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Brock Lesnar currently on hiatus

Brock Lesnar

  • Yespage

    But is he a draw? WWE is spending good money on the guy, so maybe the accountants see what we aren’t seeing… much like Lesnar in any wrestling shows. But it just seems that his matches have gone from quality stuff from his first run with the company to Goldberg level boring. And while there was a draw to see him lose, I think most have lost hope in that.

    (Oddly enough, I’d say most wrestling fans will still hate Cena more than Lesnar despite all the above.)

  • Keith Learmonth

    Even that’s no excuse. I found this information with a 2 minute google search. My knowledge of this stuff is admittedly, quite lacking, given that most of it happened before I was alive.

  • Rinn13

    If anything, it makes the title worth less, not more. For one thing, because they make other champions, like Kofi, look weak, because most of them can’t beat Brock, or aren’t booked as strong as Brock. Then lazy Brock, who openly doesn’t give a sh** about the business or the fans, makes more than any other wrestler on the roster, yet only has to wrestle, even as Champ, a handful of times a year.

    Vince and WWE are stupid as hell. They talk about having “Roster Depth” problems, yet they’ve had guys like f***in Finn Balor, Cesaro, Samoa Joe, or if you want to reach back even further, Shane Helms, Carlito, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, Mr. Kennedy, Rhino, Tazz, Raven, etc. etc. etc. WWF/E has a long history of not utilizing top talent quality when they have it.

    But let’s be honest. This is the same Vince McMahon who actually thought that booking Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy in a cage at WM2 was a better idea than putting the belt on Piper, THE biggest heel in the business at the time, and having Hogan have to chase after him for a year, and THEN get his rematch, in a cage, at WM2. Or the same Vince who thought that Hogan vs. Sid Justice, with no actual point or purpose, was a better main event than, you know, Ric Flair vs. Randy F****in Savage at WM8.

    But don’t worry….Vince is a “genius”.

  • Rinn13

    If you actually are trying to say that what they do with Lesnar in any way equates to the guys who were (ridiculously) working 300+ days a year, you’re high.

    There has basically never in the history of WWF (or WCW/ECW/TNA/ETC) been a “Part Time” World Champ like Lesnar, outside of one stupid storyline TNA once did with Mick Foley. The entire POINT of being “The Champ”, is that you’re the top guy in the company, “The Face” of the company, and you’re supposed to be a fighting, defending champion who represents the company well.

  • Rinn13

    Lesnar is a draw to SOME “Casual” audience who don’t actually watch wrestling. Those people don’t order PPVs, and most of WWE’s “PPV” events aren’t even Pay Per View anymore. Lesnar puts on bad matches, and is not THAT big of a draw, to justify what WWE pays him, or how they treat him better than 99% of the rest of their actual FULL time roster.

  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    He is paid for being a pay per view draw when the pay per views are all on the network. They’ll say that it makes the title worth more, then make the person after him defended every month to prove they are a fighting champion.

  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    That they lack true knowledge about the history of the sport.

  • Steven Davis

    That’s not anywhere close at all to being true.

  • IRHumin

    So what? Lesnar is the champ cause he is the biggest star/draw. Say what you want about Brock, but Daniel Bryans, Finn Balor and Rey Mysterios best matches in WWE has been against Lesnar.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Bruno Sammartino’s first reign went from May 1963 to Jan. 1971. In that time, he defended it successfully 408 times, losing it on his 409th defence.

    Pedro Morales held the title from February. ’71, to December ’73. In that time, he defended it 155 times successfully, losing it on his 156th defence.

    Bruno’s second run went from December ’73 to April ’77. In that time, he defended it 133 times, losing it on his 134th defence.

    I’m only going to do Hogan’s longest reign, even though I’m sure, by now, you’ve gotten the point: Jan. 1984 to Feb. 1988. 171 title defences, lost the belt on the 172nd.

    Now, I haven’t done the maths on this, but I’m pretty sure each of those averages out to more than once a month.

    What was the point you were going for here with those names?

  • Keith Learmonth

    I miss when the company would strip people of titles if they were unwilling to defend within 30 days.

  • Jesus Ortiz

    How many times did bruno sammartino, pedro morales, hulk Hogan, etc defend their championship?

  • Rajah

    And the final sentence in a Harrison “article” has the word ‘wonder’ in it.

  • wwemrpeeps85

    Should we be surprised? Why do they call him a defending champion? Don’t you need to defend you’re title more than once every 3 months

  • Will Henderson

    he always takes a hiatus when it’s a B level PPV month, no need for Brock in his mind, that’ why having a part timer as your champ is never a good idea. as for Raw, until Brock loses the belt, the US Title is the real main event title. same thing happened this time last year too.

  • Dirt McGirt

    In other news, grass is green and water is wet.