Is there a chance Brock and the WWE have agreed upon more dates contingent on him becoming champion and altered his contract?
If there has been any modification to the contract extension that Brock Lesnar signed with WWE in 2013, I am not aware of it. Lesnar’s new deal was rumored to include a title reign and this appears to be that. I’m not sure anyone saw Brock ending the streak prior to winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, however, that’s how it happened. I was reassured far in advance that WWE will handle Lesnar’s defense of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship appropriately. As I stated above, he at least needs to defend at Night of Champions and Survivor Series.
I know you’ve mentioned that the mic work of the McMahon family being gold, but the move set from Stephanie at SummerSlam proved they have everything it takes to be superstars, no? That was one of the better Diva performances in recent memory and it’s too bad it came from a McMahon because we know she won’t wrestle again anytime soon.
If you missed Richard Reacts to SummerSlam, I backed off my McMahon family is gold on the mic in response to readers reminding me that Linda McMahon is dreadful. The best way to state it is the McMahon family is captivating. That’s not to say everything they do is excellent but everything they do causes people to pay attention. Stephanie was in great shape for her match and clearly trained very hard. Her move set was impressive, especially for a non-wrestler. However, there are plenty of other females on WWE’s roster that could do just as well — if not better — if given the same amount of screen time. Remember, Stephanie vs. Brie received better build than anything at SummerSlam, something Divas do not get regularly in WWE.
Do you feel WWE is trying force the push of Roman Reigns on us too soon? The match at SummerSlam with Randy Orton was lackluster, his experience is limited and there are apparently already rumblings of putting him in the main event at Wrestlemania 31. I like him but feel WWE is bound to drop the ball. What are your thoughts?
I think WWE is doing a good job with Roman Reigns and I disagree his match with Randy Orton at SummerSlam was lackluster. I thought the match was good and had the right outcome with Reigns going over. I think if Reigns would have won the title like some were hoping at WWE Money in the Bank in June or Battleground in July that it would have been too soon. His build has been tactfully handled and we’re seeing the evolution of a possible top star. As for Wrestlemania 31 next year, Vince McMahon wants the show to be headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock, while Hunter prefers Roman Reigns vs. Lesnar. I believe the former is the safest bet but the latter would certainly provide an avenue to possibly produce “the next Rock.” It will be an interesting situation to follow.
If/when Sting signs with WWE, I know the world is wanting to see him take on the Undertaker but he has been clear that if ‘Taker can’t go that Triple H is on his list as well. Do you see Sting being the answer to The Authority? How do you feel about Sting vs Bray Wyatt?
First of all, Sting has a working relationship with WWE. A deal will have to be reached for him to compete in the ring (Triple H even has a specific Performer’s contract) but the two sides are definitely working together. Sting has confirmed a match against The Undertaker is what he wants but as you mentioned, there are others on that list as well. John Cena has even said he would like a match with Sting. Triple H vs. Sting with Sting serving as an answer to The Authority sounds promising. The difficulty in booking Sting is he only plans for one more match. Can he really lose his one and only WWE match? If he can’t lose, it has to be someone that a loss won’t hurt. Triple H and John Cena are both people that could “do the honors” and things wouldn’t get complicated. Undertaker vs. Sting would be very difficult to book and the reason I’ve pushed back on Sting vs. Bray Wyatt is it would include many if not more issues with the outcome.
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