Those two should without a doubt be meeting at Summerslam. I want to see Brock Lesner vs. The Rock. I don't care about angles and storylines and I could give a crap about what's happening behind the scenes...if the Summerslam main event is Rock vs. Lesner for the world title, I will without a doubt be watching for the match itself. Like Hogan vs. Rock at WrestleMania, the build up is already there. It's the number one star in wrestling vs. the unstopable monster. Undertaker vs. Lesner would be all right for RAW, but I'm not paying for it. Angle vs. Lesner would be good, and all the smarks would be going nuts, but it won't sell like Rock vs. Lesner. Rock vs. Lesner will be one hell of a match up if it happens.
Well the Rock Vs. Brock matchup does make the most logical sense. Whatever your personal feelings about him, the Rock is the most well known wrestler the WWE has to offer right now, and there are tons of people out there who will pay to see him involved with the title. Also, if he wins the title at Vengence he can appear on both shows, which the WWE is probably counting on to bolster the ratings and keep people tuned in.
Furthermore, the other choices don't seem nearly as appealing. Angle has a lot of fans out there, but it would result in a heel Vs. heel matchup, so while it isn't outside the realm of possibility, it isn't very likely. The real unknown is the Undertaker, who may end up retaining the title and completing his face turn to meet Brock as a face at Summerslam. We will just have to wait and see, but my gut tells me it will be the Rock
I'd rather not see it. A loss to Brock would hurt good old Rocky, in my opinion. It doesn't matter how eternally over Rock is, nor does it matter that it makes logical sense with him winning the belt at Vengeance and dropping at SummerSlam to go make another movie, when you lose the Undisputed Title to The Next Big Heat Vacuum, you're not giving a whole lot of rubs off.
It'd be nice to see Rock vs Brock, because that'd be the best match in terms of workrate that we'd get. But if the belt goes to Rock at Vengeance and he just drops it to Brock at Summerslam, that would make Rock nothing more than a paper champion and WWE doesn't need paper champions right now. And Rock's already been a paper champion before in 2001 when he beat Angle for the title at No Way Out just to keep it warm for Steve Austin. I don't think they'll put the belt on Rocky just to keep it warm for Brock, so I think they'll keep it on Undertaker, no matter how risky a venture that seems as at this point.
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If Brock can turn Babyface after his feud with Van Dam is over and done, then a Brock/Angle match could be stellar. Two legitimate amateur wrestling champions, going for the biggest prize in professional wrestling.
I don't think the fed or Rock give a fuck about him being a paper champion. As we've seen this year, they will do anything for a ratings spike and having Rock on both shows will most likely do that. I really hope that Angle wins because Angle/Brock is a fuckin awesome sounding match. It's just not good enough for the second biggest main of the year, yet.
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Brock's gonna main event Summerslam. You need to come to terms with that one. RVD's no more of a proven ratings draw than Lesnar anyway. Sure, I'd enjoy Angle-RVD, but I'm gonna enjoy Lesnar against any of the 3 (even Taker) I hope they do give him the belt, they might as well, maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, but it's worth a shot.
The part of me that wants to see wrestling prosper as a whole wants to see the belt on Rock.
However, the part of me that knows that he'll be gone before any epic feud can even begin wants the belt on Angle or whoever else will take it and run with it. I don't want a placeholder champion (as the Undertaker has struck me for some reason), I want to see one of those title reigns that makes us look back and say "wrestling was so much better back when Wrestler X was feuding with Wrestler Y for the belt."
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Brock's gonna main event Summerslam. You need to come to terms with that one.
Be that as it may, he doesn't really belong there - let alone should win the title. I'd rather have guys the sheep respond to in the main event. Brock is just your generic big man with a cool finisher. He doesn't talk and there really isn't much of a reason to boo or cheer him.
Too much too soon. Give him the IC Title since the sheep have made it clear RVD is above it (#1 face on RAW) and put RVD in the main event against Angle (who I think wins the title at Vengeance).
The Rock didn't come back to wrestling for nothing. In my opinion there is no way he comes away from Vengence w/out the title. Rock is the only man who is going to make Brock a credible main eventer. He is also the man who can make a mediocre fued into something special. Even if it's only for a month, Rocky will bump like crazy for the guy, job the title, and probably get injured(story line wise) by TNBT.
I'm not saying I want Brock as champ, but to me that's where it looks like they are going.
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Originally posted by BobHollySTILLRulesBrock's gonna main event Summerslam. You need to come to terms with that one. RVD's no more of a proven ratings draw than Lesnar anyway. Sure, I'd enjoy Angle-RVD, but I'm gonna enjoy Lesnar against any of the 3 (even Taker) I hope they do give him the belt, they might as well, maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, but it's worth a shot.
He may not main event the show. It wouldn't be the first time a title match is lower on the card. Say, Brock/Taker or Angle and then Rocky vs. an NWO-aligned HHH in the main. That way, the Smarks can bitch TWICE as much!
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quote ". Whatever your personal feelings about him, the Rock is the most well known wrestler the WWE has to offer right now, and there are tons of people out there who will pay to see him involved with the title"
I don't know about that... those people didn't tune in to see Rock on Smackdown, and that was for free! The ratings didn't improve...
After what Heyman said on RAW a couple of weeks ago, we may see Lesnar/Angle at Summer Slam. Is that such a bad thing? If the WWF is hell bent on giving Lesnar the "Goldberg Push", then have him go against Angle. I can think of worse, much worse thatn this.
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I'd love to see Angle/ Lesnar. Brock mentioned that in an interview... it may become a reality. They could really build it up because of their amatuer backgrounds. You know Angle can make Goldberg look like a technical master! If he and Lesnar got it on- that would be awesome! I see it going down, and I hope Angle wins the strap at Vengeance to set it up!
I want the Rock to win at Vengeance, and then I want Angle to run-in on the Main Event of Summerslam (cause he's pissed that he didn't win) and take out both Lesnar and the Rock. Then the Rock wins, and battle's the NWO again for a month, and Angle and Brock have a match at the next PPV to become the #1 contender.
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I don't want the Rock to win the belt at Vengeance because if he does, chances are he's jobbing to Brock at Summerslam and I don't think Brock's even close to being ready to get the belt. I think the Summerslam main event should be used to get Brock over as a real main event threat, without putting the belt on him. The best way to do that would be to have him dominate the match, but get screwed over by Heyman, making him a face (they've been teasing it). I think the best person to do it against would be Taker, since with him being a tweener, it'd be easy to have him start as a face to Lesnar's heel, and have him finish as a heel. The other alternative would be to turn Rock heel, but that would be pointless unless he's sticking around and he's not (which is a shame coz a heel Rock would be pretty cool). Either that or they Start with heel vs heel with Angle as champ, but that'd make Lesnar turning less effective. But the way things are going I think Rock'll win the belt, be on both shows for a month to spike ratings and Lesnar'll win the title at Summerslam and feud with HHH.
Rock wins at Vengeance! Period! Do you really think they bring him back for such a short time and involve him in the main event just that he ends up losing? No way in hell, Rocky wins the title, and drops him at SS. Personally I think that Rocky deserves to finally hold the title for a long time, what he never did, but as we all know he will be out to make more money..........errrr, movies, so this won't happen. But I won't mind Rock vs. Brock at Summerslam, sounds like a cool match for me. Just have Brock Lesnar as your WWE champion is hard to imagine.
Still it would be outstanding to see Angle win the belt at Vengeance, since I'm marking out like a child for him, but this is something I can't really see coming. Taker vs. Rock vs. Angle just sounds too much like Stone Cold vs. RVD vs. Angle at last years No Mercy. "You have nothing better to do with Kurt? So put him in the main event to make the smarks happy, but don't give him any actual chance to win the belt."
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how can they put the belt on Rocky for a long time if he continues to takes weeks/ months off to make movies? The WWF (I know) promotes his movie career, so they can't fake a suspension or injury angle because everyone knows that Rock is making flicks! I'd keep Rock out of the real title picture until he's got at least 3-4 months to wrestle. I still wish he'd come back as a heel... Hollywood Maivia! Me and the MountinMan had speculated on something like that for many moons now... hahah!
Nice. Very good recap, I like how you review a live show in a sports reporter style. It makes wrestling sound...legit. Nigel retains yet again and it makes me wonder what Gabe's vision of the successor to Nigel was.