In case you missed it, Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE last night on Monday Night Raw. The massive Lesnar interrupted John Cena’s monologue to The Rock much to the delight of the Miami crowd. Lesnar left Cena in the middle of the ring on the business end of an F-5.
So where does that leave Brock Lesnar? At the top of the company, that’s where.
The night after we were witnesses to WrestleMania 28, the WWE delivered arguably one of the best Raw shows in a long time. We saw the Lesnar and Lord Tensai debut, Jericho take out CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio’s return, Santino Marella take out Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger and The Rock declare he will be WWE Champion again.
These events create excitement. Fans thrive off of exciting storylines and unpredictability. If you don’t believe me, watch a replay of WrestleMania and last night’s Raw. Those fans were exciting, invested in the show and rowdy. It added to the show immensely. Crowds need to take notes; there are great WWE fans in Florida.
Excitement signifies why Lesnar’s return is good for the WWE. Fans haven’t seen Lesnar in the ring for quite a few years. Fans will tune in to see what the monster has in store for the WWE.
Will he target John Cena? Or maybe he will call out The Rock or The Undertaker? No one really knows at this point, but the fact he is back creates that excitement.
In addition to excitement, it brings back another talent to the WWE for the younger fans to watch. Everyone knows about Lesnar’s time in the UFC, so now we can see what Round 2 looks like in the WWE.
With Lesnar signing a one-year contract, the WWE needs to capitalize on Lesnar’s appeal throughout the next year. In my opinion big matches at SummerSlam, Survivor Series and WrestleMania 29 would be a great way to utilize the returning monster. In between those matches, great build up and rivalries will add a whole new dimension to the WWE. If the WWE chooses to utilize Lesnar more, things can only get better for the fans.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for next Monday to maybe get some answers as to why Lesnar took out Cena last night.
WWE fans, I think we are in for a great 2012.