Sunday Sermon: What now for Brock Lesnar

Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage, Benjamin Trecroci and Amerigo Diehl

Last Sunday at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar’s 504-day reign as Universal Champion came to an end when he was pinned by Roman Reigns. In today’s Sunday Sermon, we ponder what the future holds for Lesnar.

Craig: I was really surprised that Reigns went over. I was also surprised that they didn’t have Brain Strowman cash in. The last thing I expected was Reigns leaving champ but I did see a scenario where Lesnar lost…

But anyway, after an evening spent hyping what Lesnar would do if he appeared at UFC as Universal Champion, they had Reigns go over and defeat Brock for the gold, ending a year and a half, ish, reign with the title.

But now what? What’s next for Lesnar? Is his stint with the WWE essentially over or what? That’s today’s Sunday Sermon topic.

Jamie: I hope whatever is next for Brock Lesnar does not involve WWE. I’m not sure how reliable this is, but I have read that his current deal is a per-appearance arrangement, rather than a fixed-term contract. He is, of course, due a rematch against Reigns but do we really need to see that match again? Do we really need to see any Lesnar match again, or for a while at least? There’s only so many suplexes I can tolerate. Of course, there are many matches for Lesnar that fans have not seen yet; AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan spring to my mind. However, if WWE thought those matches were a good idea wouldn’t we have seen them by now? They keep going to the Roman Reigns well like that’s all Brock has to offer, or at least that’s the impression I get.

Brian: I may be in the minority, but I actually enjoy Brock Lesnar in small doses. He has a certain “must see” aura about him. Granted, his reign as Universal champion got monotonous but he was and still is an attraction.

There is still use for Brock Lesnar in a feature match here and there. He certainly isn’t the wrestler he once was but is still extremely believable as a dangerous force in the ring. I just hope they can still utilize Paul Heyman on television with Brock gone for a bit.

Jamie: Allow me another volley, if I may sir, but I’m soured on Heyman too. The whole package is dated in my opinion. It’s been the same shtick for over six years now. With Heyman and Lesnar I feel like I’ve seen the act before, it’s not a special attraction to me anymore. Granted, when Lesnar is booked in a PPV main event, Heyman, WWE and all concerned do go to great lengths to convince us that it is a big deal and special attraction, but I stopped buying it a long time ago… literally.

A contributing factor to being bored of Lesnar is how, or more specifically who, he is booked against. How many times has he faced Roman Reigns? Lesnar has a limited schedule and only wrestles a handful of opponents in a calendar year, yet there is always space for his annual feud with Reigns.

Brian: I can see all of your points about Brock being stale and his time in WWE is just about over. I do completely disagree on the Paul Heyman front. He is still a magician on the microphone and could certainly help somebody with a lack of linguistic skills. Heyman may be more “money” than Brock is at this point.

Benjamin: I’ve been a huge Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman fan since day one but even I was getting bored and annoyed with both of them.

While I did enjoy the Lesnar and Reigns match at SummerSlam, it’s time to move on from Lesnar. He’s still a big attraction, but how many months and years have they been handcuffed by his so-called schedule?

Not sure what Heyman’s contract is, but it’s too bad he hasn’t had a stable besides Lesnar. Not since the days of that Phil Brooks guy or Curtis Axel and Ryback. Remember when they tried with Cesaro but the crowd was just confused as to what to do with themselves?

But I would have no problem with Lesnar was gone for good. He’s had an incredible run for off and on for almost 15 years. Also wouldn’t mind if he came back, but I absolutely don’t want or believe he will become Universal Champion again.

Jamie: On Heyman, I do still think he could be very valuable just as Brian alluded to with a younger talent. I’m just bored of hearing him try to sell us on Lesnar while not doing much of anything else. A new charge would revitalise Heyman, at least in my eyes.

Amerigo: Yeah, just to add a bit, I’m getting tired of the same old…”my client…etc” with heyman. Lesnar is becoming a bit stale as his matches all kind of run the same formula. They need to find something new for him or take the spotlight off him

You can read all previous Sunday Sermons here.

One thought on “Sunday Sermon: What now for Brock Lesnar

  1. No more Brock please. I think most fans are beyond tired of Brock at this point, especially since he’s not willing to work with other wrestlers to earn those high-priced checks he gets. Time for Brock to move on and stay gone I say.

    Heyman on the other hand can still be an incredible asset for other wrestlers and as a part of creative if allowed to. Otherwise, a break from Heyman as well may be just what the doctor ordered.

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