Why Brock Lesnar Belongs in Professional Wrestling

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Why Brock Lesnar Belongs in Professional Wrestling
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The way Captain America was augmented for the sole purpose of being a soldier, it feels like Brock Lesnar was built to be a WWE wrecking ball.

Beyond the fact that he's 6'3'' and 265 lbs, Lesnar's power, agility, wrestling acumen and overwhelming intensity combine to form the ideal devastating force.

WWE needs its monsters, and few men have been as convincingly monstrous as Brock Lesnar.

His physical gifts might also seem suited for the NFL or MMA, but his disappointments in those worlds further cement the fact this destiny is that of a WWE superstar.

Lesnar left WWE in 2004 for the NFL.

It seemed unlikely that he'd make it in the pros, but it was understandable for a man that size to believe he had a shot playing football. The Minnesota Vikings gave him a look, but ultimately cut him.

Even in his brief stint at Vikings camp, it was clear Lesnar was a wrestler. A Chiefs player pushed Lesnar and Lesnar responded by leaping onto him, inciting a fight between the teams.

Brock Lesnar as a Viking and subsequent fight on the field

Lesnar's next non-wrestling venture was a turn as an MMA fighter.

Despite winning five fights and earning the UFC Heavyweight title, Lesnar never shook off the stigma of being a former WWE star. Every loss was blamed on his pro wrestling past.

Fighter Bigfoot Silva told Tatame Magazine (via MiddleEasy.com) that Lesnar “must return to his fake fights that it'll be best for him.” Frank Mir mocked Lesnar relentlessly before UFC 100.

Never mind that Lesnar won that fight.  Lesnar would likely never earn the respect of that fan base or his MMA peers anyway. He'd probably be seen as a poseur for life because of the negative associations folks have with WWE.

WWE fans, on the other hand, fervently welcomed him back to their oft-misunderstood world.

When Lesnar showed up to F-5 John Cena on the Raw after WrestleMania 28, the fans in Miami expressed how many wrestling fans feel about him.

Brock Lesnar's WWE return-2012

If he sticks around on a part-time basis, most fans will be pumped for everything he does. If he ever comes back full-time, he will receive the kind of devotion and adoration WWE fans dole out to their idols.

He's not popular and successful just because of his tank-like physique, either.

Lesnar is a special athlete. When Vince McMahon goes to sleep and dreams of the perfect WWE star, that fictional wrestler in those dreams is likely not all that different from Lesnar.

On top of his immense power, Lesnar's amateur background makes him a compelling sight in the ring. His ring work is strengthened by his experience as NCAA champ, by knowing how to work that massive frame.

In his short career, he's given WWE fans a robust amount of classic matches. His work against The Rock, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero and Jeff Hardy is a testament to the fact that pro wrestling is unquestionably his home.

Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero-2004

Unlike UFC, WWE can work around Lesnar's diverticulitis. Unlike in UFC, Lesnar will be cherished, not shunned in WWE.

The DNA that composed Lesnar clearly had pro wrestling in mind.

Here's hoping that Lesnar commits fully to the business he was born for. There's no use in defying destiny.

Lions belong in the jungle, monsters belong in the shadows and Brock Lesnar belongs in pro wrestling.

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