Last night on Monday Night Raw, the WWE did something that is seldom seen in today’s current product. They weren’t afraid to throw everything at the WWE Universe in order to hype the Royal Rumble like never before. WWE even did the unthinkable by having Brock Lesnar start the show and end the show on top.
According to WhatCulture, the babyface turn of Brock Lesnar might be in the indicator of his inevitable WWE exit.
“‘They turned Lesnar face,’ Dave Meltzer concluded on Wrestling Observer Radio. ‘It was a full turn in one show, which is fine, because if he is leaving they need to get the babyface run, as short as it is, they need to get it out there.'”
Lesnar started Raw by calling out Seth Rollins after he hit the WWE World Heavyweight champion with a Curb Stomp last week at the contract signing. As of right now, it is John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight championship at the Royal Rumble.
The tone of Lesnar’s voice in his promo screamed that of a babyface. Even the crowd started to count down from 10 when Lesnar said he had 10 seconds to get out there. Rollins is now playing the monster heel, while Lesnar turned babyface for the first time in his current-WWE tenure.
That was just the beginning of Raw for Brock Lesnar. There was a backstage segment when he saw Rollins going through the back before his match with John Cena and delivered few words, but the WWE crowd loved every second of it.
Nearing the end of the main event, Sting appeared to cost the Authority the match with John Cena. After those events took place, Brock Lesnar made his way down to the ring and took out Rollins. He then proceeded to hit Kane and the Big Show with an F-5, which made the WWE fans scream in joy.
His babyface turn will likely be the end for Brock Lesnar this time around. There is a 99 percent chance Lesnar ends up in the UFC by the end of 2015, as his departure from WWE is coming sooner than expected. Dana White has admitted in the past that he and Lesnar discussed a potential return to the octagon.
Many in the WWE Universe won’t agree with the decision to turn Lesnar babyface, but it will be a new challenge for the Beast Incarnate. This could indicate that Lesnar will retain the title at the Royal Rumble and then go onto face a heel at WrestleMania 31. For those that are wondering, that wouldn’t be Roman Reigns.
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