What could have been. There are a lot of wrestlers who have fallen through the cracks over the years. That is going to happen no matter what in wrestling because there are always going to be someone who doesn’t live up to expectations and then falls all the way down to the bottom. Sometimes it can be due to injury or some controversy, but in this case it was a mixture of both.
There were very few wrestlers who have fallen through the floor as hard as Lars Sullivan. He was announced for the main roster near the end of 2018 but did not debut until after WrestleMania 35. His main roster career has lasted less than five matches though as he has been sidelined for the last seven months with a knee injury. The controversies have continued since and now we know where things were going before the injury took place.
According to Fightful Select, Vince McMahon had plans for Sullivan to challenge Brock Lesnar at some point in 2020. These plans have since been changed due to Sullivan’s injury and it is not clear what will happen to him when he comes back to the ring, assuming that he does. Sullivan is currently scheduled to be back in the ring in the summer, though a specific date is not clear.
Sullivan was a heck of a force while he was around. Check out what he did before he went on the shelf:
Opinion: This is something that I could see happening, though I’m not sure if I can imagine Sullivan being someone to defeat Lesnar. Either way, it could be a heck of a match from a hoss fight perspective, which can always work in one way or another. I’m not sure how far Sullivan can go when he comes back, but at the moment it is hard to imagine him really getting to do anything significant for a long time.
What do you see in the future for Sullivan? Would you want to see him face Lesnar? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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