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WWE News: Jim Ross justifies Brock Lesnar's position in WWE

Johny Payne
1.38K   //    09 Oct 2017, 21:13 IST

Jim Ross supports the WWE's booking of Brock Lesnar in a part-time schedule
Jim Ross supports the WWE's booking of Brock Lesnar in a part-time schedule

What’s the story?

Veteran professional wrestling announcer and industry insider Jim Ross recently took to the Q&A section of jrsbarbq blog, explaining why Brock Lesnar’s enviable position in the WWE was justified.

On that note, Ross defended Lesnar’s part-time schedule, asserting that the Beast Incarnate was the biggest star in the WWE, making him worthy of the top slot in the WWE food chain.

In case you didn’t know…

Brock Lesnar gained worldwide notoriety during his first stint in the WWE back in the early-2000s, following which the 6’3” behemoth tried his hand at football and MMA.

Although Lesnar’s football career didn’t yield the desired results, he did reach the pinnacle of MMA; winning and defending the UFC Heavyweight Championship twice, before having his run cut short owing to diverticulitis.

The heart of the matter

Speaking of which, Lesnar — who returned to the WWE in 2012 and has been working a part-time schedule ever since — has been widely criticized by several fans and pundits for being an ‘absent’ champion, while holding hostage the prestigious WWE Universal Championship.

In reference to the same, Jim Ross replied to a fan who questioned the former as to whether having the title reserved only for important PPV events is helping or diminishing the overall WWE product.

Pointing out the Beast Incarnate’s proven star-power, good ol’ JR emphasized that it most definitely makes sense for Lesnar to be positioned at the top, while working a limited schedule, in the WWE:

“Lesnar is the biggest sta(r) in WWE so it makes sense for him to be positioned where he is.“

What’s next?

Brock Lesnar is expected to return to the WWE and defend his Universal Championship no sooner than the Royal Rumble pay-per-view early next year. Rumours suggest that he will put the title on the line against Finn Balor.


Author’s take

I concur with Jim Ross’ opinion regarding Lesnar’s limited schedule with WWE being well-deserved. Regardless, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion doesn’t really need a belt to legitimize him!

Besides, given recent fan backlash, asking for the WWE to put its Universal title on an active champion, it does make sense to put the belt on someone equally as intimidating; such as…a certain Monster in the video below:

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