SummerSlam is coming faster than most think and not one match is set. This is a good thing, as the element of surprise is needed more than ever inside the WWE. Rumors are swirling about Shane McMahon vs. Triple H and John Cena vs. Roman Reigns among others. However, there is one man missing that would make sense for the biggest party of the summer. Brock Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, is left off the rumor mill for the time being.
Lesnar was last seen at WrestleMania 32 when he beat Dean Ambrose in a very underwhelming match. Many wrestling fans and analysts believed that bout was going to outperform nearly every bout on the card. With WWE’s watered-down version of “no-disqualification” and their lack of time allotted, it was disappointing for all involved. Unfortunately, WWE fans won’t get that rematch at SummerSlam, or anytime soon.
Instead, the WWE is going to go with something different. It involves a WWE superstar not on the current roster due to injury. If this goes according to plan, then it will add another big match to the already-giant marquee they are presumably planning. According to Ringside News, Brock Lesnar is rumored to wrestle the Eater of Worlds at SummerSlam.
“As noted, there has been talk about having Roman Reigns face John Cena at this year’s annual SummerSlam event. Another possible match for the event will see Brock Lesnar face Bray Wyatt at the event. The two were rumored to face earlier this year, however plans changed.
“SummerSlam takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 21.”
A match this big would bring the best out of each man, as they haven’t had the chance to face each other yet. As the report mentioned, the WWE teased a brawl between Lesnar and Wyatt. However, plans changed and then Wyatt got hurt earlier this year. Now, this leaves two of the WWE’s best in a potential feud at SummerSlam.
It won’t be for a championship, even though it should. Wyatt hasn’t held any championship in the WWE, while Lesnar is a multiple-time WWE champion. Like most veterans should do, if this match occurs, Lesnar would have to put over Wyatt. Then again, the WWE isn’t quite sure what to do with the Eater of Worlds. At least, that’s what Wyatt said earlier this year.
“I don’t think, when we set out and finally got the call up, I don’t know if they really understood what they had. Like, we knew the NXT crowd had responded so well to us and they kind of like attached themselves to us and when we came up here we, never in a million years, thought it was going to explode the way it did. And it did. It exploded. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And it was just that kind of thing, the right place at the right time. And we were so different, man. We were so different that I don’t think the company knew even how to use us. ‘What are these things?’ Like, we were so different and in the promos [and] so different in the way we looked and how we moved. We were big and we would fly and do all this crazy stuff.”
Bray Wyatt hit the nail on the head with his comment. He’s also a victim of his own success. He’s believed to be “too good,” so that he doesn’t need a championship belt to be over with the crowd. In saying that, it’s fair to assume the WWE is in no hurry to put a belt on Wyatt.
That’s why at this year’s Money in the Bank, he should win it in the match. That, or if a brand split happens, makes him the face of that brand. Many stars shined when WWE Smackdown and WWE Raw were separated. Edge may not have been as successful if it were only one brand with one championship.
Wyatt may become a victim of one brand, but a big match at MITB or one against Lesnar may finally get Wyatt over with WWE officials.
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