Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Brock Lesnar Leaving WWE
As long as Paul Heyman stays if Lesnar leaves, WWE will be just fine.
Brock Lesnar is threatening to walk away from the WWE if he is forced to drop the Universal Title at Summerslam. Most people will see this as yet another blow to an already struggling promotion, but I actually think that if Brock Lesnar left, it could turn out to be one of the biggest positives that the WWE could hope for.
As it stands, Lesnar is a part-time wrestler with the biggest belt on RAW strapped around his waist who desperately wants to break back into the MMA scene. Personally, I can’t stand him because of the way he treated the Undertaker in their matches. Sure, it’s probably just kayfabe, but regardless of which side of the field you stand on, the Undertaker deserves every single ounce of respect we can give him. Add in the fact that he could have left Orton with brain damage because of those vicious elbow shots, and it confirms to me that Brock Lesnar is just a massive dick.
The WWE obviously wanted to try and attract some of the market share from the MMA scene, and what better way to do it than to have a former champ, wearing MMA gear, walk down their ramp and annihilate everyone. In the mind of Vince McMahon, this seems to be a sure fire way to attract some of that audience share, but most MMA fans dislike WWE because they deem it fake and so would be reluctant to tune in. The WWE tried to do something similar in the Attitude Era with Ken Shamrock, but he never made it past the mid card.
Brock Lesnar managed to obliterate John Cena’s reputation at Summerslam 2014 when he made him look like an amateur and the triple threat match with Seth Rollins and John Cena at Royal Rumble 2015 had one of the most ridiculous endings I have seen in some time. If it wasn’t for Cena and Rollins, the match would have been utterly ridiculous – for those who haven’t seen it, Lesnar was put through a table and about to be carried off in a stretcher before he managed to run on the ring and pick up the win. One of the biggest upsets I could ever have imagined is when he destroyed Kevin Owens in less than four minutes, damaging his reputation so much that he has struggled to find a way back since.
So if Brock Lesnar leaves, it would leave a large gap on the roster for another wrestler to step up and retain the belt. The WWE feel they have to uphold the image that ‘The Beast Incarnate’ is nigh on unstoppable and so if anyone was to ever challenge him, we know it will inevitably be a whitewash. The only wrestler I have seen put up any kind of fight against him was Samoa Joe.
The RAW roster is stacked with some amazing talent such as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Cesaro, who could easily step up to the plate and carry the belt, helping to bring the struggling belts prestige up and make it mean something.
In my opinion it would also be ‘best for business’ because it would give the WWE a chance to make a new star and also give the fans someone they can get behind. Brock Lesnar is a powerhouse and remains over with the fans, but he lacks the flare and the style that many other wrestlers on the roster possess.
However, one thing that the WWE need to ensure is that they retain the services of the legend Paul Heyman. Heyman has been in the business longer than I can remember and the knowledge he possesses would be an asset. He remains one of the only people in the business right now that could get a dirty napkin over with the fans if he wanted to, and so that makes him invaluable to both the brand and the promotion.
Heyman is one of the reasons why Lesnar is as over as he is, and if you were to put him next to someone who has the potential to be a big star, then the WWE would have a recipe for success.