Brock Lesnar: Why Booking Lesnar Could Hurt the WWE

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photo on Flickr by interbeat
Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2013

Brock Lesnar’s booking could hurt the WWE.

In fact, it already has hurt the company.

Lesnar returned last year the day after WrestleMania 28. His appearance took the Miami audience by surprise and delivered the F-5 to John Cena.

Since then, Lesnar has been booked ineffectively.

He lost to John Cena at the Extreme Rules PPV. In a bloody encounter, Cena prevailed with the Attitude Adjustment on the steel steps. Lesnar wasn’t seen on TV until leading up to SummerSlam. At that event, he defeated Triple H with the kimura armbar.

Lesnar hasn’t shown up since. In fact, his comeback should be more associated with Paul Heyman. Heyman’s return featured him as Lesnar’s mouthpiece while Lesnar was away. He carried the feud with Triple H for Lesnar, admirably.

The reason Lesnar hasn’t been used on television is because of his contract. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider via pro wrestling.net, Lesnar was required to make two appearances per month on WWE TV. It was a one-year deal worth $5 million. The problem was he burned most of them while feuding with Triple H and John Cena.

According to PWInsider via Wrestlezone, Lesnar signed a new two-year. deal that lasts until WrestleMania 31.

It’s another good deal for Lesnar. It’s just not good for the WWE.

Unlike The Rock, Lesnar doesn’t have any other obligations. He doesn’t act in movies or host TV competitions. He hates traveling, especially on the WWE’s 300-day road schedule.

It’s understandable why, considering Lesnar’s battles with diverticulitis. Due to this illness, he had to take a leave from the UFC and eventually retired. It appears Lesnar’s diverticulitis is causing him to shy away from a full schedule.

However, the WWE doesn’t benefit from this. In fact, Lesnar only fought at those two pay-per-views last year. There are rumors of his return at WrestleMania 29, according to FW4Online.com via Wrestlezone. It looks as if a SummerSlam rematch with Triple H at WrestleMania is in place for Lesnar.

Those plans seem to be in place after Lesnar delivering an F-5 to Vince McMahon on Raw. You might as well book Lesnar/Triple H 2 at WrestleMania. 

With a new contract in place, the WWE has the chance to book Lesnar right. As the WWE will deal with Lesnar for the next two years, more matches can be brought out of the big man.  

Pray the WWE books Lesnar in better matches for the rest of his contract.

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