WWE Exteme Rules 2013: What Is Brock Lesnar's Shelf Life with the Company?

David Levin@@davidlevin71Senior Writer IIMay 12, 2013


As one of the main events of this week's "Extreme Rules" pay-per-view, I have to admit, I am not sure how this match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar will play out. What I am sure of, however, is that this rivalry, feud, battle or whatever the WWE wants to call it must come to an end Sunday.

Please do not put the fans through another one of these battles where Lesnar and the COO of the WWE get in a ring, beat each other up, suffer some type of "injury" and then we hear from Paul Heyman after the fact, claiming Lesnar was unfairly treated by the WWE, etc.

Please stop the insanity.

But if this war ends, what happens to Lesnar and the WWE? The Beast needs a new rival, with few men who could really give the former champion a true test. Right now, Lesnar is signed with the WWE for the next two years and looks to be a strong contender to battle The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans.

For a man of his size, strength and attributes, and the fact that he will almost be 38 years old, is there a place for him after his contract runs out after WrestleMania XXXI? Can a guy who is a brawler and shooter really make it to 40 in this business in this day and age? Of course he can, but more realistically, will he still want to?

Lesnar seems to have a hard time choosing between wrestling and MMA.

Does it mean that, after this match, Lesnar slips off into the sunset for a brief time until CM Punk comes back or someone like Wade Barrett turns face or Sheamus is deemed ready to challenge him in a brutal war? What happens when and if Batista returns to the ring? What if Lesnar were to turn face? How would he be received by the fans and the IWC?

Others who may figure into this scenario could include Randy Orton, Kane, Mark Henry and possibly Roman Reigns (just a thought).

Lesnar may not have a long shelf life when his contract expires, but he should be able to make the most of his time with the company. As the one true "heel" of the WWE, he holds many cards, which should all be played out once Triple H leaves the ring next Sunday night.

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