Yesterday on Monday Night RAW, Brock Lesnar finally returned after eight long years to the place that made him famous. While the majority of the WWE Universe is rejoicing, I don't think it's great. In fact, it's detrimental to the WWE.
Yes, he's a famous star. Yes, he might still be "The Next Big Thing." But coming back now? It does not make sense. All he does is steal another main-event spot from some deserving candidate.
Besides, it's not that Lesnar is like Jericho. Contrary to popular belief, Lesnar wasn't that great a wrestler. He was a brute who botched moves very frequently. His carelessness in the ring is well known. His list of victims include Hardcore Holly, A-Train and himself, too!
Yes, he had completely dominated the WWE the first time he returned. But now, with the company having so many talented wrestlers with the likes of Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett and Dolph Ziggler, the last thing we want is another former star returning and stealing the spotlight from someone who's worked their ass off for the business.
Unlike Lesnar who was given everything on a silver platter, most of the current WWE wrestlers have worked really hard to reach the position that they are in right now.
Lesnar has just signed a one-year deal with the WWE. Whether you like it or not, he's in it just for the money. Soon, he'll go away and leave the company in disarray just like he did last time.
Besides, Brock Lesnar has what I like to call "The Hulk Hogan Syndrome." He never is willing to lose, and all he'll do in his second tenure is bury superstars.
The WWE does not need the likes of Brock Lesnar in its current scheme of things. They're going just fine. While his return may have brought back some nostalgia, in the long run it will prove to be detrimental to the company.
The WWE missed a beat here. The post-WrestleMania is generally a depression phase for the company. This period is the best chance for building stars and turning them into full-fledged main-eventers. Instead, the WWE got back a guy who wasn't deserving of the main event in the first place.
Well done, WWE. Well done.