Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Return of Brock Lesnar

 By Chad Smart
@chadsmart & @my123cents on Twitter

This is going to be short and to the point. Brock Lesnar returned to the WWE at the end of Raw on Monday night. I didn't see the return. Due to being back in Illinois, I was visiting family and only got to see the first hour of Raw. I've read Brock got a positive reaction from the crowd. However, I think Hitler would probably get a pop from the crowd if he was interrupting a John Cena promo. With rumors floating around saying WWE wants another year long Wrestlemania build, it looks like a Cena/Brock program might be that match.

While I applaud WWE for having some long term planning in place, this is not a match I care to see. There are a couple reasons why this doesn't interest me and they're all related to the current WWE product. The first is, I'm not a fan of WWE bringing back guys and instantly putting them into high profile matches. Maybe I'm being too critical, but I find such booking to be insulting to the current roster. In a way it says no one currently on the roster is big enough to sell a show.

The second reason is because I remember when Brock Lesnar left the WWE last time. He gave his notice a week before Wrestlemania 20 and ending up getting booed out of the building along with Goldberg. Now he's back and we're supposed to be happy? Brock is back because his UFC career fizzled out and his NFL dreams never materialized. There's not many other high profile jobs for Brock to try and turn into a career. Plus, the rumor is he won't be working a full time schedule. I find this also to be insulting to the members of the roster who are working full time trying to become bigger stars yet are being held back due to whatever reason.

Instead of relying on the past, WWE needs to look at their shows and try to figure out why the current roster doesn't have any break out stars. Sure there's no one with the aura of Brock Lesnar on the shows at the moment. There's also no one being presented as a credible Superstar, other than John Cena. If you tell the fans guys aren't important, they will reacted to them in that way.

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