June 20, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of “Book It” for the last few weeks I’ve sat down and targeted individual wrestlers as points of discussion and this week will be no different. That’s because this week I’m going to talk about one of WWE’s star attractions, and the man who I believe has hindered more then helped the company, that man is Brock Lesnar.
Now that the split has occurred there are two champions on each brand, and each brand is treated as its’ own entity. So what happens now is that after Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen. He shows up on Raw and then poof gone. So since April 4th, Raw hasn’t even seen it’s champion, let alone has him wrestle a match on Raw or on a PPV. Whereas on Smackdown, we’ve had title defense after title defense all in the name of helping build stars for the future.
Hell since Lesnar left we’ve had the return of Balor, Jinder’s rise on Smackdown, and a few debuts, the point is that the landscape changes constantly in WWE, and with that we’re seeing WWE’s Flagship program, and it’s main championship being cast aside and not used in a capacity that it should, and that all parles to Brock Lesnar.
I’ve never been a Lesnar fan, some would go so far as to say that I hate the man on a personal level, and I don’t know, maybe I do, but the fact is he isn’t adding anything to the product anymore in terms of buyrates (As they aren’t on PPV anymore) he doesn’t really help ratings all that much, and basically what we’re left with is Raw losing it’s champion and having no real answer for it. At the end of the day this does nothing but hurt the Raw brand, but I digress. WWE has conducted business this way for quite some time, and they will continue to do so unless they are given a reason to do otherwise, and whose going to really make them?
I’m interested to see where Lesnar ends up and how long he holds the title for, because at the rate they’re going they can’t make me care about Lesnar or that title, and the worst part is that’s a damn shame. Alright guys, this post marks the end of my target on individual wrestlers, and next week I’m going to be talking about WWE Pay-Per-View names and the perception that the company is putting out with some of these goofy ass productions that they are. Until next week, I’m Kyle Robinson closing the book on this subject.