So here’s a question that might make some folks laugh, but it’s worth asking anyways.
In a day and age of professional wrestling, where a WWE Superstar now appears on ESPN once a week, and where that same channel will be on-site to cover major WWE PPVs, could the perspective of a Lesnar WWE and UFC title reign actually come close to legitimizing the WWE gold?
Now, let me get something clear. Until or unless WWE stops scripting bouts, this possibility of legitimizing things is moot. Because it would be impossible to completely legitimize it if outcomes are predetermined.
But, at the same time, if someone like Lesnar. Or, specifically Lesnar. Managed to simultaneously hold both titles at the same time? Things would get mighty interesting at that point, because while folks would say “oh, WWE scripted Lesnar to beat Ambrose”, no one is going to say that about UFC, are they? It’s highly unlikely that anyone in UFC is offering bonus points for the folks to lose, and if they were, in this day and age such a scandal would have exploded by now.
But, could a dual champion, like Brock, actually lend some legitimacy to the WWE title? Like, hey, it’s not just a fluff belt for guys who are Vince’s favorites?
I think he could, possibly. But I think what Lesnar as dual champion could do, more than add or even attempting to add any measure of legitimacy, would be the exposure. Undoubtedly, Lesnar hyping his UFC 200 bout didn’t hurt WWE’s numbers or social media scores. Any publicity is good publicity, and Lesnar’s publicity has been great.
So, WNZ readers, do you think a dual title reign is in the cards? And, if so, do you feel such an occurrence actually make the WWE title more prestigious and legitimate?