WWE built up a monster from 2002 to 2004, only to see him leave the company and send them looking for a new top man. The man, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar has always lived by his own rules and own set of ideals. If he wants to do something, he does it. If not, he doesn’t. It’s literally as simple as that. Lesnar came back to the WWE a few years back, and shocked several who thought he’d never return.
He came in on a part-time basis and several considered the idea that, one day, he’d potentially get tired of simply coming in and facing top guys without any payoff from it. The time came when Lesnar said he wanted to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion last year. He feels that he is worthy of a World Title and by beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, he might have a case about jumping ahead in line.
The idea is currently to have Lesnar face off with John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE’s summer ending bash, SummerSlam. The current plan for the end of the match is up in the air. Some reports claim that he will win at SummerSlam while others say he will win at Night of Champions. There is no doubt, however — he will, in fact, be champion.
This is a telling sign for WWE, because there is word that Lesnar might be sticking around longer than usual.
A plan is being discussed to have Lesnar come off as a monster and beat Cena for the title. Afterward, he beat everything up until WrestleMania 31. There he’d face Roman Reigns and lose to help build up Reigns as WWE’s next top guy.
This is interesting if nothing else. Having Roman Reigns win at WrestleMania shocks no one, but to see him beat a Brock Lesnar who will retain from at least October to the first of April. That is a long time for any Superstar to hold a World Title in WWE, especially a guy who has been mainly part-time since he signed his first contract to return a few years back.
One idea being discussed is to have Lesnar beat Cena, then lose to him at Night of Champions, only for Seth Rollins to cash in. Around November or January, Lesnar would invoke his rematch clause to get a WWE World Heavyweight Title match where he would simply do as The Rock did and retain up until WrestleMania.
However, it seems we will be seeing a lot more Brock this Fall. The main reason for this is the fact that Daniel Bryan may not be back until the beginning of 2015. Obviously CM Punk is gone and potential guys they are wanting to build up like Bad News Barrett are hurt. So they are down stars and need someone to come in who can garner ratings. We know Lesnar can do that. We also know that the WWE has been wanting to use him far more, but simply could not due to issues with his dates. There might be an ability to use him a lot now due to the dates they may have saved from the past, which is helpful for them.
Whether or not he works as many dates as people think is up in the air. However, Lesnar would only do TV and PPV material. So at most, he’d work three times a week and that doesn’t mean he’d wrestle each night. He might not even have to be there each week due to Paul Heyman representing him and speaking on his behalf.
WWE does have a good problem here. They have Lesnar, and they know they can use him a lot in the next number of months. The issue is how to do it. We know they need to, and we also know he is potentially willing to do it if there is a major pay-off. It’s just a wait and see approach for now.
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