Last night at WrestleMania 32, Brock Lesnar went to the ring and took some good shots in the No Holds Barred Street Fight, but ended up defeating Dean Ambrose. It was a feud that lasted a couple of months and ended in brutal fashion, but it’s now over. Many wonder what is next in line for the “Beast Incarnate,” and Paul Heyman has hinted at the plans in place, but it may not happen for quite a while.
Lesnar has pretty much worked non-stop for WWE for the past three months, and it is expected that he will be taking a break soon. He didn’t appear on Monday Night Raw this evening, but he wasn’t scheduled for it anyway.
Many fans are wondering where he will go from here and what feud is next in line for him. Even if Lesnar is off of WWE television for a while, Paul Heyman spoke with Bleacher Report late on Sunday evening and let everyone know what is next for his client.
“There is certainly unfinished business with the Wyatt Family, which will be addressed when Brock Lesnar feels like it, at his whim, at his leisure, and convenience and at his pleasure as well. Obviously, the goal for Brock Lesnar is always to be the reigning, and here’s the key word defending, undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world, so whomever comes out of the Triple H versus Roman Reigns match for the title is going to have Brock Lesnar breathing down their neck.”
This is not overly unexpected as a program between Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt has been building since before the Royal Rumble back in January. It was shelved for any number of reasons and then Wyatt suffered a back injury that kept him out of their scheduled match at Roadblock.
It’s been said for a few weeks now that WWE has bigger plans in place for Bray Wyatt, and those plans couldn’t be contained at WrestleMania. At the PPV, he was taken out, along with Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan, by John Cena and The Rock.
Tonight on Monday Night Raw, The Wyatt Family appeared to start a new feud with the League of Nations for some reason. Maybe it is a way to tide them over and give them something to do until Brock Lesnar returns.
As of now, it isn’t known when Brock Lesnar is going to be back on WWE television. The WWE Live Events page doesn’t have him scheduled for a single Raw or SmackDown throughout all of April or May. He isn’t scheduled to be at Payback on May 1 or Extreme Rules on May 22 either.
Brock Lesnar recently spoke with the Associated Press about the schedule and deal he has with WWE, and it may have reached its limit. Everyone knows he was signed for a limited amount of dates and paid for those. WWE renegotiated that deal last year and added more dates which brought him more money.
As of the current time, though, Lesnar has hit a wall.
“Vince (McMahon) got his checkbook out and he’s writing more checks. But I have a limit and we’re at that limit right now.”
Brock Lesnar went on to say that he looks at wrestling as his job and that he’s “not caught up into it like maybe I’m supposed to be.” He says that he clocks in and out and knows that people pay to watch him do what he does. Lesnar guesses they find him entertaining, but in the end, he’s “proud of the money in my bank account.”
Some wrestlers may not agree with Lesnar looking at their profession in that manner, but it’s different things to different people. All jobs work that way.
Brock Lesnar has worked a lot (for Brock Lesnar) in the past three months, and he likely won’t be seen again until the summer. WWE has a couple more years with him, but for now, he will be out of the storylines and off television. When he returns, look for the beast to go after Bray Wyatt and eventually the WWE Title… whoever is holding it at the time.
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