Former WCW President Eric Bischoff doesn’t think Brock Lesnar in WWE is now necessarily a positive thing if Lensar’s character does not evolve on-screen.
Lesnar shocked the wrestling world when he made his return to WWE at SummerSlam. The Beast Incarnate had not been seen in a WWE ring since WrestleMania 36 but waited until Roman Reigns had defeated John Cena in the main event of The Biggest Party Of The Summer to confront The Tribal Chief.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast [available ad-free at AdFreeShows.com], former Executive Director of SmackDown Eric Bischoff says that if Brock Lesnar continues dominating the competition as he has in the past, then he’s not interested:
“I have nothing but respect for Brock, admiration for Brock. He is one of a kind. There are not enough superlatives, we don’t have enough time to cover all the little superlatives that I can throw Brock’s way. But if Brock’s approach to the business doesn’t change, in other words, if he’s that unbeatable mountain, just destruction machine and there’s nobody that’s really competition for him, I’ve been there and done that and seen enough of it.”
“Now if he’s coming back and there’s more depth to his character and more range to his stories and he gives a little? Because Brock was a taker, Brock just ate everybody up. Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston in seven seconds? I’m sorry, that’s not interesting. That’s just moving the chess pieces around the way you think the chess pieces need to be moved around. That kind of thing doesn’t interest me at all.”
Bischoff then gives some suggestions to keep Lesnar interesting, in his opinion:
“Give me great competition, give me Brock selling, give me Brock beginning to doubt Brock and having some internal struggles as a character? Put Brock Lesnar in a situation where there’s some doubt as to the outcome and the end of a story? I’m all in because Brock is clearly capable of doing anything he chooses to do as a performer. If Brock’s approach – because Brock’s approach will be WWE’s approach. He has that much stroke. If the approach to storytelling with Brock and his character is essentially the same as it was before he left, I don’t think it’s a positive thing [for WWE]. I really don’t.”
There is no word on when Lesnar will compete in the ring again for WWE as of yet but details of his contract with the company have emerged.