fans on their feet. For years, WWE fans have wanted Stone Cold Steve Austin to return to the ring.
If Austin returns to the ring, he’s going to need the perfect opponent. That’s where Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar come into play. That moment at the end of the podcast was Stone Cold and Heyman teasing a future match against Brock Lesnar. Austin also wanted it to be a Texas Deathmatch, which would be the first one in WWE history.
Lesnar was supposed to come back to the WWE closer to SummerSlam. He was then going to face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight championship. If that’s any indication for the future of WWE, Rollins is going to retain his title at Money in the Bank. In an earlier report on the Inquisitr, Lesnar is supposed to come back at WWE Battleground, but the reason is unknown, until now.
According to E-Wrestling News, Brock Lesnar’s early return to WWE is due to the TV ratings.
“Last week’s episode of RAW averaged a 2.54 rating, which is the lowest rating the show has done for the month of May since the late 1990s.
Original plans was for Lesnar to face Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam on Sunday, August 16th, however now that match is rumored to take place at the Battleground PPV on Sunday, July 19th.”
The ratings aren’t mirroring the product on television, because WWE RAW has impressed many fans lately. Social media especially is one thing that is seeing a big change. Instead of the usual complaints about a 25-minute promo about the Authority, WWE is garnering respect and compliments from the fans they entertain each week.
Brock Lesnar will help those ratings go up, simply because he’s a huge draw in the WWE. Along with Lesnar, Paul Heyman will come back to deliver the highly-anticipated promos he gave each week. There was a difference when Lesnar was the WWE champion. Lesnar played the heel, which made people hate him. Now, Lesnar is a huge babyface, and the ratings will mirror what is brought to the table.
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