Book It: Brock Lesnar IF The Undertaker Retires

August 16, 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of “Book It” over the last few weeks I’ve talked about a number of different topics but this particular topic, is really close to me for a couple of reasons. The first is because I’m not at all a fan of Brock Lesnar, I think he’s pompous and completely ridiculous. I personally don’t think that he should have been allowed to resign a WWE contract but money talks, and the drawing power of Lesnar made sense.

On the flip side you have the Undertaker, a man who spent the better part of 20 years dominating the entire WWE roster. His aura, his presence, everything really made the Undertaker a main stay on WWE TV for most of my life. I’ve enjoyed watching the Undertaker evolve and become a sure first ballot Hall of Famer when he retires.

One of Undertakers’ best accomplishments was the undefeated streak at Wrestlemania. Every year you were almost guaranteed a stellar match when the Undertaker went out to the ring in the show of shows. And while many tried, year after year, to end the streak of the Undertaker, no one was able to do that. That was until Wrestlemania 30 when Brock Lesnar somehow was able to keep the deadman’s shoulder’s to the mat for a three count at the granddaddy of them all. I have to admit that when I saw this, I was so aggravated and pissed off that I almost lost my fucking mind.

After that Brock Lesnar has went on to basically be undefeated in almost every regard that you can be in the last two years. Because of that win over the Undertaker Lesnar became a HUGE deal and a bigger draw then he’d already been. In the last two years he’s been featured in a lot of different storylines but they’ve all ended the same, and that’s with Lesnar remaining the “undefeated” monster that continues to suplexes and wrecks everything.

So, the question becomes, what happens with Lesnar if Wrestlemania 30 doesn’t happen the way that it does? What happens to Lesnar without Taker’s undefeated streak?

First off, there’s really no other accomplishment on the active roster that even comes close to ending the Undertakers’ Undefeated Streak. So even if Lesnar would have won the title and held it for a while, he wouldn’t have been elevated to the level of the monster that he is right now.

Here’s the thing, I fully believe you’d still have a dominant Lesnar, but I expect to not be as unbeatable as he is right now. As it stands, he’s literally the unbeatable beast, without Taker he’s just a beast. I expect that he would have at least won the WWE Championship, but I expect that it would have been lost to someone in a straight up loss vs. The continual evasion of Lesnar losing like they have had.

Honestly, I don’t know how much “different” Lessors’ career would be because to be honest Lesnar made a career BEFORE the win over Taker, it just turned into a much hotter thing after the win. At the end of the day Lesnar would still be a monster but I honestly don’t think we’d have this almost 3 year undefeated streak that we’ve had out of Lesnar if it weren’t for this win. That’s the biggest takeaway in my honest opinion.

But real quick before I shut this show down for the week. Lesnar did beat the Undertaker and this Sunday he is involved in a match against Randy Orton at the second biggest PPV for WWE. The question now becomes, do you let Orton, a 12-time WWE Champion who obviously doesn’t need that rub, beat Lesnar. Or does Lesnar solidify himself by destroying yet another first ballot Hall of Famer on his way to immortality? That question will get answered Sunday. (Provided Lesnar is allowed to wrestle after the drug test by the UFC)

Next week, I’m going to talk about another polarizing figure in Wrestling history that now calls UFC home, that man is CM Punk. I’ll discuss his decent into leaving WWE next week. Until then, like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, sign up for the mailing list. Until next week, I’m Kyle Robinson picking up the pen, and closing the book on this topic.