The main event at this year’s WWE SummerSlam was always going to be an incredible match up as two giants of the industry, Brock Lesnar and John Cena, took to the ring to battle it out and be WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Though the title could have gone either way for these two worthy competitors, few will have predicted just how easy it was going to be for the victor.
Seconds into the match, Lesnar was all over Cena. He landed so many punches and used so many powerful moves, it was as if he was throwing around a rag doll.
This surely wasn’t going to be the case for the remainder of the match, but Lesnar was so in control he made Cena look like an absolute rookie, not the current defending Heavyweight Champion that he was.
While watching the match unfold I said Cena’s time would come, there was no way a match in WWE could be this one-sided, least of all one of this importance and which had so much hype built up in the lead up to it, from both superstars.
How wrong I was. The Beast was unstoppable, and delivered an outstanding 16 German suplexes to Cena, who had no response and eventually lost his title to the incredible force that is Brock Lesnar.
The idea of a part-time Champion though, is an interesting one. It has been said that because the biggest and most prestigious belt in WWE will no longer be making a regular appearance, other titles and areas of the industry will be given more prominence.
As well as this, unless what happened on Sunday night at SummerSlam was merely a blip in Cena’s success, Lesnar will be holding onto this title for some time to come. Lesnar defeated the Streak, at present I cannot think of someone who compares to him in WWE or could challenge him and stand even a remote chance of winning.
This change in direction for the WWE Heavyweight Championship is surely a good one, not least for Lesnar and his manager Paul Heyman, but for the rest of the roster who will be able to shine through.
Although it was done in a surprise fashion, few can argue with Lesnar’s right to be champ. After all, this is the WWE and its purpose is to entertain, and with Lesnar winning the title the way he did, we can be sure Cena will seek revenge in the near future.