Remember when Brock Lesnar re-signed with WWE? The rumors popped up over WrestleMania 28 weekend and then he marched towards the ring the following night on Raw and F5'ed the living crap out of John Cena. That was awesome, right?
Then he would show up almost every week as he and the Money in the Bank winner would build their feud going into Extreme Rules. Lesnar put Cena through figurative hell and back during that match only to come up short.
The next night, he snapped Triple H's arm in two and we haven't seen him since.
That right there is exactly why The Wrestling Observer is reporting there is concern backstage over how this SummerSlam-centric feud is playing out.
It's been two months since Lesnar has appeared on WWE TV and it will be a month tomorrow that the entire feud has even been addressed. It was the Raw following No Way out where Paul Heyman, Lesnar's on-screen legal representative, refused Triple H's challenge for a match at SummerSlam.
Surely, the issue will be addressed next week on Raw 1,000 but will it be too little too late?
I think any backstage concerns, if any, are unfounded worries more than anything else. Lesnar's character is one of fews words with enough action to make up for it.
Imagine this: Triple H and Shawn Michaels, as D-Generation X, open up next week's three hour Raw as advertised. While these two are known to flip on the "serious switch" -- Triple H for most of his career and "The Heartbreak Kid" during the build-up to his matches with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan -- when they're decked out in green and black, they're jokesters through and through.
During this fun segment, Lesnar's music hits, the behemoth makes his way to the ring and lays Triple H out. He grabs a microphone and agrees to the match at SummerSlam. Segment over.
Much like his initial attack on Cena, this would go a long way in reestablishing interest in his match with "The Game."
With less than a month to go until SummerSlam, it wouldn't require much to maintain that momentum leading into the pay-per-view.
Is there backstage concern? Sure, probably.
Can it be quelled with just one smartly booked segment? Absolutely.