“Wonder how long before he wins the belt again?”
How many fans asked that same question upon hearing the news that Brock Lesnar had signed a one-year deal with WWE?
It’s a fair question. After all, Lesnar is a three-time WWE Champion, one of the most athletic big men the company has ever seen, and a true attraction in every sense of the word.
After seeing the impact that Brock made when he returned to RAW, and the hype that has surrounded him since then, the fact is, the WWE Title cannot be too far into his future.
But, first things first.
John Cena is on Brock’s plate right now, and let’s face it, the monster looks hungry.
Just so you know, that is a typical sort of line that only a WWE Featured Columnist would write about the Next Big Thing. In our business, we tend to be very dramatic in our approach, it adds to the moment, and gives some meat to the subject matter.
Now, speaking from just a regular guy’s point of view, what I see is John Cena once again being fed to a returning WWE Superstar who currently doesn’t have a lot going on.
Okay, the Rock has a lot going on, but you get it, right?
Some fans no doubt have a real problem with the fact that Cena is once again seemingly being forced to play second fiddle to another future Hall of Famer.
He’s been built up as Superman, only to lose to the Rock, who has not competed full time in years, and now is being menaced by Brock Lesnar.
Of course, the majority of fans out there probably love what they’re seeing lately with Lesnar and Cena. John gets laid out two weeks in a row by Brock, then he loses to Lord Tensai on Monday Night RAW.
You heard me.
No matter where you fall on this, the truth is, John is the only man Brock could be matched against.
Love him or hate him, Lesnar is a big deal. He just walked away from the UFC spotlight, and he has a lot of buzz on him.
You put that guy with the biggest name you have, and that name is John Cena.
Having said that, WWE has created a real dilemma for themselves.
John Cena is John Cena. He’s the big boy scout, Captain America, the most dominant Superstar WWE has seen in years. He has beaten everyone and has been portrayed as virtually indestructible.
John Cena puts his shorts on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. But, when he puts on his shorts, he wins wrestling matches.
Well, except to Lord Tensai. Still tripping over that one.
On the other side of the ring, you have Brock Lesnar. Forget indestructible. This guy is invincible.
Brock rose faster than arguably anyone else in WWE history. He was given the world and destroyed everyone in his path. Now that he’s back, he has been built up once again, as if he had never lost a match in WWE, and as if he had conquered UFC.
Who goes over? Is this the beginning of John Cena’s slide down to becoming human once again?
Or, are we expected to believe that all of this work would be done for Brock, only to let him lose in his first match back in the company?
Assuming the answer to that last one is no, then you have to believe that the WWE Championship is in Brock’s future at some point.
It has to be. After beating John Cena, it’s the only mountain left.
Triple H is on a very light schedule, working only as the need arises. In his current corporate role, it’s unlikely that he will lace up the boots against Brock.
Shawn Michaels is at home now, retired from WWE.
The Rock is back in Hollywood. For now. Stay tuned on that one, however.
In my mind, there are only two big names left for Brock to throw down against: Undertaker and CM Punk.
Taker, much like Hunter, is once again back on the shelf, waiting for the right time, the right moment, to make an impact as only the Deadman can.
In other words, he’s waiting on WrestleMania 29.
That leaves Punk, who, though he may emerge from his feud with Chris Jericho with his WWE Title still intact, could possibly run into a massive brick wall by the name of Brock Lesnar.
Some more of that dramatic description, did you catch that?
Then again, this is WWE, where anything can happen. Perhaps CM Punk will not be the man waiting on Brock Lesnar when the time comes for him to step back to that big belt.
Perhaps it will be Sheamus.
That’s right, the WWE Draft is coming up on April 23, could we see the historic Championship switch once again?
No matter which man he faces, I believe it’s only a matter of time until Brock Lesnar will be crowned champion once again in WWE. He’s too big; he’s too important. And he is a huge name in a company that needs some more huge names.
Here comes the pain? Here comes the champ.