In many ways, if the roster continues in a healthy fashion after WrestleMania, it will go very well. While some of the roster members in general were doing much better, the majority of the focus has been on Brock Lesnar and Kevin Owens. While some may choose to go quietly through two or three days straight, there remains a much-needed roster reshuffle.
The following is an incomplete but very useful breakdown of these roster moves (that I used to run in an online article when I first started), although it may contain some data I never need:
Brock Lesnar as Mr. Mankind: He was a character that went along to make it feel like WWE could be really successful if they just gave him a ton of help (he didn’t get it, in fact he didn’t manage to make a full WWE run without a match on RAW) but with no major moves being made, his character was removed much like the rest of the team. As such, he played a largely passive role in the team’s growth, and has been that much to these guys at times.
But the biggest difference in regards to the changes in the current roster is his presence is not exactly being seen in the RAW main roster. It really is not in their best interests to lose Brock Lesnar. Brock is not seen as a real star, unlike the best main characters like Randy Orton , Kevin Owens and Steve Austin . There is no real strength in numbers, at least the early signs seem promising, at least not in New York City. In fact, this is simply a major decision by Brock, who will have to make at least a decent amount of changes to get around the fact that he gets paid to be a Raw commentator at WrestleCon this month.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t really watched much of Raw on YouTube in as long as Vince McMahon has been around. I haven’t been following him as long as Vince has and I’m not sure I’ll really be following him there as much as I think I’ll be following the WWE roster. I also have no concept where he’s being paid for anything whatsoever. He certainly gets paid less than his fellow main roster members and is not being paid for more than one match.
Even for the best of the WWE core (mostly) where there’s not going to be much of a change in the core at this juncture, that didn’t stop the Brock Lesnar team from being taken to the very extremes of wanting to have Brock return to NXT/WWE because of how he and his fellow WWE people felt. There was a very strong contingent (including the WWE’s own staff) from WCW that wanted to rejoin the other two main roster main-wrestlers and they decided against that. That was where they got their money’s worth for the rest of the team.
The Bottom Line:
If you watch WWE, you probably read this many times, I’m not the only one here who has tried to link Brock Lesnar over the last year so you probably would. It seems like an awful lot to see a WWE character on a very small roster with no moves made, and most people think he is so far beyond what he did as a wrestler. This is not your typical gimmick and he certainly is a guy I’d want to see for me in order to learn things about him.
As for the WrestleMania roster, it probably wasn’t supposed to get much better. Many of them weren’t used and there needs to be more. Other main roster members like Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt went out against WWE’s roster of legends. And the last big name that came to my attention after WWE had to change was Kevin Owens. But a major changes made to the roster was Brock Lesnar’s inclusion in the RAW main roster for the night against Kane and the WWE-TNA pay-per-view match. The bottom line from the WWE side and other wrestlers is this: If you want to see Brock Lesnar, take this program and show someone that he can be a world class wrestler, not to mention a World Champion. The time to get to watching him is now.
So, what do you think of Brock Lesnar’s presence at WWE?
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