Brock Lesnar: Why WWE Needs to Revive His Super-Heel Character

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE
Photo courtesy of WWE

When Brock Lesnar returns for the 1000th episode of RAW, the WWE needs to begin the process of reviving his super-heel character.

We need a super-heel in the WWE.  We barely have any solid heels as it is, but if the WWE wants to fully capitalize on Lesnar, they need to make him the super-heel that they failed to do when he first returned.


Strike One

When we last saw Lesnar after WrestleMania 28, he was almost immediately a fan favorite.  The crowd went nuts the first night his music hit on RAW.

However, that would slowly change as we got closer to the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.  Lesnar was able to get some heat by teaming up with John Laurinaitis, but the much bigger issue was that the WWE made Cena the focus of Lesnar.

It was harder for Lesnar to gain heat because Cena is such a polarizing character.  While he does have a lot of fans, he has just as many people who want to see him lose.

So when Lesnar started picking a fight with Cena, some loved him for it and others hated him for it.

To make it even worse, Lesnar was hyped up to be some kind of destructive machine, but still ended up losing to Cena at Extreme Rules.

We all know what happened next. Brock would break Triple H's arm and then disappearing for months.  The WWE gave us Paul Heyman to act as his mouth piece, but that only made Lesnar seem like he was more interested in contracts than actually causing harm to people.

Don't get me wrong though, Heyman is a great mouthpiece and the whole Heyman thing works well when he is actually with Lesnar.  Heyman by himself, simply representing Lesnar though, does not make Brock seem like that much of a threat.


Fresh Start

Now that Triple H has challenged Lesnar to a match at SummerSlam, the WWE has another chance to make Lesnar a super-heel.  Having him come back and focus on a highly fan favorite wrestler like Triple H will more than likely get Lesnar plenty of heat.

Of course, that is if Lesnar and Triple H happens at SummerSlam and Lesnar walks away the winner.

Yes that's right, Brock Lesnar needs to win against Triple H or his return to the WWE will mean nothing.

He's already got one loss to Cena after talking himself up so much, adding another one from Triple H would only ruin the reputation of the man who was supposed to legitimize the WWE.

For Lesnar to become the super-heel of the WWE though, it will take more than just a win over Triple H.  He will need to make more of an appearance on RAW, and will also need to feud with other wrestlers as we build up for next year's WrestleMania.

The WWE could set Brock up to feud with other wrestlers like CM Punk or even Randy Orton and have Lesnar destroy everyone in his path. That would really be the only way to keep him momentum going since he will be on TV for a limited amount of time.

At the very least, the next pay-per-view that we should see Lesnar on after SumerSlam would have to be Survivor Series.  This would cover the WWE's biggest pay-per-views and would hopefully set Lesnar up for a WrestleMania match.

Lesnar would need to continually win against the top talent to build up heat and momentum for a WrestleMania 29 match.


Do We Really Need a Super-Heel?

Since we know Lesnar is coming back with a limited schedule, we should be asking ourselves if the WWE even needs a super-heel and if Brock Lesnar would be the right choice for the job.

Think about all the current heels in the WWE.  Who would you rank as the top?  Jericho?  Tensai? Big Show?  Or maybe you're one of three people who like Alberto Del Rio?

We could always look at Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan as heels, but the problem with that is both wrestlers are over with the fans.  They don't get booed even though they are supposed to be heel characters, and at this point, it's pretty much out of the WWE's control.

If people weren't booing Bryan when he was taking advantage of poor, sweet A.J back when he was Heavyweight champion, what would make fans boo him now?

Ziggler also has gone beyond the heel role. Ziggler was the fan favorite going into the Money in the Bank contract ladder match, so he also shouldn't be considered a heel at this point.  The only thing Ziggler has going for him heel wise is Vickie Guerrero.

The bottom line is that the WWE is thin on good heels.  While they may try to push Big Show on us as a super-heel, Big Show is very far away from super.  He lacks wrestling ability and has yet to come up with a win at any pay-per-view since his heel turn this year.

This is why the WWE must make Lesnar a super-heel when he returns.  We all know what Brock is capable of and he seems to be in competitive shape, so he would easily out perform a heel like the Big Show. 

With Lesnar's UFC background he becomes even more of a threat.  While he did lose to Cena at Extreme Rules, having him come back and dominate the fan favorite top talents would easily set Lesnar up to be a monster heel that the WWE desperately needs.