5 Reasons WWE No Longer Needs Brock Lesnar
December 1, 2017 - WWE
WWE could shortly be though Brock Lesnar, though does Vince McMahon unequivocally even need him?
Although there are opposing reports about when Lesnar’s stream WWE agreement expires, what seems to be a certainty is that it ends some time immediately after WrestleMania 34 subsequent year. However, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc) reports that Lesnar’s agreement has an engaging chapter that could concede possibly Lesnar himself or WWE to extend a contract:
The stream agreement for WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has an choice that would replenish a understanding and many design that it will be renewed after it expires during WrestleMania 34, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Lesnar’s final dates underneath a stream understanding would be WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans or a post-WrestleMania RAW a subsequent night. WWE also has certain rights with Lesnar that will go by a initial week of Aug 2018 if a new understanding is not signed.
While many trust Lesnar is a practical close to re-sign with WWE, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported progressing this year that Lesnar “made it transparent to backstage officials that he…doesn’t intend to re-sign” once his agreement expires. But that was before any probability of a UFC super-fight with Jon Jones was thrown out a window, definition that Lesnar competence have altered his mind and motionless his best gamble is staying in WWE.
However, a doubt now becomes: Does WWE need to re-sign him? Here are 5 reasons why WWE no longer needs “The Beast.”
Full-Timers Are Capable Of Carrying The Load
WWE’s stream register competence not have a mega-star on standard with The Rock or John Cena, though it has a far-reaching array of impossibly gifted superstars who are able of carrying a load.
Google hunt data indicates that many of WWE’s tip sell sellers are full-timers, with names like Roman Reigns (who is No. 2), Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins consistently ranking nearby a tip of that list. Throw in a success of someone like AJ Styles (who has long been a clever sell mover and appears to still be one), Kevin Owens (who’s been a vital strike on WWE Network), The New Day, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura and a series of other stars, and it’s transparent WWE does not have a talent issue.
In fact, one could disagree that WWE’s stream register is one of a most-star studded in association history, with a extensive mix of determined names (think anyone from The Shield) and rising stars (Braun Strowman, etc.) who could lift a association prolonged after Lesnar is gone. Because WWE has so most talent and only dual shows per week to showcase that talent, names like Lesnar are doing some-more mistreat than good these days by holding a spotlights that should be indifferent for rising stars.
If Lesnar continues to work at a tip of a label for 3 or for some-more years, that will suppress a enrichment of up-and-coming stars who have already shown a ability to work in a categorical eventuality design and do so admirably.
The Brand Is Bigger Than Any Individual Star
There is no star in WWE who is bigger than a brand. Not even Cena or Lesnar.
Look no serve than a extensive code value of WrestleMania, that is value $195 million according to FORBES and shows that a pay-per-view itself is bigger than any one star who competence seem on a show. That same proof can be practical to WWE as a whole, that no longer over relies on one sold star to lift a company. Although there was a extensive camber where WWE did that with Cena, “The Champ’s” sparse appearances these days advise that is no longer a box and that WWE can flower with or though one sold star.
Sure, WWE competence be slightly harm by a detriment of Cena, though no one is on Cena’s turn when it comes to things like sell sales or live eventuality attendance. And that includes Lesnar, who positively possesses a aura and mystique of a vital star though doesn’t comparison a business a approach that The Rock, Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin (who once plain 12 million t-shirts in a singular calendar year) have finished in a past.
If Lesnar left WWE, there would be a tiny slot of fans who would skip him, though a fact that a WWE Network subscriber count continues to be cyclical (whether he’s around or not) suggests a impact his depart would have wouldn’t be as estimable as we competence think.