The WWE SummerSlam 2014 PPV event is featuring a Brock Lesnar Vs. John Cena as the major match since they’re fighting for the title of the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Assuming Lesnar wins, Paul Heyman is already claiming having the belt won’t change the wrestler’s status as a part timer.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s a very unlikely scenario, but it’s rumored that Brock Lesnar’s WWE contract would allow him to compete in both the UFC and WWE at the same time. This opens up the possibility that part timer Lesnar could become a UFC champion when he’s not bored of showing up at WWE PPV events like WrestleMania 31.
Besides taking down the Undertaker’s streak, some fans don’t like Lesnar because of his part timer status and how he barely speaks at all, letting Heyman do all the talking (and talk and talk and talk…). Including when John Cena faced Lesnar at Extreme Rules 2012, Lesnar has only participated in seven actual matches despite making some appearances in order to prod the storyline down the line. Even Dave Batista criticized Lesnar for this fact.
I’ve talked to some people who believe that the less we see of Lesnar, the more people seem to like him. Heyman would agree, saying that the less we see of the wrestler the more he has an effect on the crowds. But the fact that Heyman is openly talking about barely showing up has some speculating that Brock could hold onto the WWE title belt until even WrestleMania 31.
This speculation might become fact based upon an interview where Heyman discussed Brock Lesnar’s WWE match schedule:
“Brock Lesnar is going to slap John Cena silly. Brock Lesnar is going to beat him up unmercifully and sadistically twist John Cena up in a manner he’s never experienced, being manhandled, in his entire career. You will see Brock Lesnar when your conqueror deems it appropriate to be seen by you. So Brock will appear when he damn well feels like appearing, unless you’ve got someone tough enough to drag him out there on nights he doesn’t feel like appearing before you.”
Technically, this would violate the WWE’s 30 day rule for their title belts, which supposedly requires a wrestler to defend their title at least once a month. This rule may be in the books somewhere, but historically the WWE doesn’t enforce it unless they want to, so it’s possible the conflict between Brock Lesnar’s part timer status and the 30 day rule could become part of the storyline. Either that, or the WWE will simply let Lesnar hold the title until he feels like defending it at a major WWE PPV, which would probably be either Royal Rumble 2015, Extreme Rules 2015, or WrestleMania 31.
While to some fans that may sound like a bad idea, to Heyman that’s just peachy:
“Brock Lesnar is not here 365 days a year, so when he appears, it’s can’t miss, it’s something extraordinary, it’s must see, it’s something special. Besides, if Brock Lesnar wrestled every single week, he would wipe out the entire WWE and in three months we’d have no one left to work with!”
What would you think if the WWE management allowed Brock Lesnar to remain a rare-to-see part timer even if he was WWE Heavyweight Champion?
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