Creative Has Nothing For Brock Lesnar
Earlier this week, Barnburner’s No Holds Barred podcast reported that Brock Lesnar no-showed the post-SummerSlam Raw, forcing Triple H to cut a promo on the Undertaker to fill time. PWInsider refuted this, claiming that while WWE advertised Lesnar for the show he was never actually expected to be there – with Brock flying home the previous night after SummerSlam.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now come out in support of the latter, revealing the reason Lesnar went home early was because creative had nothing for him.
“[Brock] was pulled by WWE off the Raw show this past week because nobody could come up with an idea for him that made sense.”
That’s right. WWE’s team of 128 writers had nothing for the promotion’s most protected star the night after he lost it’s top title.
Dave Meltzer explains the problem came with Lesnar having no matches left on his contract and WWE were hesitant to put any “more focus on him when he’s got no date to return” with him training for an early 2019 UFC fight against Daniel Cormier.
Paul Heyman Becoming Ronda Rousey Manager?
But WWE might have something for Brock’s bestest buddy in the whole world Paul Heyman.
The Wrestling Observer is also reporting:
“There is at least talk of Heyman being kept as a television performer. There has always been talk of Heyman and Rousey to be put together if Lesnar leaves, and actually it was something discussed before Lesnar extended his contract.”
Lesnar reportedly extended his contract the week of WrestleMania 34, swerving the wide-held belief that he would be dropping the title to Roman Reigns and leave the company – so in one alternate reality we might have had Heyman as Rousey’s advocate since April.
While that could still happen, as leaving Paul on the sidelines is wasting one of wrestling’s greatest ever talents and minds, I’d much prefer a faction…
The Revival Shoot On Raw
With ineffectively booked, injury-ridden Raw tag team The Revival.
Monday night’s tag team division has been in sharp decline ever since WrestleMania, where Braun Strowman and a random nine-year-old child from the audience beat The Bar for the belts. Braun and Nicholas vacated the titles the very next night – because the latter had school tomorrow – for Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt to win them several weeks later at Greatest Royal Rumble.
The Superstar Shake-Up gutted Raw’s tag talent, though, and comedy act The B Team turned the division into a literal joke when they won the championships at Extreme Rules.
It’s a shame as Monday nights has two excellent NXT call-up teams in the Authors of Pain and The Revival – and Scott Dawson of the latter has called out WWE’s booking of his beloved division:
On behalf of The Revival, I want to personally apologize to @TheJimCornette, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey, “Sweet” Stan Lane, & all Tag Team purists, for the B-Team representing & regressing the division as champions on RAW.
— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) August 23, 2018
Hopefully that was a WWE-approved tweet to kickstart the division, as wrestlers have gotten backstage heat for much less.