I quite enjoyed Extreme Rules. It was a fun show that featured some good matches that entertained me. I can’t ask for much more out of a pro wrestling event, especially one that didn’t look all that interesting on paper.
The way it ended, with Brock Lesnar, who I also quite enjoy, cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and defeating Seth Rollins to become Universal champion once again, left me wondering.
Are we destined to do this forever?
By “this” I mean Vince McMahon never finding a full timer to be his top guy, or at least not one he’ll stick with, and Lesnar coming back periodically to win the title and reign surpreme as a part-time champion. It was supposed to be Roman Reigns, and that was derailed. Then Seth Rollins was put over and had a run that could best be described as perfectly fine, only to once again drop the belt back to Lesnar. It doesn’t feel like there’s anyone else even in consideration for the spot.
It’s just Brock.
So what’s next? Another match with Rollins at SummerSlam? Reigns was just endorsed by Undertaker. Perhaps he gets back in the mix? And then we’re right back where we were, where it feels like we always are, where it feels like we’ll always be.
Maybe there’s some hope that we’ll get something fresh in the main event now that Paul Heyman is Executive Director of Monday Night Raw. Then again, he’s Lesnar’s on-screen mouthpiece and has every reason to continue booking Lesnar the same way Vince McMahon has for all these years.
And so it goes.
See you tonight for more of the same.