For the best part of a year fans have presumed that Brock Lesnar will leave the WWE following his match at WrestleMania 31 and try his luck in Mixed Martial Arts once more.
However, recent reports have suggested that Brock Lesnar has made a U-turn on that decision and will be open to sticking with the WWE if he is offered the same deal and the WWE will probably jump at the chance to keep Lesnar around as he’s such a massive draw.
It’s no secret that the WWE were preparing for life without Brock Lesnar which is why he was almost certain to drop the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in March, but if Lesnar does decide to stick around I believe he should retain the gold at WrestleMania 31; regardless of who the opponent is.
Brock Lesnar has had a massive year in the WWE, kicking 2014 off with a destructive win over The Big Show at the Royal Rumble, he went on to conquer The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX. It didn’t end there for him as he followed up one impressive victory with another at SummerSlam where he dismantled John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion; the title he holds to this day.
His next match with Cena didn’t exactly go to plan as he looked in danger to drop the gold, only for Seth Rollins to cost Cena the chance at becoming the champion but at the Royal Rumble Brock Lesnar won the fans over by tearing apart Cena and Rollins after looking to be out of the match, and still retained the gold.
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Already it’s clear that Lesnar steps up when he’s asked to do so, whether it’s once a month or once every few months, he brings it better more than half of the full-time superstars. The WWE had full faith in Roman Reigns to be the man to dethrone Brock Lesnar but more importantly be the one to defeat the one in 21-1, which is a pretty big deal in itself but who knows whether the WWE still feel that way with Daniel Bryan now in the equation.
Realistically, Reigns is somebody who could dethrone Lesnar in this reality era; Daniel Bryan is somebody who cannot defeat Brock Lesnar regardless of his wrestling ability, it would make Lesnar’s huge year seem completely irrelevant and the one thing the WWE needs to do if Lesnar decides to stay is to pull a huge swerve and do what the fans don’t expect and have Lesnar retain.
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If he does stick around then it’s not something the fans expect and the biggest issue fans have with Brock Lesnar is that he isn’t a full-time superstar and there are hard-working full-time competitors in the WWE who probably deserve a fair crack at the gold, which is true but not all of them are huge draws like Brock Lesnar.
There is a common trend amongst the WWE Universe, they are vocal about Brock Lesnar and that he doesn’t deserve to be champion but his performances then change their minds, his destruction of Rollins and Cena was a perfect example as the crowd cheered for him when he retained.
Whether the fans admit it or not, the WWE needs Brock Lesnar and there’s nobody like him or Paul Heyman around to fill that void. He has a destructive style in the ring, very rough and he seems like a genuine danger, he doesn’t look safe to be in the ring with and that’s why he goes over well.
The WWE might even decide to keep the strap on him a little longer to eclipse a record a certain CM Punk had set with his 434-day title reign, even though Punk actually defended it on a number of occasions Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman have brought more value to the championship.
Having the title change hands every months does nothing good for the gold, it shows anybody can hold it whereas Lesnar is making the title seem like a rare treat for the fans, it adds more value to it because we don’t see it every week and it isn’t defended every week, it seems more prestigious.
This could open up a lot more creative opportunities for Brock Lesnar, nobody wants a straightforward, predictable WrestleMania main event and if Lesnar retains there are a number of big names out there he and Paul Heyman could work with to put those superstars over further.
The likes of Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and even Rusev could get the opportunity to work opposite Lesnar and Heyman and they can make the superstars look great.
We still might see Paul Heyman turning on Brock Lesnar, he might help Roman Reigns or he might even help Seth Rollins cash-in the Money in the Bank briefcase. Brock Lesnar shouldn’t bow out of the WWE with another loss, he’s a massive asset to the company and if he’s on the market then the WWE need to sign him up again and keep that championship on him longer.