Brock Lesnar's 2-Year WWE Deal Hopefully Is Not Part-Time

Dean Siemon@deansiemonAnalyst IIFebruary 2, 2013


Once dubbed "The Next Big Thing" in WWE, Brock Lesnar has only wrestled twice so far in his one-year contract, which was signed after last year's WrestleMania.

It was reported by PWInsider (via Wrestling Inc.) earlier this week that WWE signed Lesnar to a two-year contract that would take him through WrestleMania 31.

Unless Lesnar is going to be touring a little more often than once in a while, then this is a very pointless signing for WWE.

At age 35, Lesnar has had a lot of health issues that pretty much knocked him out of being a legitimate competitor in the UFC heavyweight division.

He also hasn't been in the greatest shape as of late. Granted, considering the medical issues and his age, I can't expect him to be an exact match of what he was when he was hitting his stride in 2002 and 2003.

But maybe Lesnar will at least wrestle on a regular basis.

By that, I'm not asking for him to be at about 200 shows, including Raw, SmackDown, pay-per-views and the live events. That seemed to have been a large part of why Lesnar left the company.

Be apart of the monthly pay-per-views and at least appear at a couple of Raw broadcasts each month. Don't force the opposing talent to carry the feud all by themselves.

And I would want to keep Paul Heyman, especially if The Shield faction continues to grow.

But this is all dreaming and we all know that the WWE sees big money when it looks at the name Brock Lesnar.

It sees someone who was the company's star before becoming a star in the UFC as a heavyweight champion. Lesnar has grown in popularity and fame, there's not denying that.

As for what fans would like to see, maybe we can throw out some ideas for potential feuds if Lesnar is going to be not just a "come in, wrestle and then leave for three months" type of talent.

Personally, I think the long-term feud could be Lesnar vs. Ryback at WrestleMania 30 or 31. It could be a sort of "torch passing" match if built the right way.

As for immediate feuds, Lesnar could bring something to the table against wrestlers like Daniel Bryan in an MMA-style match.

But of course, the big names WWE probably wants Lesnar to face would be Undertaker, CM Punk, Triple H and the Rock.

And while having Lesnar back on a full-time basis would be great, it probably won't be like that. WWE seems to give more benefits and time off to its stars, like the Rock, when giving them deals.

Unless WWE proves me wrong, this two-year deal will probably bring us only three Lesnar matches and only about four total months of actual television time from the former "Next Big Thing."

Doesn't seem so big when you look at what the whole thing is now.