Despite some rumors, it’s likely that Brock Lesnar is going to hold his title until next year’s WrestleMania. While it seems the WWE may have renegotiated their contact with Lesnar, we all know the WWE title is too prestigious for a part-time champion. And if that’s the direction the WWE is headed, essentially disrespecting the history of the WWE title, it might as well go all-out and put the strap on a guy who actually interests fans.
Everyone seems convinced that should the title go to anyone other than Brock it will likely go to Roman Reigns but I have a different idea. How about we give the title to someone that makes sense. At next year’s WrestleMania, the WWE should have The Rock defeat Lesnar. And here’s why:
1. WrestleMania is in California
California is The Rock’s state. The Rock is famous all over the world, but in California he’s huge. Like Dr. Dre said, from Oakland to Chi-Town, the Bay Area and back down. California is The Rock. Wrestlemania takes place near San Francisco in Santa Clara, in a region where his father Rocky Johnson and grandfather Peter Maivia where popular decades ago. Nobody cares about Brock Lesnar in Santa Clara. Send the crowd home happy with The Rock as champion, not Lesnar and certainly not Roman Reigns.
2. The Rock Will Be Available
The Rock had a good run in Hollywood, but has champion of Hollywood jumped the inevitable shark? Hercules was a box office disappointed. How long can The Rock stay on top in Hollywood? Now is the time to see if he has Hollywood staying power, but it may be time for The Rock to consider going back to his roots, the company that made him a superstar. The Rock could go back to the WWE and singled-handedly bring in one million subscribers to the WWE network. If he devoted himself to the WWE, the company could take off for another huge mainstream run.
3. Roman Reigns Won’t Be Ready
WWE fans do not like the WWE pushing guys to the top who don’t deserve to be there. Anyone ever heard of John Cena? Cena, now after more than 10 years, actually does deserve the main event slot, but he doesn’t get the respect he deserves because he has been perceived as being an over-pushed hack. That’s too bad. Look what happened with Batista. Several years ago, the WWE pushed Randy Orton as its top guy to take the title from Triple H. What happened, Batista, just a secondary character was the one the fans embraced and he stole Orton’s spot. Batista went on to WrestleMania to win the title. The reverse happened when Batista tried to return earlier this year. Daniel Bryan was hot. The WWE thought it could recreate last decade and pushed Batista, but the fans were behind Bryan. Bryan ended up winning the title at WrestleMania. If Reigns headlines Mania, expect a revolt and Lesnar to get the cheers.
4. Roman Reigns Can’t Wrestle Yet
Yes, he’s athletic. He’s fit and has a great look. He also spends most of his matches in the corner gasping for air. He wrestles in spurts and is clunky in the ring. The other two guys from The Shield are actually better workers. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose should probably both one day be WWE champion. Reigns looked great as the muscle in The Shield, but on his own, he needs more work. He needs a couple of years of big feuds with guys who can make him better. Lesnar vs. Reigns won’t exactly be a 5-star match. In fact, the match will probably really suck.
5. The Rock Needs To Get His Win Back
The WWE has a built-in storyline. Lesnar defeated The Rock to win his first WWE championship. The Rock never got his win back. It’s time for him to return to put an end to the monster that has destroyed the WWE. The Rock could talk about how he has conquered everyone — from Hulk Hogan and John Cena to Hollywood and television. It’s Lesnar, however, who he has never beat, and he won’t be complete until he does it. It’s a perfect ending to Lesnar’s reign. There will be no heat behind a Reigns win. It would be over-pushed and over-hyped. While The Rock doesn’t deserve the title either, he deserves it a lot more than Lesnar. At least people enjoy The Rock and The Rock doesn’t need a mouthpiece like Paul Heyman to carry him.