Brock Lesnar returned to the WWE just nine days ago, and he’s already working a main event program with the top star in the company, John Cena.
As you might imagine, along with a top spot in the WWE and a globally-recognized name usually comes a lot of other advantages, such as “backstage pull.”
If you’re wondering if Lesnar has that pull and is going to use it to help either himself or others that he’s close to, you’re not the only one. There is already speculation that an NXT star could be helped out considerably by Lesnar’s return to WWE.
The return of Brock Lesnar to WWE has people wondering if it will help the career of Michael McGillicutty as Lesnar and McGillicutty's father Curt Hennig were very close friends. As of last week there hadn't been any discussion about pushing McGillicutty but it's said that Lesnar's clout can't hurt McGillicutty's standing with the company.
On a related note, McGillicutty worked his NXT match last night against Tyson Kidd with a case of food poisoning. The match received rave reviews from people backstage including "Road Dogg" BG James. Kidd vs. McGillicutty will air today on NXT.
Hmm. That’s pretty interesting.
We’ve all heard stories in the past about top stars using their spot on the card to get what they want, and it seems as if many in the WWE think that Lesnar will do the same.
Personally, though, I just don’t see him doing much for Michael McGillicutty.
While I only sparingly watch NXT, I remember McGillicutty’s first stint in NXT and on Raw as one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, and though he was pretty good in the ring, he never jumped out at me in terms of charisma or personality.
Even though McGillicutty seems to have improved in those departments since heading back to NXT, I don’t think Lesnar is suddenly going to turn his career around or that he’s going to start getting title shots out of the blue.
Although Lesnar may have a strong personal relationship with McGillicutty (or may not), I’d fully expect McGillicutty to stay in his current spot for the foreseeable future.
Lesnar may be one of the top dogs in the WWE, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to take anyone with him.
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