How much of a say Brock Lesnar has on his Universal title defence schedule

Although his return in 2012 went down as a massive success, fans now can’t wait to see the back of Brock Lesnar.

It’s all revolving around the Universal Championship, as The Beast holding that title has resulted in the entire division being held up.

UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP

With Lesnar at the helm, it means other stars aren’t able to enter the title picture or even crack the main event scene because they’re not ‘believable’ contenders to defeat the former UFC Heavyweight Champion.

That’s why that honour is more than likely going to fall to either Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley or Braun Strowman.

The way things are unfolding on television, though, it looks as if The Big Dog will finally overcome his rival in their potential fourth match against each other.

Despite that, WWE fans have been extremely critical of the way Lesnar has been booked on television and how little he defends his Universal Championship.

However, that criticism shouldn’t fall on Lesnar’s shoulders, it seems.

VINCE’S CALL

Dave Meltzer revealed on his official Twitter account that Lesnar defending the championship so few times during his current reign is Vince McMahon’s call and not Lesnar’s.

He tweeted: “That’s on Vince, not Brock. At least figure out who the person who made the call.”

Lesnar has received a lot of criticism as fans have assumed that he chooses the dates and when he wants to defend the championship.

However, it seems to be the opposite instead, with Lesnar and Vince working out how many dates to work with Vince then deciding when and where the championship will be defended.

It has also been previously revealed that Lesnar doesn’t have a huge say on his character either.

While he and Paul Heyman regularly offer suggestions, Vince ultimately decides whether to take them on board or not and gives the final say moving forward.

So, Lesnar is still the Vince creation he works very carefully to book.

Although, that doesn’t mean he’s completely free of criticism, especially after one ridiculous stat was unearthed last week.

It was revealed that since capturing the Universal Championship back at WrestleMania 33, Lesnar has only appeared on Monday Night RAW for a total of 196 minutes – the equivalent of three hours which is the length of one RAW broadcast.

With Vince trying to get the fans to turn on Lesnar, his plan seems to be working for now – and it’s all down to Vince himself.

What do you make of Vince McMahon having the final say on Brock Lesnar’s title defences? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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