Brock Lesnar won the WWE World Heavyweight championship at SummerSlam and never looked back. He defended his crown the next month at Night of Champions, with the help of Seth Rollins. Since that pay-per-view in September, Lesnar hasn’t defended the championship he destroyed John Cena for. In fact, the country act Florida Georgia Line has made as many appearances as the championship itself since SummerSlam.
That is where the heavy criticism comes in for the WWE planning a long title feud with a part-time wrestler. Lesnar defeated the Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and he didn’t come back until SummerSlam, which is where he won the belt. Lesnar only appeared on Monday Night RAW a few of times in the last few months, while two of them occurred in the last three weeks.
It’s always a question as to when Lesnar will appear on TV. He did make a surprise appearance last week to help celebrate the return of the Authority. According to E-Wrestling News, any Brock Lesnar-sighting from this point forward will not be a surprise.
“Brock Lesnar is currently not scheduled to appear on this week’s episode of RAW at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is currently scheduled to appear at three shows after this week, including the post Royal Rumble show in Hartford, Connecticut.
“With that being said, he is not expected to make any more “surprise” appearances between now and WrestleMania 31.”
Today is January 5, 2015. From today’s RAW until WrestleMania 31, there are 83 days separating the two. Within those 83 days, there are 11 episodes of Monday Night RAW. According to the report, Lesnar will be at three out of the 11 shows. Remember, Lesnar is supposed to be at the post-WrestleMania RAW episode too.
Is that enough from the Beast Incarnate? It’s not as easy to book Lesnar as it looks, because the WWE creative staff is having a hard time thinking of creative strategies for Lesnar. In fact, they don’t even know what to do with him regarding WrestleMania 31. That is not good news for WWE fans and Lesnar himself.
There is a strong chance that Lesnar leaves after the big event anyway, because his interest for MMA is increasing once again. In a recent interview, CM Punk talked about how he isn’t trying to follow in his footsteps, but rather create his own. The two gentlemen are completely different; more so because Lesnar is a physical freak that could succeed in a second UFC reign.
Whatever the future holds for Lesnar, it will have to stand the test of the WWE Universe. They’ve been critical of the Beast thus far, so maybe his permanent absence will open up a spot for a younger superstar. Can anyone say Dolph Ziggler?
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