Over the last year, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has agreed to work more dates with WWE. He has begun appearing at select WWE live events, where he has faced Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus.
Later this year, Lesnar will be working yet another WWE live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which will be shown on the WWE Network, where he’ll be taking on Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family. Of course, it’s expected that Lesnar will be wrestling Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32, so Lesnar vs. Harper makes a lot of sense.
According to Cageside Seats, Brock Lesnar will be appearing at WWE events more frequently this year than he has in years past, and he may end up wrestling on Monday Night RAW once or twice this year.
Even though WWE’s weekly television ratings are better now than they were several months ago, when they were setting record-lows in terms of overall viewership, the company still isn’t satisfied with the number of people who are watching their product on a weekly basis. Having Lesnar appear on their shows more frequently could be a short-term solution to the issue.
One of the reasons for Lesnar’s popularity is because he’s used infrequently, which gives his matches a “must-see” feeling. Having him appear and wrestle more frequently in the coming months could cause him to mean less to the fans and become just like everyone else on the show.
If Lesnar does end up wrestling on RAW this year, it’ll be the first time that “The Beast” has wrestled on the show in nearly fifteen years. WWE did tease that he was going to wrestle on RAW the night after last year’s WrestleMania 31, where he invoked his rematch clause on the then WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. However, Rollins ended up running away, which led to one of the best segments in RAW history, where Lesnar completely destroyed everyone in sight, including WWE commentator Michael Cole.
For now, Lesnar will be appearing on RAW frequently, as WWE is building towards WWE Fastlane, where Lesnar will take on both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in a triple-threat match to determine the number one contender for Triple H’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 32 in April.
On Monday’s RAW, WWE teased that Brock Lesnar would win the triple-threat match at WWE Fastlane, as he was confronted by Triple H backstage in a segment which ended with both men saying, “see you at WrestleMania.”
— WWE (@WWE) February 2, 2016
Lesnar coming out as the winner at WWE Fastlane seems unlikely considering what they’ve done with “The Beast” and the Wyatt Family over the last few weeks. Furthermore, Lesnar and Triple H have already wrestled three times before, with one of those three taking place at WrestleMania 29. So it’s unlikely that WWE would want to do Lesnar vs. Triple H for a fourth time, especially since the matches between the two weren’t all that memorable.
The common belief among WWE fans is that the Wyatt Family, who threw Lesnar out of the Royal Rumble match, will end up costing “The Beast” his opportunity to become the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has suggested that Dean Ambrose is in the WWE Fastlane main-event to get pinned by Roman Reigns after the Wyatt’s take out Lesnar.
In regard to Lesnar wrestling on RAW, there has been a rumor that Vince McMahon wants to do Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman in the near-future. There’s a possibility that WWE has Lesnar defeat Strowman on one of the pre-WrestleMania RAW shows to build momentum and interest for his one-on-one match with Bray Wyatt in Dallas.
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