While running down the upcoming main event at this Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view between current WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar during Tuesday’s edition of WZRtv with Ryan Clark, I started realizing something that had donned on me before, but until last night had completely skipped my mind.
How is this supposed to work?
How is WWE going to book this main event without doing something completely stupid either on Sunday, or at the following pay-per-view, Night Of Champions?
Here’s the possible scenarios, as I see it:
1. Brock Lesnar wins the title on Sunday. If this happens, how do you book your only world champion, now that the titles are unified, when he’s only scheduled to have four or five matches per year? He’s already had the WrestleMania match with Undertaker, so this will be his second. If he wins the title, how is he going to have a real run with it if he’s not going to work more shows?
2. John Cena retains the title on Sunday. If this happens, well, WWE is just retarded. How can you have someone finally end The Undertaker’s 21-0 run at WrestleMania and then beat that person in their very next pay-per-view match?
3. The match ends via disqualification. To me, this is the only scenario where they can get out of Sunday night without doing one of the above two things. If they go this route, they’re kind of screwing the fans, as the match has been hyped very heavily, is one of their “big four” shows and is the first show on the WWE Network since the international expansion and the obnoxious “for only $9.99” plugs on television. If they end this match with a “non-finish” like a DQ, that’s just plain bad.
Clark’s prediction on WZRtv on Tuesday night was that Lesnar wins on Sunday, but then loses the belt back to Cena, or possibly someone else, at the Night Of Champions pay-per-view, which Lesnar is rumored to be working. In my opinion, that is just as dumb as the other options.
I don’t see how it helps anyone to have Lesnar beat the streak, win the title in his next match and then lose it in his first title defense. At the same time, if he’s not going to work more matches than he has been in the past few years since returning to WWE, I don’t see how you can put the title on him in the first place.
I guess it’s possible that Lesnar wins on Sunday, Cena wins it back at Night Of Champions and then they have the tie-breaker at WrestleMania 31, but that really doesn’t seem like the smartest idea in the world either.
From where I’m sitting, the only way to book Lesnar after choosing to have him end Undertaker’s undefeated streak is to keep him as the invincible, unbeatable monster all the way until next year’s WrestleMania. At that point you take a guy who you want to send to the moon, *cough* Roman Reigns *cough*, and have him be the guy who finally beats Lesnar.
Considering these factors, this Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view is that much more interesting. I’ll be watching with great anticipation to see how they get out of the corner they have booked themselves into. I’m hoping that they don’t ruin Lesnar’s momentum, because if they do, they ruined the greatest streak in the history of the sport and basically did absolutely nothing with it.