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Flair-Hogan '91, The WCW Invasion, And Now This
WWE has badly mangled Lesnar-HHH. Lesnar should have LAID WASTE between then and now. HHH should be going into SummerSlam as a DECIDED UNDERDOG, a unique situation for him. Instead, it's just a fake wrestling match with Lesnar inexplicably playing a chicken**** heel who has twice run from a fight on Raw. The absurdity and level of misuse is mind-boggling.
As Bruce Mitchell of PWTorch.com wrote, VKM is paying for UFC Lesnar, but getting WWE Lesnar. That's on Vince, nobody else.
For a minute, I thought UFC Lesnar was going to show up last night. Then WWE Lesnar powdered.
When the buyrate doesn't pop, blame Lesnar. Maybe that's been the idea since Day One. Belittle UFC, which is "not our competition." Blame Lesnar and his mouthpiece, Paul Heyman, who could never hold a candle to Vince creatively, just like Chyna Jr. said. (Problem is, those who know remember that Heyman's ECW handed Vince the blueprint for the "Attitude" era, and those who don't have still witnessed Heyman's promo quality blowing Raw out of the water every time he opens his mouth. I don't blame the McMahons for being TERRIFIED of a guy who knows that much.)
BTW, Lesnar-HHH is PERSONAL because Heyman insulted Chyna Jr.'s kids. But didn't Chyna Jr. do the same, and in stronger terms, re: Heyman's kids? Are we supposed to forget what Chyna Jr. said? Dumb question: OF COURSE WE ARE.
I don't know who's going over at SummerSlam. I don't care. They're both part-timers, so what's the difference? If appearances mean anything, HHH's pharmacist seems ready for SummerSlam.
Between now and then, of course, WWE Lesnar will beat up HHH's BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WORLD. WWE just keep stuffing FAKE WRESTLING CLICHES down the real guy's throat. For me, the entertainment to be had is knowing that Heyman KNOWS BETTER, but he and Lesnar DON'T CARE. They just keep laughing all the way to the pay window. That's assuming Brock knows how to laugh.
Lesnar's return to WWE should have been SO BIG. Instead, it joins Flair-Hogan '91 and the WCW invasion in the what-might-have-been file. Next time Raw recaps how VKM invented and perfected fake wrestling, think about all the big ones he F'd up.