I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: despite Brock Lesnar’s strengths, he should not be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
It is undeniable, if there is a man in the WWE that feels genuinely unstoppable, it is The Beast Incarnate. Lesnar has defeated every legendary name in the WWE, that still wrestles. Brock ran through CM Punk when The Best in the World was still in the pinnacle of his popularity, conquered the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania Streak and most surprisingly -manhandled the one and only, unbeatable Cena. Lesnar fights and looks like a beast, and has the best talker in the WWE by his side. Fans buy the unstoppable Lesner gimmick because it feels real.
I can see why the WWE thought that making Brock the World Heavyweight Champion sounds like a great idea. However, it’s not.
Lesnar became champion on August 17 at SummerSlam. Today is October 10. For the last two months, Lesnar has defended the title once. He is not booked for Hell in a Cell. Some sources claim that he’s not booked to appear on TV until January. That’s 3 months or 12 RAWs at best. That means that the WWE’s most prestigious title will not be defended at all until then and will remain off the WWE programming. This hurts the end product.
At the moment, the WWE programming is being carried entirely by the feud between Ambrose and Rollins. Lesnar’s absence pushes Cena to look for an asylum in their rivalry too. Yes, Ambrose and Rollins are amazing and they manage to absorb all the attention plus Cena’s presence, leaving the fans happy. However, they could easily do that with one of them being a champion at the same time. The WWE Heavyweight Championship would at least be utilised then. It speaks badly of a wrestling company when its champion does not wrestle at all.
Also, the WWE is very flexible when it comes to rules apparently. Are we supposed to ignore the 30-days rule, which says that a champion, who doesn’t defend his title for a period longer than 30 days, is obliged to forfeit the aforesaid title?
Lesnar is being used to pull viewers for pay-per-views. However, The Beast doesn’t need the belt to the that. A good story for the WWE Heavyweight Championship can sell the product, Lesnar in a separate storyline can only add to the interest in the show. Right now, the WWE Heavyweight Championship is stuck off weekly programming and even pay-per-views. I really can’t see how anyone thinks this is a good idea. Also, I find it disrespectful to people like Rollins and Ambrose, who carry the company on their backs every week, to put the belt on a person, who wrestles 5 times a year.
Brock Lesnar should have never become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion under his current contract. I believe that only a man who dedicates his life to this business, deserves to hold the most prestigious title in sports entertainment.
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