What I have learned over the years from watching professional wrestling and the comments and stories written on the Internet is that I do not trust everything that is posted. So when a thought comes to mind that is completely out of left field or that contradicts something a wrestling website or publication has posted, please understand that I take it with a very thin grain of salt.
That said, would you like to hear the most recent theory I have on how “The Shield” and Brock Lesnar are connected?
Would you like to hear how I believe that ,while they claim they are not associated with the recent attack on Ryback by the new “Holy Trinity,” CM Punk and Paul Heyman are in fact partially responsible?
This is either as far-fetched a theory that I have come up with in some time, or it could explain everything that's happened in the time it takes you to read this column.
When the three NXT upstarts, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, came out of nowhere and attacked Ryback, there was no agenda by CM Punk or Paul Heyman. I believe that. (Remember, this is wrestling; the wrestling is real, the people are fake.)
All three men never once showed any allegiance to Heyman or to current title holder Punk.
But they did state in an interview with Michael Cole that they attacked Ryback because they were doing what they felt was right and doing it because they felt the current reign of CM Punk meant something big to the business. And as Ambrose stated, it would not have mattered who the current champion was, they would still go out and do the same thing.
Sounds logical and succinct and part of a master plan that was not conceived by the three carrying out the message. Could it be that Brock Lesnar is behind the message sent by The Shield (which is a great angle now that I see it for what it is, maybe better than The Nexus). Not to protect the interests of Punk, but to protect the interests of the WWE title?
They are not one in the same.
What if (two words that are almost as dangerous as the word assume) Lesnar wants to claim the WWE title? He knows in the back of his mind that if Ryback does indeed win the WWE championship from Punk that it will be that much harder to do.
When it comes to the WWE, all allegiances are off the table.
Lesnar abruptly retired from the WWE after his match with Triple H at SummerSlam and has not been heard from since. The one thing we constantly hear is how The Rock will face the current WWE champion at the Royal Rumble. Here are two scenarios to think of…
Punk’s and Heyman’s relationship has been as syrupy-sweet as John Cena and AJ Lee.
Heyman has always been a backstabber and could turn the tables on Punk, knowing that Lesnar would have an easier time beating Punk for the WWE title than he would trying to beat The Rock or the “Big Hungry.”
In a perfect world, Ryback wins the Royal Rumble and Punk beats The Rock for the WWE title with help from The Shield. And in the end, after the match, Lesnar and The Shield make an appearance and side with Heyman, who then turns his back on Punk. The current WWE champion then not only has to worry about Ryback, but also has to deal with Lesnar as a foe.
This also takes care of any obligation The Rock might have had if he had won the WWE title and was conflicted because of Hollywood scheduling. We would not have to see The Rock again until WrestleMania where he could face Lesnar for the title.
A little convoluted and a little crazy, but it just might work.
The only problem left is that Ryback is still in title purgatory and there would have to be a few more elements added to help make this work. But the groundwork has been laid. This also keeps the new faction in WWE fresh while the creative teams work to further develop Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns.
Brilliant, maybe not. Effective, yes.
It’s just a thought, but it’s something I had to throw out there in the interest of stirring the pot.