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Who would have thought that a narrow end to the NFL would spark a conversation about Brock Lesnar who barely defends his WWE Universal Title? This narrow end ended up as George Kittle of San Francisco 49ers, who earlier this month attended the WWE TLC and had several words to tell NBC Sports about Brock's lack of presence on WWE television, and in the end:
"I hate to have a champion who does not fight every week, Brock Lesnard fights three times a year, I think it's very difficult for fans to see because you're not really a champion unless you're fighting." This is what really excites me. "
I agree with most of that statement, but there's a little bit that I do not do: the champion should not fight every week. Champion is an attraction that needs to be built, promoted, and touched, not a common expectation. You obviously want to see someone in the role of a fighter (especially one that is known for fighting), but there is something to be said about anticipation. You do not see that the big piggy bank fights every week (let alone appear), then it could be a classic recipe for promotion that has always been. Now every month? It's more like that.
Another little comment on Kittle that I disagree with is the last two sentences: "Championship match. That's what really excites me." If you put "usually" in the middle of that statement, then I'm 100% on board, but WWE has done a God-awful thing to excite me for something they get their harsh orvely paws recently and unfortunately, promoting championship matches are one from the many aspects in which they do not stand out.
Lesnar's absence gives McMahons these "fresh beginnings" a great opportunity to make the "next big thing" they need on their championship paintings: just get rid of the Universal Championship.
There is really nothing in that title if you think about it. Final champion Fin Batter held him only one night before warming up and rescue Kevin Owens, and then landed on the waist of striker Brock. The most credible champion to date is Goldberg and I love every part of Bill's bad work, but his goal was to add the legacy to the belt, not to become a boy poster for it. Plus, you will add Rome's reign to the championship, and this is more than a symbol of a bad moment in the history of WWE, rather than representing the role of what it means to be a "champion."
If a belt deserves to be a Madura, it's a red piece of leather that we never see on RAW. If those who tried to "turn them back" cancel their belt, make Brock angry and anger his way out of Saskatchewan to wake him up and set him up for a hard competition against …
Well, against someone we can anticipate.
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