Don’t get your hopes up, AEW fans. Some might call these articles strictly dream scenarios. While I suppose there is a chance for any of the subjects I’ve covered to jump ship at some point, there was also a chance Terminator Gynisis would be good. Brock Lesnar just became a free agent for the first time in a long time, and there’s a lot of questions as to where he’ll end up next. While there’s more chance of winning the lottery and being struck by lightning on the same day, some AEW fans think he’ll go there next. Given the tendencies of the mark who’s currently booking the show and the response of the fans to things they all know are implausible, how would Brock’s run go with AEW? In this article, I’ll try my best to give you a definitive answer.
Let’s start with the obvious. I can’t stress this enough: This will never happen for several reasons. That’s not to say AEW doesn’t have the money to hire him if they wanted to, because the Khan family has more money than Vince McMahon does. It’s how they decide to spend it that’s the problem. Brock’s not friends with anybody in that company, so he’d never be hired. He’s also never wrestled for anyone except Vince, save for the briefest of runs in New Japan. In short, AEW would rather hire people who are ok with losing to the guy with his hands in his pockets or people who have a strong connection to the Young Bucks. I can assure you if Brock shows up on their air, he’s been given the richest contract in pro wrestling history. Brock would be even more hated than MJF is in the locker room, and that’s saying something. Aside from one time when R-Truth made him laugh, I’ve never even seen Brock smile, apart from when he’s inflicting pain.
As we saw from Rusev’s debut two weeks ago, along with several others over the past year, these guys have no idea how to make a good first impression. I fully expect them to try and get Brock to agree to lay down for Pockets. Of course, this wouldn’t ever happen because Brock is a real wrestler and does what he wants when he wants. You’d have a better chance of getting Big Poppa Pump to do that. Brock’s always been portrayed as a serious wrestler and he has an image to protect. The guys in the locker room would hate him because he’s doing his shit and there’s nothing they can do about it. Since most of their roster doesn’t know how to work, he’d injure them without trying to. While there are several people I’d love to see him throw around like a sack of shit, injuring their entire roster probably isn’t the best look for him. I’d love it, but they’d hate it on Twitter. Who cares what those people think? They exist to complain. If they were happy, they would just have nothing to complain about and that would just make them miserable again.
Let’s talk about the crowd response. Even some WWE fans are convinced Brock doesn’t know what he’s doing, probably because most of them who are there now weren’t alive to see his first run. But the fans of AEW have been conditioned to see every match go thirty minutes with several finisher kickouts. Brock doesn’t work by the hour, and Suplex City is his gimmick. These fans will definitely be disappointed. There’s also the issue of Brock not having Heyman with him, since he’s currently with Roman. What a shame! If only there were some other person on their roster who’s Jewish and has a loud mouth!
This would be the only scenario I’d accept. What if Brock was brought in as the heavy for MJF? Jim Ross has compared him to Heyman on commentary before, because he’s just so easy to hate. MJF also has an issue with Wardlow at the moment, and we know that partnership is on borrowed time. MJF also comes from money, and it’s not too hard as a wrestling fan to believe he would purchase Brock’s contract out from under WWE or UFC. Also, Brock can work circles around Wardlow, but that may not even be needed. All Brock has to do is stand there and look menacing, which he’s great at. This could work!
The final verdict on Brock to AEW is: Fuck it! This won’t ever happen, but if it does, he needs to be MJF’s muscle. They both have what it takes to make this work, and it’s a logical step if MJF and Wardlow don’t work out.
So, what are the chances of Brock going to AEW? How would you like to see him presented? Is there even a snowball’s chance in hell of this happening? If you enjoyed this article, look out for my review of Smackdown tomorrow! It’ll be available shortly after the show ends.