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Brock Lesnar, Rick Rude and Other WWE Thoughts

I am not a fan of the “Triple Threat Match” in professional wrestling, but there has never been a time like now where I have wanted to see one.

The match at the Royal Rumble between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and now Seth Rollins may shock us all if it turns out to be a classic, but it also may (rather should) signal the end of Lesnar and his run in the WWE and potentially his last time in a squared circle for some time.

Rumor has it Lesnar is again dancing between the idea of being company champion and wanting to jump back into the octagon in UFC. In my opinion, good riddance. The Lesnar experiment as a “part-time” participant and champion is long gone and with his departure (his contact runs out around the time of WrestleMania) it would mean the WWE can finally move forward.

Hopefully that means the company will no longer be held hostage by paper champions who don’t want to perform like those who have before them and those who come to work every day and give the fans what they pay money for. While the deception of Lesnar always lurking in the background has worked in the past, it is finally time to give it a rest.

The WWE is doing its best to promote a huge card for the first pay-per-view of the new year, but the pending limbo the WWE Title could represent would not be fair to the fans or “What is good for business.”

STING’S MISSING AGAIN

The one thing I was worried about when Sting showed up on the scene to “rescue” the WWE from The Authority, was the company would not use him in a reoccurring role. The Icon made his appearance, took down Triple H and handed over the reins of the company to John Cena with Dolph Ziggler’s win.

But what happens now. Sting is referred to every week by Seth Rollins, but why hasn’t Sting defended himself or his actions, or better yet, challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania?

This has always been Sting’s M.O. He fought the likes of Ric Flair and the Four Horseman and then Hulk Hogan, Hall and Nash for supremacy in WCW. He then fought Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan for control of TNA. Now, he can right the wrongs of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in the WWE. Should he be successful, isn’t that some kind of triple-crown of sorts?

RUDE IN THE HOF

In a blog I wrote before, I mentioned potential Hall of Fame candidates, but I was remiss and did not mention Rick Rude as a wrestler who should be part of the inductees.

Rude was one of the most underrated wrestlers, never played the role of face and was one of the baddest asses in wrestling history. He was a four-time world champion (three-time WCW International World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WCWA World Heavyweight Champion), a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, and a one-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion.

Men wanted to be like him. Women wanted to be with him, and had one of the sickest bodies in the business.

BRYAN’S SPOT IN THE WWE

While Daniel Bryan has announced his intention of being part of the Royal Rumble, it is still my opinion that Roman Reigns will win the Rumble event.

There are rumors that Bryan wants a match with Lesnar, but the company needs to move forward and put the strap on either Reigns or Rollins in an effort to usher in a new era with younger stars.

The thought here is that Bryan should feud with Triple H, which may lead to another match between the two. If Sting is not in a match with Triple H, maybe the leader of The Authority jumps back into the ring with the man who he faced last year.

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