“It didn’t suck, and we feared it was going to. However, it was kept short, simple, and slow-paced, almost like a bait and switch. They built up this confrontation, but it turned out to be a letdown.
Even you and I, as experts, expected it to be disappointing. However, if it had gone even a minute or two longer, it would have been worse. The average fan was happy to be there.”
However, despite his mixed review, Jim Cornette theorised that Brock Lesnar looks to be staying in the WWE for an extended period, given Vince McMahon’s return to the company.
The former WWE Champion famously walked out of Smackdown when Vince McMahon announced his retirement from the WWE, so could be ready to sign a new deal now McMahon is at the helm again, over Triple H.
“It was interesting to see Brock Lesnar being manhandled and portrayed as the underdog. Although it was a great way for him to go out on a high note and still win, I personally would have liked to see more from him. Perhaps he’s not done yet, especially now that Vince McMahon is back and there’s been a big sale to his former company.
Brock has been the champion of both their divisions, so maybe he’s coming back. If that’s the case, he’ll move past this event. However, it would have been more satisfying to see Brock show vulnerability against someone who could potentially draw more money in the future.”
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Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.