Time to end the Brock Lesnar era?

As a wrestling fan, this may not be the most popular thing to admit, but I have never been a Brock Lesnar fan. Brock truly is the baddest dude on the planet and a force to be be reckoned with, but part time champions don’t make wrestling exciting for me.

I think I’ve been spoiled by the Ric Flair days, when he was NWA Champion in the 80’s. Flair was out on TV every week, either with an interview or a 5 minute match against a Mulkey brother, making a name for himself. Granted, Brock doesn’t need to be doing interviews, but he should be doing exactly what Braun Strowman is doing now. Coming out every week and destroying people. That’s what makes watching wrestling a good time. Someone who can come every week and destroy people, by microphone or brute strength. This could be Brock. This should be Brock. But he doesn’t want that.

While I feel most of Brock’s match are 3 minute time limit matches, he has been bringing it since Summerslam. His matches are a little longer, he comes up with an extra move, and has been taking some bumps as well. Watching him fight against Braun Strowman have been some of the best matches I’ve seen from Brock, and was hoping it would lead into a Wrestlemania showdown.

But than Wrestlemania season begins, and Brock has a 10 minute match at Royal Rumble, which was fantastic, but than is nowhere to be found.


Since the Elimination Chamber was going to determine his Wrestlemania opponent, a face off with the winner would have made a great way to end the night. But same old situation with Brock, not using your talent to fuel the story, especially since he’s the Universal Champion.

While it was kind of disappointing to not see Brock come out on RAW the next night, watching Roman Reigns drop his best promo ever on Lesnar was awesome. So the next week on RAW was definitely going to get this party started, right? Yeah, that didn’t happen either. We get Paul Heyman and the Universal Championship belt. I love Paul Heyman and any promo he drops on the microphone, but another Lesnar no-show during the greatest 3 months of wrestling leading up to the biggest show of the year, that’s just a let down.

Personally, I think it’s time to let the Brock Lesnar era come to an end. I would like to see the Universal Championship belt at least once a week. At this point, I don’t care if it’s Reigns, Strowman or Heath Slater. I want to see someone who is worthy to be champion, and come out every week and make that title mean something again. I thank Brock Lesnar for taking people to Suplex City and letting Goldberg have the title for 2 minutes, but it’s time for something new. If it wasn’t for the Women’s Division, wrestling would have been pretty boring during the Brock Lesnar title reign. Time for the next big thing to step forward.


4/20 is now known as Simply Ravishing Day

What I’d like to have right now, is for all us of fat, out of shape, wrestling fans, is to keep the noise down, while we celebrate the life of one Ravishing Rick Rude.

I’ve been a Rick Rude fan, ever since I first saw him in WCCW, when he was managed by Percy Pringle III, and came out to Sade’s “Smooth Operator” for his entrance music. He was arrogant, but he kicked ass, and beat up the Von Erich’s. I didn’t mind the Von Erich’s, but whoever was a hell against them, they stepped it up a notch. They had heat with the Fabulous Freebirds, Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, and eventually, Rick Rude.


Rude did make a brief stop in the NWA, where he was still a badass, but I personally didn’t see him clicking with Manny Fernandez, even though they won the tag team titles.

I think my fandom hit an all time high when he showed up in the WWF, being introduced as part of the Heenan Family. He had great feuds with Jake Roberts and the Ultimate Warrior, making him one awesome heel.

After listening to the podcast Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson, they did an episode on Rick Rude, with his induction this year into the WWE Hall of Fame. Lots of great stories, and the prank Jake Roberts played on him was cruel, but at the same time, pretty funny.

One of the things that came up on the podcast, was his untimely death on April 20th, 1999. An idea popped in my head, as I don’t hang out with Mary Jane on 4/20, is that us wrestling fans can use this as a day of remembrance and celebration of Ravishing Rick Rude.

So to honor The Ravishing One, go watch some You Tube videos for Rick Rude, watch some matches on the WWE Network, take off your robes and show the ladies what a real sexy man looks like, swivel your hips and/or fling your sweat at the ladies. Definitely download the Rick Rude episode on Something to Wrestle.

Let’s make 4/20 Simply Ravishing Day