How Would You Book Brock Lesnar After Wrestlemania?

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With Brock Lesnar agreeing to another long-term, yet part-time, commitment with the WWE, some of the wrestling community has found relief that the baddest wrestler on the planet will not pursue a UFC return.

But now that that lingering question has been answered, Brock Lesnar could be booked this Sunday to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. That decision is totally justified in my eyes, but how do you attempt to book around this part-time main eventer for the good of the WWE during their offseason.

First is the question of who would be possibly be in line to become a legitimate number 1 contender. With the de-push to the IC Title picture, you can remove Daniel Bryan from the IWCs dream list.

Some would argue Randy Orton or WWE could choose to let John Cena a reprieve back to the championship picture. Hypothetically, I think Roman Reigns needs to be put into other main event feuds with the likes of Rusev and Seth Rollins, only if he does not win the Wrestlemania 31 main event.

Note: On the Wrestling is Real podcast, I have predicted Reigns to score the pinfall only to lose the belt due to a Money in the Bank cash-in by Rollins.

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The other issue to ponder is if fans really want the Reddit leaked proposal of John Cena and Daniel Bryan winning their respective matches therefore elevating the WWE United States and Intercontinental championships respectively.

Brock retaining the title at Wrestlemania would be a short-term thrill, but I think WWE will fall back into the same win-lose situation that we dealt with last offseason, with the exception that Daniel Bryan will be healthy this offseason.

Anyway, I open the floor to ask how all of you fantasy bookers would look at both sides of my argument, or take to your own booking scenario. -KOP

 

 

 

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WIR 03.25.15 WWE Wrestlemania 31 Preview and Predictions; Main Event Tug of War; Brock Stays for Big Bucks

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KOP and Jeremy G give their WWE Wrestlemania 31 Preview and Predictions, and check out how far apart they are on their thoughts of the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match; Main Event Tug of War with Lesnar and Reigns to Go Home on?  Brock Stays for Big Bucks, and we ask how that plays into the outcome. We also discuss the death of Perro Aguayo Jr, all titles on the line in TNA and some ridiculously great grave consequences in Lucha Underground.

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A Plea to Smart Wrestling Fans! Stop Getting Subjected to Short-Sighted Wrestlemania Commentary

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Much like how football fans are prone to playing the proverbial role of armchair quarterbacking. Its so prevalent during Wrestlemania season, and no matter how bad the buildup to Wrestlemania can be, fantasy booking for the here and now is all the IWC can ever talk about and then the off-season comes along and the chatter fades away.

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Many wrestling fans reminisce about the excitement of the Monday Night Wars not just because of all of the unpredictability, but that we paid attention to wrestling year-round.  The competition of those days fostered more a lot wrestling fans that loved to watch wrestling every week and therefore share that same kind of armchair analysis and fantasy booking.

But now, the bulk of wrestling fans gripe and complain about what’s wrong with the current state of wrestling , and all of those people that write about wrestling or talk about on podcasts, talk about how they in short want a quick fix to the situation because they are unhappy that “their” Wrestlemania experience is going to be ruined this year.

I only wish that those same smart wrestling fans, whom I have the utmost respect for their opinion , would for once see that we as wrestling fans cannot be so selfish and that maybe we need to look at the big picture so that wrestling has a better future.

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Before Wrestlemania season comes to an end, all i ask the wrestling community to do is keep in mind of a couple of things.

  1. Regardless of how you like or don’t like the push of Roman Reigns, or the possible outcome of the Wrestlemania main event.  I think WWE is hoping to make bigger stars out of Reigns as well as Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and Rusev this year.
  2. If WWE chooses to go forward about what they think is in their best interests,  it would probably be easier to stand behind some of these new stars. The bottom line is we still need some new stars in the main event, so maybe we can get behind some of these guys and put our resentment aside for a couple of weeks.
  3. It’s a cold hard fact WWE is going to make their money during Wrestlemania season whether we like it or not.
  4. The only way WWE will pay attention to how upset we are about all of the wrestlers we want to see succeed (or vent our frustrations the overall direction of the product) is by getting even louder at every live event DURING THE OFFSEASON and not rely on on the crowds in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia to the be the only fans to make our voices heard.  It’s time to create a movement that involves us maybe getting some of our old wrestling fans that have fallen out of interest to get interested again, maybe buying merchandise for the wrestlers we support, and then maybe stop all of the fantasy booking talk for next year’s Wrestlemania until… next year. More money and more social buzz are some of the few things that a company like WWE will pay attention to.

Why did i go on this rant? Ask yourself this, where has #CancelWWENetwork, armchair booking, CM Punk chants, and other attempts at boycotting, sabotaging or giving up on the WWE product gotten us. -KOP

 

 

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Could John Cena and Daniel Bryan Become OffSeason Pawns If Brock Lesnar Stays?

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So word is that Brock Lesnar will sign a new deal with WWE and stay with the company, according to a new message from the infamous source leaking Reddit user MetsFan4Ever. That is the good news, but it’s the other speculation he points out is something that is not so good.

Quoting from a WrestlingINC.com article:

“The idea would be for Lesnar to continue to make limited television appearances while holding the title. WWE would also elevate the U.S. and Intercontinental titles at WrestleMania by putting them on John Cena and Daniel Bryan, respectively. Those titles would headline house shows and pay-per-views where Lesnar is not scheduled.”

Last year, I took to this blog and stress the need to elevate the Intercontinental title to help the WWE Universe overlook an abnormally absent World Heavyweight Champion. But it it time to unify the IC and US titles, which I think would really make fans believe the belt would mean something more that an Hot Potato-ed prop.

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Now, if the rumor holds true, I would hope that WWE would consider my idea. Cena vs. Bryan win their respective Wrestlemania matches along with the belts and they go at each other in a historical unification match where the winner becomes the newly merged Intercontinental Champion.

Who wouldn’t put it past John Cena. Do we all remember how Daniel Bryan kept getting all of his title opportunities the last 2 years?-KOP

P.S. This is still a rumor, but given the track record of MetsFan4Ever , I thought it warranted a response.

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