No one had Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker‘s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. No one. Even the most hardcore Brock fans were counting down the minutes on Sunday night to when he’d receive a tombstone and get counted out 1-2-3. But it never happened.
Instead, Lesnar hit three F-5s on Taker and literally shocked the world. It’s not often you can say that about fake wrestling, but at WrestleMania 30, the world was indeed shocked. Even those who hadn’t watched wrestling in years were commenting on social media about The Undertaker’s stunning loss. It was just one of those moments.
But what does it all mean?
The speculation about both men’s futures is already well underway. Retirement has to be looming for Taker, but what about Lesnar? Does this huge win mean anything more than him just etching his name in the record books?
To me, Lesnar’s win over Taker means that he’s going to be making a lot more appearances on WWE television over the next couple of years. I have a hard time believing that UT would put over a guy who wrestles three times per year.
It’s very possible that Taker lost to Lesnar conditionally. If ‘conditions’ existed, one of them had to be that Lesnar will return to a more full-time schedule. The business has to benefit from the streak ending, and Brock appearing on more shows and entering the title picture is dang sure good for business.
That’s where I believe the Beast is headed — the title picture.
At only 36-years of age with his freakish genetics, Lesnar is still in his prime. If he wants to be, he can be the ‘heel’ face of WWE. The guy draws money, plain and simple. If WWE doesn’t fully capitalize on the momentum that he has right now following his historic victory, then I just don’t get it.
I’m not going to go all out and say that Lesnar will be back 12 months out of the year, but I think it’s very likely that he’ll double and maybe even triple his workload going forward.
With the ultimate mouth-piece at his side in the form of Paul Heyman, there’s no limit to what Brock Lesnar can achieve over the next year or two.