“The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar announced on ESPN’s Sportscenter on Tuesday that his MMA career was over and that he re-signed with the WWE to a multi-year contract. With this news breaking just days before WrestleMania, the outcome to the WWE World Heavyweight championship match no longer seems so predictable.
It was public knowledge that Brock hadn’t signed a new contract with the WWE, and that the Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania was scheduled to be his final appearance; which led to the easy speculation that Brock would drop the championship over to Roman Reigns, the winner of this year’s Royal Rumble match, and the apparent future main-event megastar.
This, of course, led to weeks of controversy amongst die-hard wrestling fans who didn’t want to see Reigns take on that position in the company. Although it does seem like the course WWE will eventually take because they do want to create a new megastar, which is why Brock defeated Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX, and why he dethroned John Cena out of the main event picture. But just because Roman may be fortunate enough to knock off Brock at the Showcase of the Immortals, it doesn’t mean that Brock’s accomplishments get automatically transferred over to the much inexperienced Roman Reigns.
Before Tuesday’s news, the plans slated Roman Reigns winning the WWE championship at WrestleMania, because as the time-honored wrestling tradition goes, you put over the talent on the way out. And if Brock hadn’t re-signed with the WWE, Brock would have done the favors for Reigns. But that isn’t the case anymore, is it?
Brock Lesnar is here to stay in the WWE, which means more of what we have seen in the past calendar year: limited appearances and hype-ups from his advocate Paul Heyman. Brock said on Sportscenter that his deal will consist of working part-time with full-time pay, which is the dream especially at his age in the world of pro-wrestling. And he’ll no longer be tight financially, he’ll be able to provide for his family, which is commendable.
With that said, don’t be surprised if Brock Lesnar, as Heyman alluded to for the past couple of weeks, retains his WWE championship at WrestleMania. And if Brock does conquer Roman Reigns–as he very well should–it would be interesting to see who on the current roster rises to the occasion and vanquishes the unconquerable?
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