Brock Lesnar roster note
Brock Lesnar is set to be a babyface on the WWE SmackDown roster.
This was strongly speculated after Lesnar returned to confront WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns after Saturday’s SummerSlam main event win over John Cena, but PWInsider now reports that Lesnar is firmly on the babyface side of the SmackDown internal roster now.
For what it’s worth, the WWE website roster still has Lesnar listed as a RAW Superstar as of this writing.
This would be the first time Lesnar has technically worked as a babyface for the company since the early 2000s.
Lesnar is being teased for Friday’s SmackDown on FOX episode, but WWE has not confirmed the appearance as of this writing. This would be Lesnar’s first blue brand appearance since November 1, 2019.
There is still no word on when Lesnar vs. Reigns will take place, and how Paul Heyman will be involved, but we will keep you updated.
WWE tweeted the following video to look at Brock and the new look he returned with this past weekend:
New look. Same BEAST.@BrockLesnar pic.twitter.com/y3qMc1VXAI
— WWE (@WWE) August 25, 2021
A face Lesnar would be a nice change of pace. I dont think theyre ginna make him a wimpy face.
But at the same time if hes still a two move man, this may be an issue.
Though, this wouldnt be the first time he was a face going after the heel Heyman guy.
Another issue is what kinda schedule he has. I can’t see people cheering him if he only shows up every couple weeks.
^ This. What art123guy said.
Yes. Also, “every couple weeks” is probably generous.
Though he still gets pops when he comes out, so anything is possible. Most likely it’s a situation that the casual fans like him because name recognition and the more hardcore/IWC fans hate him because part-timer, two-move, etc., so…maybe he’ll be a face in a similar sense that Cena is? Only without the Hollywood success and Make-a-Wish involvement to give him actual face cred?
That or they’re just really counting on him being cheered simply because he’s opposing Reigns. Enemy of the fans’ enemy and all that. I don’t see that working on a long-term basis, but it’s exactly the right kind of doesn’t make sense to make me think WWE would run with it.