After the return of Brock Lesnar to the WWE, his first return match was confirmed on Raw. The John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match was confirmed on Raw by the GM of Raw.
This work out to be one the first of many feuds for Brock Lesnar in WWE. In this context, the WWE Champion CM Punk was several times mentioned as a potential opponent of Lesnar.
However, some WWE employees fears that CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar match would not work as Punk is “thin” while Brock Lesnar is considered as a big guy.
Officials also want Brock Lesnar only in the big “money feud, which is why internally officials have already listed the “Top 5″ opponents of Lesnar. The John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match is one of the top 5 feuds planned.
The order will currently be as follows: first The Rock 2nd John Cena 3rd Triple H 4th The Undertaker 5th CM Punk.
Therefore the list of Brock Lesnar matches in WWE 2012-2013 are
- Brock Lesnar vs The Rock
- Brock Lesnar vs John Cena
- Brock Lesnar vs Triple H
- Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker
- Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk
In addition, many WWE employees are worried about the health of CM Punk. After his matches, CM Punk is said to be walking around like he just walked out of a car accidend and usually relieve the pain with ice packs.
When a few weeks, the WWE Champion criticize “DDP’s Yoga For Men” via Twitter, Chris Jericho responded with a small dig and wrote that at least he did not need ice bags even at his age.
Analysis of WWE Feud: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match
I am surprised that WWE has decide to hotshot Brock Lesnar’s first match back in WWE at a “B” PPV (Extreme Rules) over one of the Big four PPV (Summerslam 2012 for example). The rumor is that WWE hopes to have the momentum from Wrestlemania 28 run on and not have the “down” period between the big ppv events.
I think that WWE Creative has to take majority of the blame for the slump in ratings, buyrates and product quality for “B” PPV events.
Remember when Rtruth was pushed as a crazy heel looking to win the WWE title again John Cena? The WWE Capitol Punishment 2011 PPV buyrates show that the fans will still enjoy the product, even with an unproven new challenger in the main event.
How about the buzz CM Punk created for WWE Money In The Bank 2011 PPV? If WWE officials do not want to risk having unproven talents in the main events of major PPV….then the obvious time and place to experiment with new feuds and new opponents are the “B” PPV events.
The reason is that fans are sick of the same old faces and want FRESH feuds, especially in the main event. Right now WWE is still delivering that with the John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match, as the expression goes “a old wine in a new bottle”.
Away from WWE for 8 years, he returns as a fresh face with a few major unfulfilled feuds from his first run (Triple H, Steve Austin, Randy Orton). However WWE can only depend on these old superstars for a limited period as nostalgia wears off and injuries mounts.
Some people have been surprised that Brock Lesnar UFC history has been openly talked about on Raw, with the words “UFC” sending alarms bells across the internet wrestling community.
John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match – Why WWE Mention UFC Without Fear
The fact of the matter is that the current WWE demographic are made up of John Cena type marks (young kids, women and immature teens) who love cheesy catchphrases, over the top drama and moves. These elements are not present with UFC, so it is unlikely these fans will abandon WWE anytime soon.
Meanwhile the second group of “wrestling fans” are those who have stay loyal to the WWE product despite all the hype about UFC over the past few years. So they an’t going anywhere else unless the WWE product drops in quality drastically or another major scandal erupts.
John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match Quality Will Not Be High
Despite all the hype, I do not have high hopes for the John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match based on two main factors. One is that John Cena is a good worker who can be carried to a great match, but not a great worker who can carry others to a great match.
Second is the physical conditions of Brock Lesnar. Sue he was in a UFC match only 4 months ago, but there’s a reason why he retired from UFC (beside the money of course). Lesnar’s health condition dominated the headlines of the MMA World for the past 2 years or so.
Plus he has not worked a wrestling match in 8 years, there’s bound to be ring rust. WWE officials will be hoping that both John Cena and Brock Lesnar (#1 and #2 highest paid guaranteed contract) emerge from the match without injuries.
John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match Predictions: Who Will Win?
This is a tough one to decide and I won’t like to be the booker for this match up. John Cena lost to the Rock at Wrestlemania 28 in what was probably his biggest match ever. Meanwhile Brock Lesnar returns to WWE after a 8 year hiatus and is promoted as the new big bad bully in town.
You then realise that a clean loss for either man would do more damage than good. Therefore I can see some kind of screwy finish that won’t end in a pin or submission. It is likely we will see the John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match finish in a DQ or no contest. Maybe Lord Tensai will be involved somehow for the ending and then we move on to the John Cena vs Lord Tensai feud.
Summary Thoughts on John Cena vs Brock Lesnar Extreme Rules 2012 Match
All in all, I’m pretty excited for this feud, I hope WWE do a good job of building it up. Who knows how many UFC fans will tune into the PPV to watch their former heavyweight champion in a worked match? The WWE Extreme Rules 2012 BUyrates numbers will be an interesting indication about how much of a draw Brock Lesnar will be for WWE.
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