Originally Posted by Mifune Jackson
Brock was originally supposed to be the guy that destroyed Cena and put Reigns over to pass the torch
They had 5 years to figure out how to do that, but the answer is, the promotion doesn't think any Shield members are better than Brock Lesnar and didn't understand his purpose. His purpose over the past 5 years was to put a Shield member over the top as the company's next focal point top piece ala John Cena. It didn't need to be that extent, but they needed a Cena replacement. The thing is, NO SHIELD MEMBERS HAVE GOTTEN A DEFINITIVE WIN ON LESNAR. All of them to some extent, have gotten piping hot ass beating from him. This is Brock Lesnar's 4th title run in 5 years and he's been the top title holder in the company for almost 1000 days now. He's been the top champion for more days than every member of a top piece power trio COLLECTIVELY in their whole careers.
He had one job: Job to a Shield member. WWE wouldn't do it, Brock wouldn't do it. What's the result? Now not a single one of the Shield members is a bonafide, Made Man, torch-carrying star. Look at Rollins. Rollins just had a flop run because for all the pretenses of "slaying the beast," they booked the WM match as a fuckery opener. Reigns is nowhere near as popular as he's been in the past, and along the way, Samoa Joe is in the wreckage, AJ Styles is in the wreckage, Braun Strowman looked like a BITCH by being involved with Lesnar, he didn't get anybody over except himself...and the thing is, he's not even that over! He's not really moving tickets, moving merch, getting subscribers, getting television viewers, the Brock Lesnar shit didn't really even get BROCK LESNAR over. The last 5 years were a calamity for the promotion.
Also, beefing with WWE over Brock Lesnar and Cena is why CM Punk isn't in the company anymore if you ask me. Disastrous to lose a guy of that caliber and for what? Nobody got over from it, not even Brock!