WWE WrestleMania XXVIII

WrestleMania 28: WWE Smart to Save Brock Lesnar's Return for RAW and Not 'Mania

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2012

There were rumblings about Brock Lesnar returning to the WWE after he began trending down in the UFC world, and the WWE made the right call in bringing him back to RAW as opposed to a surprise WrestleMania 28 appearance. 

Had Lesnar showed up in Miami, the WWE would have had several opportunities to toss him and shake things up. 

However, because he's a bigger-named star, the only wrestlers he would have mixed it up with would have been The Rock and John Cena. 

If you watched RAW, you saw Lesnar step in and F5 Cena. It's far better that this occurred on RAW instead of at WrestleMania. 

By allowing Lesnar to show up at 'Mania, it would have stolen the thunder away from The Rock and Cena's match, which would have not been ideal. 

With The Rock beating Cena, it left quite an opening for what would happen next. WWE fans didn't have to wait to long for that, as Lesnar arrived and quickly made his presence known.

That was a brilliant move by the WWE. 

Another thing that would have happened if Lesnar's return took place at WrestleMania 28 would be a possible three-way feud between he, The Rock and Cena. 

This would have been horrible because it would have diminished and dropped to a two-way feud as The Rock goes off and turns back into Dwayne Johnson to star in more movies. 

That would be a big fail on the WWE's part because not having an end to it all would have really irked fans. 

Now everyone is amped up about Lesnar and Cena going head-to-head, forgetting about The Rock and Cena battle almost instantaneously.

The WWE is keeping fans on their toes, anticipating what will happen next. Bringing back former stars is a great move, especially when the company strategically plans their return. 

Perhaps the only question now is, who's next to come back and shake up the WWE? Sound off in the comment section of who you'd like to see make a return. 

 

 

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