Last night on Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman made an appearance, via satellite, to talk about his client, Brock Lesnar. Michael Cole asked him a slew of questions pertaining to Lesnar and where the WWE World Heavyweight champion is. Lesnar hasn’t appeared on WWE television in a number of weeks, in fact his last pay-per-view performance came at the Night of Champions Pay-Per-View. TLC is now two weeks away to give that last sentence more relevance.
Vince McMahon said it perfectly on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast last night. Lesnar is an attraction like no other. His analogy of Jake Roberts from the past summed it up. The first time Roberts took the snake out of the bag; the crowd was elated. After it kept happening week-by-week, the aura of the snake and Roberts ultimately fell. They don’t want to make that same mistake twice.
Lesnar’s contract also dictates that he will be used very sparingly. A few days ago, the Inquisitr updated the situation on Lesnar, reporting that he will be appearing on Raw next week for the Slammy Awards. Contrary to that report, Wrestling Inc. updated the situation on Lesnar by stating that he was removed from Raw next week.
WWE has removed WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar from their event listing for next week’s RAW from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. Lesnar had been advertised for next week’s show since October.
Here are the current RAW tapings that WWE has Lesnar advertised for:
* Dec. 15, 2014 – Detroit, MI
* Dec. 29, 2014 – Washington, D.C
* Jan. 12, 2015 – New Orleans, LA
* Jan. 19, 2015 – Dallas, TX
* Jan. 26, 2015 – Hartford, CT
Just like the WWE fans just experienced, anything can change on a drop of a hat. Lesnar is the big ticket in professional wrestling today that is actually signed with the company. CM Punk may be the talk of the town, but he isn’t going to show up. Lesnar is holding the WWE World Heavyweight championship and will be defending it at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Count TLC out, because that isn’t enough time to promote a Lesnar championship match. If the WWE wants to royally disappoint everybody in the WWE Universe, having Lesnar back in two weeks to wrestle is simply insane. Due to the magnitude of Lesnar’s star-power, the only justifiable match for Lesnar is the Royal Rumble.
To settle any discussion, Lesnar is signed through WrestleMania 31. So, even though Bellator wants to make an offer they can’t afford, Lesnar isn’t going anywhere till at least April. Seth Rollins is supposed to face John Cena at TLC. If Cena loses, his championship match with Lesnar is off the table. Expect Cena to come out victorious and face Lesnar at Royal Rumble. After that, well, the narrative is pretty self-explanatory. Roman Reigns will win the Rumble and challenge Lesnar. There’s the next four months in a nutshell.
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