For the first time since WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar made an appearance on WWE television last Monday night. He showed up on RAW as Plan C for the Authority. In what was the worst kept secret of all-time, Lesnar will be facing John Cena at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s absolutely imperative for Brock to defeat Cena and be the Champion going into WrestleMania next year.
Let’s review what’s gone down over the last year.
At SummerSlam Bryan defeated Cena clean to win the WWE Championship. Thanks to Triple H as the special guest referee and the ever-powerful pedigree, Orton took advantage of the situation and cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
The following pay-per-view, Bryan defeated Orton at Night of Champions to once again win the title. Because referee Scott Armstrong made a fast 3-count, Tripe H forced Bryan vacate the title the next night on RAW.
With Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, interference from Triple H and some Sweet Chin Music, Orton defeated Bryan at Hell in a Cell to retain the championship.
At TLC, Orton beat Cena to unify the World Heavyweight Championship into the WWE Championship, becoming what we have today. Orton’s run with the title and his program with the returning Batista was less than spectacular. Bryan would get himself inserted into that feud and would win the title at WrestleMania. Then, because of a neck injury, Bryan had to vacate the title once again.
In the first ever Money in the Bank Championship match, Cena would leave his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts as the champion. He would then defend that title in a fatal four-way against Kane, Orton and Roman Reigns at Battleground. Here we are today with Lesnar challenging Cena for the title at SummerSlam one year later.
It makes all the sense in the world to have a part-time wrestler like Brock, win the championship now.
Thanks to his contract situation, the title would not be on TV every week. Many feel that’s bad for the title but I think it would be great. It makes the title massively important again because the anticipation of it being on TV is there. When the title is on TV and defended, it actually means something.
Brock is a legit beast. He’s the baddest dude in the WWE and if he’s active, he needs to be the one holding the title. Having the championship on a legit killer legitimizes the belts and makes it feel real. I mean honestly, no one in the WWE beats Brock in any kind of real fight or wrestling match and that elevates the title even more.
In the months building towards WrestleMania, Brock could be involved in some great title programs that would help elevate some of the up-and-coming talent. Some no brainers would be Cesaro and Dean Ambrose. With Cesaro being a former Paul Heyman guy, that feud could be something great. It would give Cesaro an opportunity to turn face and put on a great show with Brock. As written here, Dean Ambrose would be an amazing opponent for Brock. Allowing Ambrose to be tossed around like a rag doll and never giving up would make for some excellent television.
Could you imagine Ambrose asking Brock Lesner, “is that all you got?” I can and it would be amazing. Finally, if he’s healthy, a match with Bryan would be the best of all. His in ring technique against Brocks power makes for magic in the squared circle. Of course, Brock is the last person you want to be in the ring against you if are coming off multiple neck surgeries but regardless, it would be great.
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