10 Reasons WWE's Brock Lesnar Experiment Has Failed
10. Eight Years Away from WWE
In the world of professional wrestling, eight years is a very long time. The past has shown that eight years can change eras in WWE, and in this case, it has. When Brock Lesnar returned to WWE in 2012, they were immersed in the "PG Era." This era is something different from what Brock left in 2004. While Lesnar was away, a brand new crop of WWE fans were brought into the fold, without a firm knowledge of who Brock Lesnar is and what he once meant to the product. In that eight years, Lesnar's stock as a pro wrestler dropped significantly, as he wasn't in front of pro wrestling fans on a week to week basis. Although his stock as a mainstream, pay-per-view draw was at an all-time high due to huge buy rates while on top of the UFC, pro wrestling and MMA are two completely different breeds. Like all sports, some fans crossover to both realms of entertainment. However, there is a huge MMA fan base that looks down upon pro wrestling and they aren't going to change their ways. Did WWE believe that Brock's MMA fans would cross back over to WWE? A majority of longtime wrestling fans were waiting patiently for a Brock Lesnar return to WWE, but newer fans couldn't care less. There is no question that the eight years away from WWE has effected his longterm viability as a WWE superstar.
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