Is Brock Lesnar’s Health a Major Concern For The WWE?


The WWE already suffered a huge blow when it learned that Roman Reigns would miss Night of Champions and remain out of action for months due to emergency hernia surgery. That alone sets the company back in its writing, scheduling and moving forward with storylines.

[adinserter block=”1″]Now, it appears the company that helped make Brock Lesnar one of the most feared wrestlers and heels of all time may need to be concerned more about his health more than they are about which performer will face the beast next.

According to a story on, the champion may have been experiencing breathing difficulties in his rematch with John Cena.

“In a weird story, a rumor is going around that current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar could be going through health issues related to his heart. The main issue with this is that due to WWE’s medical testing, it would be doubtful they’d let him perform for them knowing that he could be going through issues. The rumor of health issues has been going around with fans as of late because of the fact that Brock looked to be in bad shape during matches.”

The story goes on to say that speculated in a report recently that Lesnar could be going through heart or blood pressure issues, because he was sweating and either turning red or purple in his matches with the WWE. They speculated that the way he came off at WWE Night of Champions was odd, considering he did little physical activity to bring about any problems.

What makes the story and situation that much more possible is the fact Lesnar suffered a major illness in the UFC which almost cost him both his career and his life.

In 2009, he was sidelined due to diverticulitis but would return at UFC 116 to defeat Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin and unify the heavyweight championships, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. This process is known as diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well. Diverticulitis results when one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

People often have left lower quadrant abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, and an increase white blood cell count. They may also complain of nausea or diarrhea; others may be constipated. The severity of symptoms depends on the extent of the infection and complications.

The last thing the WWE is to have to deal with a wrestler who is ill and cannot perform his or her duties as a WWE Champion. While the comments and story in What Culture are purely speculative, it does give the company and fans a reason to be concerned. It also throws a huge wrench into the storyline and the plans for defending the title and future matches.

[adinserter block=”2″]As it was pointed out in the story, the main issue looking at Lesnar was that people are judging him by how he looked in UFC versus how he looks in WWE now. This is where the problem comes up. Lesnar looks to be out of shape due to cardiovascular problems, which yes, can fall under heart issues. What Culture also brought up that the scare for fans has come up a lot more due to the fact that Ultimate Warrior looked similar during his WWE Hall of Fame speech.

Now, three months remaining in the pay-per-view and the WWE trying to figure out who will take on Paul Heyman’s pay check, eyes may turn their attention to Lesnar’s appearance more than his in ring ability. There is no doubt the current WWE World Champion can beat everyone on the current roster, but now we all wonder if he is well enough to do so.

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