WWE Summerslam 2012 Winners: Brock Lesnar's Win Is Beginning of Dominant Reign
The WWE has been longing for Brock Lesnar to become their next great superstar for what seems like forever, and it finally happened with his victory over Triple H in SummerSlam's main event.
This was the perfect climax to Lesnar's reappearance and beating Shawn Michaels on Monday Night Raw. Given Michaels and Triple H's close relationship, that violent act set up a perfect scenario in Sunday's main event.
It also gave the WWE a chance to market what could be a gold mine for their current franchise. Lesnar's physical prowess is undeniable, and he has already made a name himself as part of the UFC.
Just by looking at him, you'd think he has to be going somewhere—and now he is. This gives Lesnar a plethora of options going forward, especially with Survivor Series and Wrestlemania looming on the pay-per-view horizon.
It's not just about the victory for Lesnar in this one. It's about how he won and who he beat. Triple H's reputation speaks for itself. Forcing him to tap out via Kimura was a perfect way to show Lesnar's toughness, and his ability to outlast his opponent.
Make no mistake about it, the WWE is setting us up for something big here. SummerSlam is a huge event because it ties all of the summer's biggest storylines together. It also sets up the fall and winter slate's biggest drama.
I completely expect, and you should too, that Lesnar will be around for a while. Not only will he be around, but he will be wearing a shiny new belt before too long.
Lesnar has everything the WWE needs in a superstar. He's huge, intimidating and athletic. Plus, he already has a name for himself. This takes away from a lot of the marketing on their end.
Who did you expect to win?
Sunday night's win announced Lesnar's arrival in a big way. We knew he had potential, but he showed on Sunday night that he also has showmanship.
The WWE isn't just about looking good. You also have to know how to play out a match. Up until Sunday, since he returned, Lesnar hadn't shown he could do that.
Now that he has, look out. Whether you like him or not, Lesnar isn't going anywhere.
Lesnar wasn't brought back to the WWE just to "beat up" a few guys and call it a day. The WWE has something much bigger in mind, and now they know he can handle it.
I can't wait to see what they draw up.
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