WWE Raw Should Not Worry About Losing Brock Lesnar
April 3, 2018 - WWE
WWE Raw could be on a verge of losing a Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar.
Several new reports, including one from a Wrestling Observer (h/t Cageside Seats), prove that Lesnar is substantially withdrawal WWE when his agreement expires after WrestleMania 34 and that “The Beast” is “leaning toward returning to UFC since WWE won’t let him quarrel in a Octagon while underneath agreement to them again after he got bad press for his unsuccessful drug tests around UFC 200.” In fact, here’s what Lesnar advocate, Paul Heyman, recently told Newsweek (h/t WrestlingInc) about Lesnar’s future:
I don’t consider it’s any tip that Brock is looking to get behind into a octagon. He is apparently eyeballing another quarrel in UFC. There’s no secret. He’s posing for cinema with Dana White wearing a UFC shirt in a UFC offices in Las Vegas. That’s not a negotiating tactic, Brock Lesnar wants to contest inside of a octagon. There’s no leveraging that; it’s a fact…That doesn’t meant Brock Lesnar can’t keep a pretension and we do those other projects concurrently in a continued run as Universal Champion.
While a doorway positively has not been close on Lesnar potentially staying with WWE, Triple H did tell News 18 (h/t WrestleView) a couple of weeks ago that he wasn’t certain what Lesnar’s WWE destiny would hold, while Heyman indicated on this week’s Raw that Lesnar would be left following WrestleMania 34. Indeed, it was approach behind in Jul 2017 when Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Lesnar “made it transparent to backstage officials that he now doesn’t intend to re-sign,” and with UFC boss Dana White being so positive that Lesnar will quarrel in UFC this year, all signs prove to Lesnar withdrawal WWE and returning to UFC.
Especially with reports indicating WWE won’t concede Lesnar to do both WWE and UFC simultaneously, a essay is on a wall, and Lesnar appears to be as good as gone. Someone somewhere in WWE is expected stressing about a probability of losing Lesnar, deliberate by some to be a biggest star, though rest positive that WWE has a right mixture in place to not usually pierce on from Lesnar though to flower but him.
For starters, a series of new reports prove that AJ Styles could be relocating to Raw after WrestleMania 34. Styles is confirmed as one of WWE’s tip dual or 3 full-time stars, is a improved altogether performer than Lesnar and seems to pierce business some-more than Lesnar does. A demeanour during Fightful.com’s Google Shopping rankings for both 2016 and 2017 indicates that Styles is during slightest WWE’s No. 3 sell seller and maybe even No. 2 forward of Roman Reigns and behind usually John Cena.
Styles is such a well-rounded star that plugging him in on a red code could work wonders for a show, generally in comparison to Lesnar. Styles is working underneath a full-time deal, that means he’d be around a lot some-more than Lesnar has been, and a demeanour during WWE’s Key Performance Indicators shows that Styles might be a bigger pull than “The Beast” as SmackDown’s TV ratings increasing by 5% final year while Raw’s didn’t boost during all.
With Styles being a definite face of a blue code during that span, that’s a loyal covenant to his sketch energy during a time when Lesnar’s sketch energy seems to be dwindling. And given that Lesnar is WWE’s top paid star, according to FORBES, it’s formidable for a association to clear his large income given indications that that it is removing small in lapse for that estimable investment. Perhaps that’s because WWE would be improved off with a opposite star presumption Lesnar’s same role.
That star? Bobby Lashley.