To keep a good thing going, listen to the audience and react. Read and acknowledge the fan base, then go from there. Brock Lesnar dominated, mutilated, destroyed, conquered, annihilated, squashed, bombarded, beat, commandeered, tyrannized and prevailed over John Cena at WWE's SummerSlam. If there are any more synonyms to add in that sentence, please fill the comment space below.
WWE must continue the storyline they set up for months in advance. They knew John Cena would be facing Lesnar at SummerSlam. They knew Lesnar would defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. Only one thing can be done after conquering the best streak in all of professional wrestling.
Lesnar and Paul Heyman needed to go after the WWE World Heavyweight championship. Only then, would Undertaker's loss to Lesnar feel legitimate. What would it have looked like if Lesnar didn't win another match after that? Vince McMahon and Triple H would've looked at that streak and scoffed.
Cena can never lose to anybody because his worldwide reputation is more important than reinvigorating the product, right? He is the golden boy and must be treated as so. Just like when Hulk Hogan dominated for so long, a loss on his record is a pro wrestling tragedy.
It's gotten so bad that after Cena's destruction gave McMahon the thought of booking him even stronger on Monday Night Raw and beyond. He cleanly crushed Bray Wyatt in the main event a few weeks ago. How was that necessary? Did that advance the Lesnar/Cena storyline? No. It clearly caused Wyatt to look weak and helpless against Cena.
Clearly, McMahon needed a motive to push his golden boy to the moon and back for the hundredth time. Granted, he is their moneymaker and at the end of the day, it is just business. However, there is a difference between making money and insulting the fan's intelligence.
Having Wyatt lose so poorly insulted the fans. Keeping Cena on the strong-end of a horrible loss at SummerSlam only proves the fact that the WWE can't build new stars and trust them.
Is it really a bad thing to build new stars and begin to weed out Cena? Do McMahon and HHH believe that nobody can sell like Cena can? He keeps forgetting about the one man who beat Cena at SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar can sell more than Cena right now.
Somebody in the WWE realized that and signed Lesnar to a new contract that can make Lesnar work dates, but on a pay-per-date basis. So, this should give McMahon plenty of opportunities to build Lesnar into the best WWE World Heavyweight champion in years, rather than have him barely escape from the hands of Cena.
He would look bad, inconsistent and truly unbelievable. Do they not see the harm in that? How hard is it to work with guys other than their golden boy? I know I sound like a frantic mark that cannot stand Cena. On the contrary, I respect the man dearly. His hard work and dedication to the product is nearly unmatched.
I'm thinking on the end of business, and how Cena won't be around in the next six years. WWE doesn't need a backup plan, but rather a replacement. Austin and Rock replaced Hogan. Cena replaced Rock. Now, it's time for someone to replace Cena. The WWE must book Lesnar to destroy Cena once again, and then maybe, a new changing of the guard will finally follow.
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