Brock Lesnar, AKA ‘The Beast Incarnate’ has been Universal champion for over 415 days, so, roughly about one year and two months. Lesnar has only defended the Universal championship ten times since winning it. That is a laughable defense of only once every 42 days. Lesnar, since winning the championship at WrestleMania 33 last April, has been just like the details of his contract – elusive.
He barely shows up, when he does show up it is brief and when he decides to fight, it is usually very anti-climactic and feels like a rip-off.
He is far from a ‘Fighting Champion’
Look at people like #CMPunk or #SethRollins. Punk, who won the WWE Championship AKA the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor series in 2011, held his championship for over 430 days, BUT, unlike Lesnar, he defended it over 140 times, finally losing the title at Royal Rumble 26 to The Rock. Champions like Rollins, defend their title on a policy of anyone, anywhere, anytime – it doesn’t have to be a pay-per-view and PPV’s seem to be the only thing that ‘Draws out’ Lesnar.
Although Rollins held the WWE Title for a little over 220 days and is currently the Intercontinental Champion.
Since most of the details of his new contract are not known, it is hard to say what WWE plans to do with him…Do they continue the ongoing feud with Reigns or create a new nemesis for Lesnar while Reigns battles Samoa Joe?
Vince’s ‘Golden Boy’ Lesnar has a lot to not only catch up on, but, to prove to the WWE Universe.
Fans are appearing to get exasperated with his constant no-shows and his lack of interest in the WWE in general.Although there are rumors of him planning to return to the octagon later in the year, does this mean WWE has plans for him to drop the title? If so, when, where and to whom? The rumors of Lesnar’s contract are that it is a ‘short-term’ contract, how short no one really knows, but, it would make sense for Lesnar to lose his title at a PPV.
My prediction is simply this – Whoever wins the MITB case is going to be the one to take the title away from Lesnar. It is that simple. I don’t think that Lesnar or #VinceMcMahon want to draw this out any more than they have to.
By. Gordon Rupe
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