JR Blog: Brock Lesnar/WWE Contract Update, Cena/Rusev, 2015 WWE Hall of Fame

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Jim Ross checked in with a Monday blog, here are some highlights

on Brock Lesnar/WWE Contract Update
Sources are saying that it looks more promising that Brock Lesnar could well stay with WWE past WrestleMania due to concerns over long term health affects of competing in MMA specifically concussion oriented issues later in one’s life. gain, these are ‘sources’ and how reliable they are can only be judged after WM31 and following the status of the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. One thing is certain, if UFC believes, and rightfully so in my view, that CM Punk will sell PPV’s for at least his first two fights then what would a healthy Brock Lesnar mean to the UFC brand in a time where no combat sport company has a plethora of bona fide star power that can move the needle on the pay per view business.

on Cena/Rusev
Getting lots of questions here and tweets regarding my thoughts on the Cena vs Rusev match at Fast Lance for the formerly coveted United States Title. In the big picture, Cena doesn’t need the US Title to be the super star hat he is but Cena successfully winning and defending the US Title would certainly put a shine on the somewhat tarnished title. On the other hand, Rusev is far from where he will eventually be if he continues to evolve and develop his personation with Lana and an undefeated Rusev intrigues me. When Rusev is pinned or submitted it needs to mean something, be featured and have a great back story. So, with all that said, I’d consider having Rusev cheat to win in Memphis and have Cena win at ‘Mania OR be bold enough to have the burly villain retain at WM31 and build the rivalry until Summer Slam where Cena wins after his chase which in itself makes the US Title have more equity.

on 2015 WWE Hall of Fame
Something tells me that there will be a great deal of discussion and debate about the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Class when it is all said and done. Is that any different than any other year? Likely not but the focus of this year is obviously and clearly Randy Savage’s induction plus the induction of Arnold Schwarzenegger. My guess is that HHH inducts the former Governor of California. Curious to who else will be inducted and I’m pulling for the late Ray Stevens to make the cut.

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