Plan B for the Authority will be unleashed at SummerSlam as Brock Lesnar will challenge the WWE champion. Lesnar is expected by many to win the title and I for one can’t think of a better choice for WWE champion.
[adinserter block=”1″]It is no secret that Brock Lesnar will be gunning for the WWE title at SummerSlam. Promotional posters released days before Money in the Bank let the proverbial cat out of the bag. Barring injury, Cena and Lesnar will rematch with the odds on Lesnar to win it. It’s about damned time!
Brock Lesnar is the perfect man to be the face of the WWE in 2014. How it took this long to get the title around Lesnar’s enormous waist is a question in itself. Forget about Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins, Lesnar is the only man that should be holding that title in a reign that spans through WrestleMania.
We all know the deal but in Brock, you have a legitimate tough guy holding the title. He is a throwback to the old school days where toughness was a prerequisite to being a champion. More people probably know Brock Lesnar as a former UFC world champion than recognize him as a WWE star. Heck, Lesnar is the biggest draw the UFC ever had. With Brock as champion, you are looking at a champion that could beat people up in and out of the WWE ring. No man can match the kind of credibility that Brock will bring to the title now or maybe ever.
The biggest criticism of guys like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk as WWE champions is that they weren’t big draws. Cena is the only draw the company has been able to count on for years. That changes with the Beast. Brock is a proven draw in the WWE and out. Brock makes a difference on the special events and his quarter hour RAW ratings are always above average. WWE and non-WWE fans like to watch Brock Lesnar period. In Brock, you will have a champion that will draw more attention and cross popular culture lines than anyone in the business. Not since The Rock held the title last year has the WWE had a champion that could draw casual fans. Brock is best for business!
The only obstacle or criticism one can levy is that Lesnar is on a part-time schedule. I would disagree with that criticism. I think it’s an advantage. When I grew up watching WWE wrestling on television, the champion rarely appeared on TV. It created an aura around him and created more motivation to watch the champ when he did make a rare appearance. It worked for The Rock last year. Less has always been more with Lesnar and it will only be enhanced with the title.
I would dare say that all of Lesnar’s matches since he returned have been very good to great. Lesnar’s championship matches are bound to deliver as advertised. That is key because the last thing you want to see in 2014 is a main-event blown out by the undercard. Every Brock Lesnar WWE title match will be worth paying for and the psychology of the popular challenger trying to slay the unbeatable giant is money you can print for months on end.
[adinserter block=”2″]All I know is that Brock is the only guy I see on the roster who could actually make a difference as champion. He will bring more viewers, he will sell more tickets, and he will have more people talking about the WWE than any other champion since The Rock. Any other result at SummerSlam will be tantamount to throwing your money into a fire pit.
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