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Posted On 06/02/2014 By In News

Backstage News On Original WWE SummerSlam Plans For Daniel Bryan, Brock Lesnar & Cesaro

As of this past week, Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Title is not penciled in for SummerSlam, even though it seems like a natural match to make for the biggest show of the summer.

We noted before that Cesaro is a favorite to win the title shot in this year’s Money In the Bank ladder match. There was a plan discussed that would have seen Cesaro cash in on Lesnar at SummerSlam, right after Lesnar defeated Bryan for the title, and become the new champion. That plan is said to be off the table for now with Bryan’s status up in the air.

(Source: F4Wonline.com)

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  • SemajTheSellout

    I hate to be that guy but I don’t need nor want to see Lesnar even go for the title. I think he should only come out to test the guts of anybody feeling good about their position. He’ll barely be around to defend it, and he’s too credible of a fighter to lose to the smaller guys who deserve to go for the title like Bryan (current champ), and Dolph. Yes I will always throw in the show off when appropriate. lol

    • Bryan

      It just said if he were to win it, he’d lose it in the same night. Plus lesnar put eddie and chris benoit over. Why not lost to daniel bryan? There’s more to wrestling than size. Any guy who wrestles with his brains can beat anybody no matter how big. But your opinion is your opinion. If that’s how you feel, then fine.

      • SemajTheSellout

        I don’t think it’s impossible and the fact that he’s much bigger isn’t the biggest issue. It’s that he’s also a skilled MMA fighter and technician. Before, he wasn’t an accomplished UFC champ. He was a VERY young kid who was monstrous for his age. It was believable that veteran legends were able to take him off his game.

        Also,he’s also not gonna be there often. And that would force him to lose the title way too early or keep the title away from everyone until he decides he wants to fight.

        All in all, my main theory is that he would gain more as a guy who doesn’t need the title anymore to validate his dominance. And I hate to be the guy who shits on part timers, because I don’t have any issue with it. But, a part time champion would not be great.

        Oh, and the losing in the same night would be kinda shitty for Brock. I know what it said, it just wasn’t the most important part of the article in my eyes.

    • Joshua Williams

      I disagree. As an old school fan, I enjoyed the days when the Champ was rarely on tv in comparison to now, when the champ is always on tv. It made it feel like more of a big deal. Hogan would only come on tv for interviews and the belt was defended maybe 4 or 5 times a year tops. Kind of gave it more of a big match feel. It was special. I know times have changed, and we aren’t going back to those days, but I wouldn’t mind it personally. Also, I don’t get the whole feeling of “guys who deserve it” that everybody keeps talking about. It’s about putting butts in seats. Who deserves it is subjective and irrelevant and has never played a part in booking. Bob Holly deserved it, so did Mr. Perfect, British Bulldog, and countless other guys who never got to carry the strap. Lesnar is a big name that people pay to see.

      • SemajTheSellout

        That’s a great point about Hogan and previous champs. That never crossed my mind. I do admit, I am a product of the attitude era and only occasionally go back to those times. I guess he could have Heyman build up some feuds when he’s not there.

        However, I do think it has changed and we have to produce new guys to “put butts in seats”. Dolph can do that. He has the look, the ability and the charisma/ attitude. He reminds me of a young HBK mixed with a Mr. Perfect. Brock can be a big name that puts asses in seats without the strap imo.

        • Joshua Williams

          I’m on board with Dolph getting a run. It dumbfounds me how the creative team uses him as a jobber. I do agree that Brock can sell tickets without the strap, but if they want some continuity in the story line, (which isn’t always what we get these days) then Brock would have to challenge for the title as that’s what he said he was here to do before the Undertaker match. Don’t know that he has to win it, but it feels like they’ve painted them selves in a corner, what with him beating the streak and all. Seems silly for him to beat Taker at WM just to lose a title match to a guy who in reality would probably get mauled by Lesnar. I don’t know what they’re going to do, but it should be interesting.

      • jmull

        But they also weren’t trying to sell 12 pay per views a year either.

        • Joshua Williams

          That’s a good point.

  • Jason

    Lesnar losing against anyone, would make the decision of him breaking the streak seem irrelevant.

    • jmull

      But he has got to lose at some point. Or WWE has got to do some great storytelling to give Lesnar compelling matches away from the title. . . which isn’t very likely given the recent shit they’ve put out.

      • Jason

        Lesnar is only a part time guy. showing up only a certain amount of days per year. He isnt going to be around for a long time. and to put the title on him just to let someone beat him, giving a very SHORT reign of like 5 minutes would be in the same category of him breaking the streak seem irrelevant. If this is the case then there is no point in putting that title on him.

        • jmull

          I agree, that’s a stupid plan. I was talking more about him having to lose to someone at some point. He can’t go undefeated forever and not go for the title.

  • codys moustache

    Brock will do anything for the right cash, its wwe, its fake, so I get that that was the plan going forward. I think its a great idea and continues to open up more exciting possibilities. I’m now curious to know what happens if they don’t do that.

    • Jason

      I Hate the way people keep throwing the word “Fake” around. i get it alot of things are FAKE hips, Eyes, Legs, Breasts. But people keep saying that WWE and any other is fake. Join a wrestling school. Take the bumps and bruises that they take 365 days a year. Get hit by a chair, get thrown through a table. Don’t call it fake unless you try it for yourself

      • codys moustache

        You join a wrestling school bitch. Id rather watch it

        • Jason

          Then stop bitching with this “fake” bullshit. As long as we’re on this mutual understanding we’re cool. You down with that?

          • codys moustache

            If u read my statement fudge packer instead of zoning in on the word “fake” then u would have noticed I pointed out that Brock doesn’t care because its “fake” meaning its not personal for him. I wasn’t therefore bitching about it being fake but merely highlighting why lesner would agree to drop the title so easily as he couldn’t give a shit. Instead of being attracted to the word “fake” which you obviously have issues with, I suggest u take the time to read through things carefully before u let your issues with fakery cloud your judgement.

          • Jason

            Fudge packer!? afew things wrong with that #1 i’m not tom cruise. and #2 i dont work at a factory that packs fudge! nah but on a serious note. when you put “its wwe, Its fake” it hits the ear wrong. which is all im pointing out

          • codys moustache

            I ve enjoyed this Jason. All the best

  • Laurence

    Cesaro just lost to Sheamus on a PPV. Why would he be suddenly worthy of being world champion. He needs 3 or 4 bck to back PPV wins including one noteworthy win against a Cena/HHH/Orton type of wrestler. Not to mention he’s over as a face when he’s meant to be a heel. I like Cesaro and he gives excellent in ring performances but he’s not ready. He needs some serious building plus they would not have Cesaro pin Lesnar with no build of problems in the Heyman ranks beforehand. Wrestling one o one.

    Surely Cena is the number one contender (behind Kane for some reason) having dealt with Wyatt (who beat Bryan). Plus he originally lost the title to Bryan at Summerslam last year.

  • Alex Robinson

    I don’t mind the Brock lesnar/Daniel Bryant match for summerslam for the title, as long as there a good storyline to go with it. Not just lesnar beating the hell out of Bryant for months before the match. It should be back and forth. Lesnar could make a good match and let Bryant go over to get Bryants buzz back up to full steam, but I can also see another storyline with Lesnar winning the title, Cesaro winning Money in the Bank match and putting Two Paul heyman guys at each others throats with Paul heyman in the middle and having to picka side as well as keeping them from going at it until Cesaro cashes in