Brock Lesnar: Should His 2012 WWE Contract Be His Last?
As the WrestleMania XXIX poster conspicuously reveals, Brock Lesnar has not actually left the WWE and is signed to a deal with the company that culminates either on, or just after, the grandest stage of them all.
There is an argument that Brock Lesnar's current contract should be his last, with observers suggesting that the three-time WWE Champion is no longer required by pro-wrestling's leading brand.
Nevertheless, it could be argued that Lesnar still has plenty of things to accomplish in the WWE, and perhaps if his head and heart are truly in professional wrestling, he can carry on with a limited-appearances contract for a few more years to come.
Naturally, some commentators criticize the continued usage of part-time performers, citing their instant return to the top upon appearing as a primary reason for the perceived roster thinning in WWE. The fact remains however that superstars like The Rock, The Undertaker and now Brock Lesnar are considered top-draws within the company.
Their matches, regardless of how sporadic, always create considerable hype and entertainment, making it hard to argue for the complete removal of part-time, limited-appearance contracts.
Although he has already feuded with John Cena and Triple H, if Lesnar is committed to the company and happy to frequently put younger, full-time talent over, there is no reason why he should not stick around for the foreseeable future.
A storyline that I personally would like to see is Brock Lesnar chasing the World Heavyweight Championship.
It remains one of the few major accomplishments he has yet to achieve in WWE, and a feud with a top-face such as Ryback or Sheamus with the title on the line would be a great way to hand legitimacy to newer superstars.
Furthermore, are we to see Lesnar become involved once again with The Rock?
Although the two are both part-time performers, there is arguably a score to settle following their match at SummerSlam 2002, which saw Lesnar take the WWE Championship from "The Great One."
This is arguably a rematch of over 10 years in the making.
Ultimately, their are only four short months until WrestleMania, which perhaps does not allow for Lesnar to have more than one, possibly two, major storylines should he not re-sign with the company following April 7.
It is likely that WWE would want to have the man once known as "The Next Big Thing" on their books following 'Mania, and it would seem plausible to suggest that doing so can only be good for the fans, finances and the overall product, so long as full-time talents are allowed to go over him.
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