To every professional wrestling fan’s horror, Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, ending his 21-0 streak. (The WWE probably wanted people to buy the WWE Network and thought that the buzz around the loss would spark people to do that).
Then, to every professional wrestling fan’s horror again, Lesnar because the unified WWE champion at SummerSlam.
This has got to stop. It doesn’t matter if Lesnar is good for business, which, at the end of the day, he really isn’t that much of a game-change. The WWE champion should not be a part-time wrestler. Lesnar isn’t even a part-time wrestler. He’s quarter-time wrestler.
He doesn’t deserve to be champion unless he can commit to a more regular schedule. The WWE threw millions away by allowing Lesnar to defeat the Undertaker. There was no reason for Lesnar to beat The Taker. Lesnar was already established. He gained nothing by beating the streak.
There’s only one way the WWE can save this: The Undertaker must return to cause Lesnar to lose the title to John Cena. Lesnar thinks he’s over The Taker. Imagine if The Taker miraculously appeared and distracted Lesnar long enough for Cena to get the win. Maybe the Undertaker doesn’t even have to appear. The lights go out, his music plays, Lesnar is so freaked that Cena pulls off the surprise victory.
Then the Undertaker could disappear and Lesnar could go on a streak defeating guys until The Undertaker agrees to return. Then the rematch happens at WrestleMania. And the Undertaker gets his victory back.
Lesnar cannot continue to run unchecked until next year’s WrestleMania. Someone or something has to stop him.
The WWE doesn’t realize how much long-term damage it could do to the credibility of the championship belt by not allowing it to be defended except for on PPVs. WWE fans go to house shows with the hopes of seeing the WWE title defended. The show feels more special when the WWE champion is there.
The storyline should not matter more than the title. The title should be the focal point of the business. It’s not fair for Lesnar to carry the gold without defending it.
The Undertaker has a chance to redeem his character by causing Lesnar to lose at Night of Champions.