While it has yet to be confirmed, WWE is currently working towards an angle to have Brock Lesnar return for a SummerSlam booking against WWE World Heavyweight champion John Cena.
Furthermore, WWE is planning on having Lesnar defeat Cena at SummerSlam to obtain the championship.
This news could enable an earthquake within the IWC–internet wrestling community.
Ever since the The Rock defeated CM Punk at the Royal Rumble pay-per view in 2013, part-time wrestlers have been looked down upon.
But, could Lesnar be in a different category?
The reason why Lesnar could be a successful part-time champion is because of the presence he gives WWE programming. Lesnar does not have to be at every WWE event for his presence to be felt. After all, that is why Lesnar is paired with Paul Heyman.
Lesnar has not been seen since April and yet his name has been mention on almost every single Monday Night Raw since then.
Heyman has not let the WWE universe forget that Lesnar defeated The Undertaker at Wrestlemania and that Lesnar is the 1 in 21-1.
The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak is arguably bigger than the title itself. Therefore, Heyman should still be able to carry the weight for Lesnar if he were to win the title at SummerSlam.
Lesnar is currently booked for SummerSlam and the Night of Champions pay-per view in September.
Between the two pay-per views, one would figure that Lesnar would be booked for the months of August and September.
It goes without saying that Lesnar will not be at every WWE television event during that span of time. Though, all that needs to happen on nights in which Lesnar is not working is for Heyman to have the microphone and the floor. Heyman is the master of promos. Heyman can very easily make Lesnar’s presence felt without the potential champion actually being at the event.
That is the key.
As long as the champion’s presence is felt, there is no dire need for the champion to appear on WWE programming.
That would be why Lesnar could very well succeed as a part-time champion.