Brock Lesnar made his return to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on April 2, just one day after the famed WrestleMania 28 Pay-Per-View event. The move came at the end of the night on the WWE’s show, “Monday Night Raw.” Lesnar surprised wrestling fans when he came out and attacked WWE superstar, John Cena. A week later, Lesnar was introduced by former Raw general manger, John Laurinaitis, as the new face of the WWE. For those that do not have WWE on TV, there are cable subscription services you can look into by visiting authorized dealers like www.satellite911.com. Most places let you choose and customize the types of channels you are looking for, so you can watch as much WWE as your heart desires.
According to a story on April 3 from WWE.com, Cena had invited superstar The Rock out to the ring. He was in a congratulating mood, offering to give The Rock well wishes after the previous night’s WrestleMania victory. Instead, Lesnar came out and threw down his signature F-5 finishing move that quickly laid out Cena. After leaving Cena grounded and damaged like an F-5 tornado, Lesnar stood over him without a word as the crowd went wild.
Lesnar is a three-time WWE Champion, but has not been in a WWE ring since WrestleMania 20 in March 2004. After leaving the company he went on to make a name for himself as a UFC Heavyweight Champion and a former number one ranked mixed martial arts heavyweight fighter. After some UFC losses and serious health complications, he left the UFC world. Now, Lesnar has turned his attention back to WWE and is stirring up excitement and questions in both fans and wrestling stars.
What's Next for Next Big Thing?
The return of Lesnar was a huge move for WWE after his parting from the company on less-than-amiable terms. Lesnar is reported to have left largely due to scheduling and traveling conflicts. WWE later threatened Lesnar with a lawsuit in 2006, claiming he violated the “no-compete” contract he signed with them. WWE calls Lesnar's divorce from the company, “one of the highest-profile walkouts in history.”
Once dubbed WWE’s “Next Big Thing,” Lesnar’s success in his UFC role has made him an even bigger star than he was eight years ago when he dominated the WWE spotlight. Lesnar's return could prove very beneficial to WWE. His popularity and fans from both his WWE and UFC days could gain more viewers and money, even if he is a part-time contender. WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross, tweeted, “Why's Brock Lesnar back? I'd suggest 2 earn BIG money. He's done w/ UFC & still young. He's a complex, supreme athlete.”
Bringing the Pain. Again.
While Lesnar's role has primarily been short special appearances so far, including a cameo at the 1002nd edition of WWE Monday Night Raw on August 6, fans are wanting more. Speculation has risen on his continuing part-time appearances and if he is here to stay. Rumors are flying about contract extensions as it seems to be a logical move for Lesnar and WWE, according to the Bleacher Report. Meanwhile, the countdown has begun for the highly anticipated first ever one-on-one showdown between Lesnar and WWE star, Triple H at SummerSlam 2012 on August 19th. The match between the two seasoned superstars is set to create “The Perfect Storm.” Only time can tell what Lesnar’s fate will be as he continues to develop into the WWE’s most talked about superstar.
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