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Posted On 07/29/2014 By In Columns, Featured

Brock Lesnar: Eat. Sleep. Conquer The Cenation.

Brock Lesnar has returned to our TV screens as expected on the RAW that followed Battleground, and has immediately set his sights on becoming the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Just incase you hadn’t heard ‘The Beast Incarnate’ became the ‘1’ in ’21-1′ when he conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania – something you might have heard Paul Heyman mention once or twice this last few months. And now the only thing left for him to do in WWE is to once again sit on top of the mountain by reclaiming the industry’s top prize.

Brock Lesnar becoming the champion makes all the sense in the world from a business perspective. He is a former NCAA, UFC and WWE champion. He’s been there before but, right now as the conqueror of the streak, his stock in wrestling has never been higher. In the absence of the injured Daniel Bryan, John Cena has been carrying the titles around seemingly with the sole purpose of dropping them to the returning Lesnar at Summerslam. Bryan is the company’s most popular superstar, and the heat Lesnar would have received for taking his hard-earned WWE World Heavyweight Championship away from him would have snowballed nicely with the heat he got for breaking the streak.

While Lesnar is more likely (if not certain) to receive a loud pop than heat if he beats Cena, there are still many reasons why this is the best way to go about getting the belt on him. John Cena is still the biggest name and the biggest draw in the company. He is a 15 time world champion now, and easily represents the most credible threat to Brock Lesnar – not to mention that he already defeated him in his first PPV match since that big return at Extreme Rules in 2012. Many believe this was a loss that harmed Brock Lesnar’s credibility severely when he came back, and it is a difficult point to argue against.

It could also be said that Lesnar emerged victorious in his feud with Triple H – twice breaking his arm, winning their first match at Summerslam, and their third and final one at Extreme Rules. It was The Game, however, who emerged victorious at Wrestlemania when the most was at stake and, being at the grandest stage of them all, it will undoubtedly be their best remembered clash by WWE fans. Lesnar also defeated CM Punk in by far his best match since coming back to WWE, but the finish made his victory somewhat hollow when you take into consideration those previous shortcomings. Then he needed a chair to take out Big Show and, when you think about it, had only managed to comfortably take care of Mark Henry in his entire second run in WWE.

Then suddenly – shockingly – the streak was broken in half, and all the credibility, fear and mythos came flooding back in an instant. It is imperative now, I believe, that Lesnar not only beats John Cena at Summerslam, but absolutely annihilates him in the process, just as Heyman is threatening he will do. For this ‘conqueror’ angle to reach it’s next plateau the leader of the Cenation must be the next victim to fall and in decisive fashion. Perhaps even suffering an injury in the process. If not at Summerslam then in their rematch, which would likely take place at Night of Champions, where Cena would be looking to equal Ric Flair’s 16 world titles. It will make amends for that loss at Extreme Rules and more.

In Brock Lesnar, WWE can have a champion for their ‘reality era’ who they can genuinely claim to be the real deal. And whilst Lesnar is topping the card on their PPV events, defending his title against challenger after challenger, there would also be plenty of time to position somebody as the man to beat him – ideally at Wrestlemania.

By the time the showcase of the immortals comes around next year (and with some solid booking of course) Lesnar could easily have an aura surrounding him that can rival even The Undertaker before his streak was broken. ‘The Beast’ is after all the man who defeated him and it now makes sense to book him just as strongly, proposing to fans that for him to be beaten is to be considered a feat that matches the Deadman’s proud legacy at Wrestlemania.

What do you think? Comment below with your thoughts, opinions, feedback and anything else that was raised.

  • Jarryd

    So he’ll win at SummerSlam and as champion we’ll only see him on TV seven times during 8 months to defend the title and eventually lose it to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31. No thankyou WWE. Lesnar is a lazy lump of lard, either go full time or go home.

  • UrbanHermit

    I don’t get why people dislike Brock for being a ‘part-timer’. The Miz fucked off to do movies, so has Cena, Taker did 1 match a year, Rock is another guy. Yet none of them get any hate what so ever. It’s only the most legitimate fighter in WWE that gets grief…

    • ksedude

      The Miz isn’t respected by anyone, really. Cena left for a few weeks, and immediately returned full time. Taker did 1 match a year after hitting his late 40’s, after doing over 20 years full time. He has more than earned that. He’s basically retired. The Rock was full time for years, but personally I didn’t like that he walked right in to main events and title shots either after being gone for 8 years.

  • http://y2jerricho.wix.com/wwebloggertunity alex ferns

    if he becomes champ i will become a tna fan

  • Jonathan

    Imagine Lesnar about to win the match against Cena and suddenly the Undertakers music comes on. In fear he looks for the Undertaker, giving time for Cena to regroup and Cena retains the title. A tired Cena is about to leave the arena and a “Money in the Bank” match is announced. Cena is about to lose and suddenly Dean Ambrose runs interference. BY THE WAY, I really want to see a new champion but I think Cena will hold on to the belt until Daniel Bryant comes back.

  • Antonio C. R. Murray

    People like the author here, seem to forget that he was also an IWGP Heavyweight Championship which was a huge deal.

  • Jordan Ryan

    When he came back under big johnny to legitimise the company, viewing went up, but if if people see that a former UFC champion is the face of wwe, then people may have curiosity to tune back in and become fans again

  • Sir William McCormick Esq

    Having Lesnar as defending champion, but when he is away, just have Heyman promo with the title on his shoulder. That would be hilarious,

  • http://wrestlingfan.net RReigns121314

    Eat. Sleep. Conquer the plastered on bullshit Face happy go lucky Cena and make him turn Heel! FINALLY!!!