Injuries aren’t just hurting those who suffer them — it’s also affecting others within WWE as well. Plans for the future are often set in place by the writers, and they at least have a general idea of what they want to do. Right now, an injury to Bray Wyatt isn’t only keeping him sidelined, but it could mess up two potential SummerSlam feuds for Brock Lesnar that have been planned at one point or another.
Earlier this year, plans were reportedly in place to have Lesnar face off with Braun Strowman at SummerSlam and push the giant of The Wyatt Family. That plan was supposedly pulled and scrapped in less than 24 hours due to the fan backlash that was spilling all over social media once the idea leaked out.
Since then, Lesnar had his feud with Dean Ambrose and has been working a program off-and-on with Bray Wyatt.
According to Daily Wrestling News, as of last week, WWE writers still had plans in place for Lesnar to feud with Strowman or Wyatt leading into SummerSlam. Obviously, those plans have taken a bit of a big hit due to the fact that Wyatt was injured.
Last week, Bray Wyatt ended up suffering a calf injury during a match with Roman Reigns, and it was serious enough for him to be sent home. Since that happened, though, there has been no update on his status or just how bad the injury may be.
If Wyatt is going to miss any considerable amount of time, then that would immediately squash a feud between him and Lesnar yet again. The thing is, it would also rule out a program between Lesnar and Strowman as well.
Many don’t think about it, but Braun Strowman is not exactly overly talkative. He doesn’t take control of the mic a lot, and he surely couldn’t hold his own against Paul Heyman in a promo throwdown. Erick Rowan doesn’t talk much either, and Luke Harper is out for a few months due to injury. Bray Wyatt would have spoken for himself if feuding with Lesnar or spoken for Strowman in the same manner.
Now, what will WWE do with Brock Lesnar?
Bleacher Report believes that WWE needs to find a way to recapture his momentum after an impressive victory at WrestleMania 32, but one that didn’t seem too important. It was a good match and a fun feud, but Dean Ambrose never came across as being able to actually emerge the victor.
A feud against Bray Wyatt would bring Lesnar back into the main spotlight again, but that all rests on how serious the injury is to Wyatt. If he can return by the beginning of the summer, WWE may keep Lesnar off TV until mid or even late June.
What Wrestling believes that Brock Lesnar will return at Payback, but that’s a bit too soon. After working almost constantly for two months leading up to WrestleMania 32, Lesnar is going to take some time off. There are some interesting storylines that could work, but WWE will want to save more of Lesnar’s dates for bigger pay-per-views.
There’s still plenty of time for writers to come up with different storylines and feuds for Lesnar, but they may hold off and see how long Wyatt is going to be out. That’s a feud they want to happen and one all the fans want to see.
Brock Lesnar is not currently on WWE television, and it isn’t exactly known when he will be back. It’s believed that the target date is mid-summer due to the fact that WWE has already used a lot of his dates for this year. Now, though, they need to come up with new plans for him at SummerSlam just in case Bray Wyatt’s injury keeps him out for any extended amount of time.
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