Brock Lesnar’s Chaotic October Could Be Huge For WWE


WWE dropped a bombshell on Sunday night during Night of Champions by announcing that the third Brock Lesnar-Undertaker encounter will take place at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in October. Along with the major announcement, the rest of October is huge for Lesnar and for WWE moving into the fall.

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There’s no question about it thanks to the living legend Paul Heyman: Brock Lesnar is the most must-see WWE superstar in the business today.

It’s not Cena. It’s not Rollins. It’s not The New Day.

It’s Brock Lesnar (accompanied by Paul Heyman).

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When Brock Lesnar is on WWE television, eyes on glued to the screen. Not only does Lesnar eviscerate every star put before him, when he’s around, that means we get Heyman’s fantastic mic work. The bar in the locker room is raised when Lesnar and Heyman are on the scene.

Even with Jon Stewart’s brilliance, what were the bulk of fans talking about after SummerSlam? They were talking about Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker beating the holy hell out of each other.

And now, thanks to Lesnar and Heyman returning, the fall slate for WWE is off to a hot start. Lesnar will return to the ring on October 3 in New York City, but that’s only the beginning for Lesnar, Heyman and WWE.

In case you didn’t catch everything in the video above from WWE’s video during the Night of Champions pay-per-view on Sunday night, this is Brock Lesnar’s month of October:

  • October 3: In-ring return to WWE’s live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City on WWE Network
  • October 19: The guest on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Stone Cold Podcast following Monday Night Raw
  • October 25: The third encounter with The Undertaker since WrestleMania XXX last year

Return to MSG vs. Big Show

The highly anticipated in-ring return for Brock Lesnar will be against The Big Show. It’s not the most glamorous opponent in the world, but Lesnar lifting Show up for the F-5 is never not awesome. The live event will be televised for WWE Network subscribers just like the live event in Japan back in July, where Lesnar crushed Kofi Kingston.

With Lesnar on the card, the event should bring an electric crowd, along with John Cena taking on Seth Rollins for his newly won United States Championship and the returning Chris Jericho against new Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens.

Stone Cold Podcast after Oct. 19 edition of Raw

If you tuned into the podcast where Stone Cold Steve Austin hosted Paul Heyman from the summer, you listened to two wrestling icons talking about the business. Austin remains a megastar from his in-ring days, while Heyman’s creation of ECW and his recent work as Lesnar’s advocate have turned him into a demigod.

Also, towards the end of the podcast, Austin turned up the intensity by calling out Lesnar and mentioning WrestleMania 32 (which will be in Austin’s home state of Texas). It was just Austin being Austin, but I’m sure that’ll be brought to the light for this edition of his podcast. Plus, as awesome as Lesnar is in the ring, he doesn’t speak a ton. It’ll be a great chance to hear the monster in a one-on-one setting with Austin.

The rubber match with The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell

One can only worry about The Undertaker’s health status before, during and after the SummerSlam rematch between him and Lesnar next month. But, this is how the Lesnar-Undertaker program should end.

I’ve personally been clamoring for weeks that this feud needed a match inside “Satan’s Playground”, and we’re finally going to see this program reach the conclusion the only way it could. Their match inside the cell 13 years ago was an all-time classic and one of the best hell in a cell matches in WWE history. If this match can get anywhere near that level, we’re in for an amazing finale to this intense rivalry.

Brock Lesnar’s October isn’t just big for him and Heyman. The duo’s month on camera is huge for WWE. This year has been a good one for WWE, and bringing back its most must-see star for the fall months can help cap a solid 12 months for the business. The final “big four” pay-per-view (Survivor Series) is coming in November, and Lesnar’s chaotic month can give WWE a huge boost as they make their final quarter push and head into WrestleMania season in January.

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