ESPN’s Motivation for Covering SummerSlam
ESPN was very happy with how Brock Lesnar did on their campus last week. His segment on SpotsCenter went well, as did his previous appearance when he announced he was re-signing with WWE earlier in the year. Assuming that SportsCenter does well on Sunday, ESPN will definitely be looking to get more involved in covering WWE. However, who they’re most interested in is Brock Lesnar, The Rock and not much else. They like that both have a football background (and Brock obviously has the UFC background as well) and both are huge celebrities.
ESPN brass are going to be very selective on who they feature and which shows they cover. They don't want to risk any sort of backlash from sports fans that resent professional wrestling. Having Brock on isn't much of a risk. He was a huge PPV draw in a legitimate sport. The Sunday coverage from Brooklyn is the real test to see what kind of backlash they get, if any.
Update on Finish for Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
As for the finish to The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar tonight at SummerSlam, we don’t have details on any concrete plans. So much stuff has been rumored that it’s impossible to pick which to believe. Talk of The Rock getting involved to set up a Wrestlemania 32 match with Brock Lesnar has come up but if that's the case, they must be giving up on getting Ronda Rousey involved with Rock and Triple H. WWE has done a good job of leaking out so many different scenarios that it's hard to know what to believe.