The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, came back to the WWE for two reasons: the money and to win a WWE World Heavyweight championship. He accomplished both of those goals in a rather quick time. The moment he stepped back in a WWE ring, the UFC world paid attention, as well as the pro wrestling universe. Lesnar’s name is and will always be an immediate draw.
His most-recent comeback brought with it a feud against CM Punk, the conquering of the best streak in all of professional wrestling and a WWE World Heavyweight championship. Lesnar is arguably the most-dominant wrestler in the business today. Remember, I didn’t say “best” wrestler. “Dominant” is the word I used to describe the Beast.
Weeks ago, we reported that Lesnar signed a deal with the WWE that let the company use him as frequently as they wanted. Well, that did occur, but new reports suggest that Lesnar might not be around for quite a while.
“Brock Lesnar is not currently advertised for any pay-per-views or RAWs through the end of the year. It should be noted that Lesnar’s other appearances this year were advertised months in advance. Lesnar has worked four pay-per-views so far this year, which is the most PPVs he’s worked in a calendar year since he returned to the company in 2012. With no real program for him and his hefty price tag, it remains to be seen if Lesnar will defend the title before The Royal Rumble in January.”
That is an interesting turn of events, as the WWE Universe clamored for there to be a fighting champion at every pay-per-view. Certainly, they have every right to be frustrated with this news, but Lesnar is their moneymaker at the moment. Frustrating Lesnar would ruin any future plans between both sides. He is too valuable to lose.
To attempt and make people forget about Lesnar, which is nearly impossible, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and John Cena are in a three-way feud. So, the WWE currently will operate under a two-babyface and one-heel system for the foreseeable future. The only way to make that successful is to keep Ambrose on top at all times. I’m not insinuating that he needs to beat Rollins every single time. However, Ambrose must be over Cena in a major way. Believe it or not, the majority of fans don’t like Cena anymore.
No statistics on how many children and women could be retrieved, but listen to the pop Ambrose gets every night. They become electric over the Lunatic Fringe. There is no electricity for Super-Cena.
The Big Show was slated to feud with Lesnar into Hell in a Cell and beyond. With that scratched, the WWE has no plans for Lesnar until the Royal Rumble. As long as Paul Heyman is there to promote the Conqueror of the Streak, all will be right with the WWE Universe.
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