So, if he's going to fight, which seems a 100% probability, will he risk a freak injury wrestling a match beforehand? Even if they have him under contract for a few more shots.
Curious how they handle this --- Simple solution is strip him of the title, but LOL all of that build up from ending the streak, to once and for all ending the era of Super Cena at Summerslam 14, to foiling the rise of Roman and making every main event babyface or heel look like a complete bitch for the past four years----if the end of this storyline is he just gets to throw down the belt and walk away to the UFC, then I don't even have words...
I wish it would happen. It would serve WWE right and I'd have a long rueful chuckle over it for all the reasons you just spelled out. I hated every single one of those booking decisions in regards to Lesnar and still do.
I've seen talk and speculation...some of the LOP columns and several other scenarios... regardless of what I think the guy is still a money draw. You all know that I agree with what you wrote Jules about that insane uber booking and I'm still not happy about it. Smoking Cena your star guy like that made no sense and I'm sorry but Taker should have kept his streak forever as part of his legacy or at least have a real full time up and comer get that.
Booking wise recently: Braun should have beaten Lesnar back at No Mercy. That PPV was about signaling passing of torch. Reigns beat Cena...Braun should have won the belt and especially the way he had been booked.
The problem is: WWE doesn't have the next "Cena." They just don't.
If Roman was supposed to be that you could have fooled me. He's not there. I don't know if he ever will be.
You have these loaded rosters in term of talent but the booking and vision just aren't up to snuff. Everyone's damaged goods and it isn't all their fault. You have to have people that can hit in the ring and cut promos. WWE needs to loosen the slack again on allowing characters to get created and unscripted things to be said. This is what's killing Roman. Drew, Owens, Finn, Braun...all needlessly damaged.
I am not really big on Lashley. Never have been. "Black Lesnar" is what he's called in some circles but I don't think so.
I don't think he's going to be the guy to beat Lesnar or at least I hope not. Whoever faces Lesnar at Summerslam... I don't care. I want Braun to cash in and walk out with the belt that night.
If Lesnar isn't at Summerslam then I think he's done and gone. I hope they find out in enough time and if that were the case I'd have some special main event (tournamant build up prior depending on time) for that vacated title at SS and have Braun win it.
I have been mentally tuned out ever since they fed Samoa Joe to Brock. It was just a bump in the road, but it was another one of those moments when you could feel the booking was right and the time was right to make a new superstar, but add him to the damaged goods list as well.
WWE for me as at the level of 2008/11 TNA or late era WCW in terms of a stacked roster, many in their prime money drawing years, who still can't draw a plugged nickel because of their continual misuse.
It wouldn't be the worst thing for me to see that hideous Universal title disappear though.
It is an abomination in terms of both booking and design.
I wouldn't care the slightest little bit if Brock never wrestled again and that stupid title just disappeared. Make the IC/US titles the top championships of their respective shows and make the WWE Champion work both shows.
I don't believe Brock is a draw at all, as far as WWE goes. He doesn't work houseshows (or any show seemingly), and when he does return to RAW it doesn't provide any noticeable increase to the ratings. PPV buyrates certainly don't count for anything anymore because of the Network. And he's not the top merch seller.
WWE is essentially paying him a lot of money for no real benefit. He's a joke and his matches are all the same, about as boring as it gets.
They should just wash their hands clean of him. Last thing I want to see is Brock go fight again in UFC, lose, and get to come back to WWE and still be this supposedly unbeatable monster who only has two moves and a couple strikes.
The company doesn't have a "next Cena" because there really isn't a need for one AND because they won't allow people that could potentially be that actually do it. I turned off RAW the other week during the first hour because they had used Roman like eight times. If this were EWR, WWE creative would've gotten a message letting them know "you overused Roman Reigns on the last show, the fans started to get sick of seeing him."
And the sad thing is none of it matters. The terrible booking, the gross misuse of a stacked roster, etc. Why? Because WWE is more successful now than they ever have been. Ratings don't matter. House show attendance matters little. They have the Network, and more importantly they have insane television deals that don't even make sense. Never has mediocrity been rewarded to such an extent. A billion dollar deal for a show that McMahon can't help but treat as the B-show.
Post by currentbigthing on Jul 15, 2018 9:16:21 GMT -6
I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to work Lashley with Roman. Lashley’s not over. He’s never really been over. What does WWE’s brain trust expect to accomplish by putting the guy they can’t quite make with the guy no one’s ever really cared about? Are they hoping people look at Roman and say to themselves, “at least it’s not Lashley”?
I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to work Lashley with Roman. Lashley’s not over. He’s never really been over. What does WWE’s brain trust expect to accomplish by putting the guy they can’t quite make with the guy no one’s ever really cared about?
Are they hoping people look at Roman and say to themselves, “at least it’s not Lashley”?
I'm cynical in WWE Creative far and away enough to answer yes.