Brock Lesnar: Former WWE Champion Has Gotten Stale After Loss to Triple H

Photo Credit: WWE.com
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IApril 7, 2013

Brock Lesnar is now 1-2 in his return to the WWE after the loss to Triple H on Sunday at WrestleMania 29.

If he's not only going to be absent for long periods of time, but also lose when he enters the ring, what's the point?

Lesnar had the opportunity to end Triple H's career on Sunday, which would have at least been something. I didn't want it to happen—out of respect for Triple H—but it's yet another example of the misuse of Lesnar.

Lesnar is a former three-time WWE champion, which is part of the reason why he continues to work the crowd, so to speak. But in a world of "what have you done for me lately," the 35-year-old falls flat.

After this match, the storyline of Lesnar vs. Triple H gets old. Triple H got his vengeance, and that's that. That was the one thing that propped up Lesnar's purpose in the WWE. Unless he starts increasing his workload in the WWE, he's going to fade fast.

Lesnar will reportedly work Extreme Rules on May 19, and you hope it's something truly spectacular. Not only that, you hope it catapults him into a string of matches like a regular wrestler, instead of some sideshow.

Perhaps Lesnar gets a rematch with new WWE champion John Cena, who defeated him last year at Extreme Rules. Then again, what would be the purpose of another Lesnar loss? For that matter, what would even be the purpose of a Cena loss?

The way things are going currently, it paints a bleak picture for a man who used to be on top of the WWE world.

He used to be this monstrous, formidable presence in the ring and his purpose was clear: to annihilate anyone in his path.

Now you simply hope he works every once in a while and doesn't disappoint. 

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