The first reason was to put Lesnar over as a “monster,” and to separate him from the rest of the WWE “pack.”
The second reason was to put John Cena over for not giving up in a situation where it seemed impossible for him to win. WWE wanted him to come off looking admirable for taking a brutal beating like that and never quitting.
As for Brock Lesnar’s TV future, WWE did shoot footage of him at Raw this week in Las Vegas, which the company will air on future episodes of Raw that Lesnar will be missing due to his schedule.
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