Brock Lesnar: Why His Recent WWE Return Was a Mistake

David LevinSenior Writer IIAugust 1, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 13:  MMA fighter Brock Lesnar walks in the garage area during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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While some things are better left unsaid, in the case of professional wrestling, somethings are better left unknown.

I'm talking about Brock Lesnar and his most recent return to the WWE. While the company's most abusive wrestler is popular with the WWE Universe and the masses, it remains to be seen if he can truly deliver as a main eventer on a consistent basis.

And his penchant for unpredictability in and out of the ring leads me to believe the match with Triple H at SummerSlam could either be the best match of the night or the worst.

There is no "in the middle" with him. You see what you get, and in this case, the WWE must deal with it.

Lesnar burst on the scene in April and has done two things: ran a decent angle with John Cena that left most of us wondering if MMA-style wrestling is best for the WWE and created a circus of sorts with the Triple H angle, where Paul Heyman has come back to be the voice box of the big man.

All this has done is leave us to contemplate whether we still like this angle, and it shows Lesnar is not being used properly, or maybe he just wants to cash a paycheck and do little else.

I assume it to be some of both.

What happened to the Lesnar who worked hard at his craft and was a good entertainer? The MMA fighter trained hard. The wrestler seems to be going through the motions.

What does this say about returning stars?

Chris Jericho is not the same as he ever was, but he still trains hard. And whether I like it or not, The Rock came back for two matches in the last year and looked every bit as polished as he did seven years ago.

Who is Lesnar fooling?

Fans want to either see Lesnar in full throttle as a wrestler or an MMA fighter, or they want to be done with him. I have grown tired of the angle already because he is just a beast with no substance.

If there was more to him, the polished specimen of years ago, then I might be judging him differently. But until then, I see his return as an epic fail.

And unfortunately, I don't see Triple H being able to save this one.