5 WWE Stars Who Will Fill The Void If Brock Lesnar Leaves
March 16, 2018 - WWE
WWE is scheming for a destiny though Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar’s agreement expires shortly after WrestleMania 34, and with a widespread expectancy being that he will dump a Universal Championship to Roman Reigns during a pay-per-view, his WWE destiny has unexpected spin really cloudy. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News) reports that a faith within WWE is that Lesnar could leave a association and lapse to UFC, while UFC boss Dana White has finished it utterly transparent that he believes “The Beast” will quarrel in UFC by a finish of 2018.
A engorgement of questions sojourn about Lesnar’s evident and long-term destiny in WWE, though a fact that he has not been enclosed in SummerSlam advertising certainly adds some fuel to a glow concerning his intensity departure. Plenty could change in a entrance weeks and months, however, and there is, of course, conjecture that Lesnar is simply flirting with a UFC lapse to precedence a softened understanding out of WWE.
But if Lesnar does indeed partial ways with WWE, Vince McMahon would be losing a male who has been, along with John Cena, labeled as WWE’s biggest draw at a time when really few stars truly pierce a needle. And with WWE demonstrating in new years that it relies heavily on larger-than-life characters as a tip attractions, a association will positively demeanour within a ranks to see who could step adult to reinstate “The Beast.”
Here are 5 superstars who will fill a blank left by Lesnar if he chooses not to re-sign with WWE.
WWE has clearly positioned Kurt Angle as a part-time in-ring performer on a same spin as stars like Triple H and The Undertaker.
Angle returned to a ring during WWE TLC final Oct as a last-minute deputy for Roman Reigns, would go on to contest during Survivor Series a following month and is now teaming with Ronda Rousey to face Triple H and Stephanie McMahon during WrestleMania 34. WWE positively likes what they’ve seen with Angle over a final year when he’s finished good in attracting viewers while concerned in vital angles.
Last summer, a part of Raw highlighted by a explanation that Angle was a father of Jason Jordan saw a estimable 5% viewership increase while his categorical eventuality shred featuring a heel spin of Big Cass resulted in a whopping 22% viewership increase. Those conspicuous jumps in viewership are demonstrative of Angle being a really good pull when used in marquee storylines, something we saw final tumble when Angle’s lapse compare during TLC resulted in an apparent hum among fans about his initial WWE compare in some-more than a decade.
Thus, Angle is a primary claimant to step in for Lesnar as a part-time pull who wrestles a handful of times a year in hopes that a sparse Angle dream matches could emanate a hype and fad that Lesnar did for a initial dual or 3 years after he returned in 2012. While not deliberate to be as large of a mainstream star as Lesnar, Angle is a good reputable name within pro wrestling and a Hall of Famer, so during a really least, a doorway should be open for Angle to be used some-more often.
In fact, Angle himself expects to combat some-more going forward, and if he’s not overexposed, he should be resolutely determined as one of WWE’s best part-time stars.
Bobby Lashley has reportedly “agreed to terms” on a new WWE contract and could presumably lapse to a association during any time now.
Not surprisingly, Lashley has been rumored for a intensity post-WrestleMania 34 argument with Lesnar, one that ideally would settle Lashley as “the new Lesnar” so to pronounce if Lesnar is on his approach out. Although Lashley isn’t noticed to be on utterly a same spin as Lesnar as presumably a pro wrestler or MMA fighter, he has had a surprisingly successful MMA career fighting radically for Bellator, where he gathered a really considerable 15-2 MMA record.
Perhaps many importantly, Lashley softened leaps and end as a pro wrestler during his time in Impact Wrestling, where he had radically been pushed as Impact’s chronicle of Lesnar, a unstoppable warrior who frequency loses. Combine a strides he’s finished as a pro wrestler with a moxie he has as an achieved MMA fighter, and he is about as ideal of a deputy for Lesnar as we could presumably get.
Lashley is widely seen as someone who never reached his full intensity during his initial WWE run, though it is value observant that Lashley was one of a many featured performers during WrestleMania 23, that is WWE’s second many purchased pay-per-view in association history. That means there is something there when it comes to Lashley being a intensity blockbuster attraction, and given a success he’s had both in Bellator and Impact, it’s positively probable that he establishes himself as a domicile name in WWE.
WWE has a good lane record of pulling former Impact stars newly (see AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, etc.), and with Lashley also wise that bill, maybe he’ll be a subsequent Impact star to be a WWE categorical eventer, one who only so happens to be a closest thing WWE will have to Lesnar anytime soon.