Brock Lesnar's recent citation by the United States Anti Doping Agency, in relation to his UFC 200 fight, must surely raise the question of what he actually brings to WWE.
People would tell you that he is a draw, someone who is capable of selling out arenas for WrestleMania and Summer Slam alike.
Too much trouble?
Except both of those (and indeed all of) WWE super shows sell out based on brand name value, regardless of who's on the card.
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Others would say that Brock brings legitimacy to WWE because of his real-fighting exploits, but does anybody watch wrestling for legitimacy any more?
The cat is so far out of the bag, as far as the genre being a work, that to attempt to graft on a real fighter seems like real folly.
Particularly when you consider that the man destroyed by Lesnar at this year's WrestleMania, Dean Ambrose is now the WWE Champion.
WWE has a history of worshipping at the altar of any outside celebrity, putting them over their own established talent, but that one seems particularly unfathomable as Dean Ambrose was red-hot at that point in time.
The content of Lesnar's matches usually runs as follows: suplex, suplex, sweat, suplex, sell, sweat, suplex, suplex, F5, pin.
Almost every time and while there is the odd good match, such as his double with The Undertaker last year, but perhaps his opponent can take the credit for that?
The man himself clearly couldn't care less about WWE or anything that happens in it.
See his recent comments that he 'doesn't give a s--t what Stephanie McMahon thinks of him' (humorous though that may be), and that he 'believes' he's fighting Randy Orton at SummerSlam, and a picture emerges of a man who self-admittedly is only in it for the money.
In theory, Lesnar's fight for UFC should have been a great cross-promotional opportunity for WWE, but the wrestling league may be left with egg on its face if the big man is barred by the New York State Athletic Commission from wrestling at SummerSlam as planned.
The roster in WWE at the moment is the best in the world, and arguably the best the company has ever had.
Does Vince McMahon really need Brock Lesnar to come in dragging controversy behind him like a torn-off car door?
Does Triple-H need Lesnar to destroy more promising up and comers to show how legit his credentials are?
WWE would get by just fine without Lesnar; he needs to shape up and start putting talent over (with Vince's blessing, obviously), or ship out back to the farm.
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