Brock Lesnar is a controversial figure in the WWE. That’s not to say that he generates negative controversy, but he’s continuously the most popular WWE superstar right now. When Paul Heyman accompanies Lesnar on WWE TV, magic is created by his words and Lesnar’s mannerisms. They are truly a force to be reckoned with inside a WWE ring.
Since Lesnar is a special attraction to the fans, he can’t be showcased on WWE Raw as much as the fans want him to. The moment he becomes a fixture of WWE television, the aura of Brock Lesnar will subside. Even though the “Go to Hell Tour” involving Lesnar’s return to the WWE seems forced, it will help build the ratings back up after a mediocre series of months.
The original plan wasn’t for Lesnar to appear at Hell in a Cell, but rather much later in the calendar year for WWE. In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, Brock Lesnar wasn’t supposed to wrestle the Undertaker until WrestleMania 32. However, due to bad ratings and Vince McMahon wanting to shake things up, he booked the match way ahead of schedule.
WWE’s bad ratings also inspired the huge edition of WWE Raw in mid-October. Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and more WWE legends are returning to help promote the “Go to Hell Tour.” The WWE Universe is well aware of the fact that Lesnar gets paid by date. According to Ringside News and Dave Meltzer, the WWE had to pay Brock Lesner extra money for his Hell in a Cell commitment.
“The reason WWE is paying the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion extra cash is because Lesnar’s contracted dates were already assigned, leaving WWE to negotiate with him for additional dates and even more money. As previously reported, the decision to schedule Lesnar to face The Deadman at the Hell in a Cell event was a sudden move by Vince McMahon, as he felt he blow off match wasn’t right for WrestleMania.”
Plans are constantly changing for the Beast Incarnate, especially his scheduled opponent for WrestleMania 32. Bleacher Report is reporting that Lesnar may have four different guys on the table for Mania this upcoming year. The four men are the Rock, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Before any premature ideas come about, Austin addressed this report on Twitter after it came out.
“You can take my name off the rumor mill as a Brock Lesnar opponent at WM32. Bull**** reporting.”
If Austin is off the table, then Rock, Rollins, and Reigns are last to face the Beast Incarnate at WrestleMania 32. Rollins and Reigns should be in a triple threat match for the WWE championship at Mania, but that’s a fantasy match WWE fans may only get to see in WWE 2K16. Since Reigns is still a face, then Rollins and Rock are the two logical options right now. Looking at Rollins, he’s already faced Sting and Lesnar.
Another feud with the former WWE champion doesn’t make sense. Now, looking at the Rock, that is a perfect program for both men to engage in. Lesnar “retired” the Rock when he left the company. The two monsters never had their rematch. WrestleMania 32 would fit the bill as a perfect place for it.
WWE fans would travel from far and wide to see Brock Lesnar take on the Rock. WWE officials wouldn’t have it for the championship because there’s no need for the championship to be involved. They are big enough to have a high-profile match without a stipulation. Promo battles between Heyman and Rock will bring in the fans before the fight would begin.
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