Someone has to be next. There are very few performers in WWE history on the level of Brock Lesnar. Not only is he one of the most naturally athletic and powerful wrestlers the company has ever seen, but he is also a rather accomplished amateur wrestler. That is the kind of thing that you almost never see and it was turned into a heck of a run at the top of the company. Lesnar seems to be gone at the moment though, and someone has to fill the gap. Now we may know who that is.
The problem is figuring out who can be the next Lesnar. There are very few people in wrestling history who can look as imposing as he can while making the quick smashing match format work. It isn’t exactly something you can recreate overnight but it does help if someone is already established as someone who can run through anyone in front of them. WWE already has someone like that and they are going to be changing things up a bit.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Roman Reigns is being transitioned into the Lesnar role and will be wrestling shorter, more dominant matches to establish himself as WWE’s new monster star. However, Reigns will wrestle more often than Lesnar, who would only work a handful of matches a year. Reigns is currently scheduled to defend the Universal Title against Jey Uso at Clash Of Champions.
The two of them have had some big fights. Check out both monsters in action:
Opinion: This makes sense and above all else, it might be nice to have the World Champion around more than once every month or two. Reigns is also someone who could make this work, as the Superman Punch and the spear could make for some awesomely devastating offense. I could go for something like this and if they do things right, we could be in for a heck of a run from Reigns.
Do you think this plan will work? How long will Reigns hold the Universal Title? Let us know in the comments below.
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