WWE No Mercy 2017: 3 Reasons Why Brock Lesnar Must Retain

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Beasts are meant to be conquered, but Brock Lesnar’s day of reckoning will not be WWE No Mercy 2017.

Brock Lesnar is The Beast Incarnate. That’s not just some marketing slogan that came into being after “The Next Big Thing” stopped being cool. Lesnar is an animal that has taken the form of man. He uses his unadulterated athleticism coupled with his superhuman strength to lay waste to whoever is in his path.

Wrestling fans love Lesnar because it is “real” with him.

His 16 German suplexes on John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2014 were awesome for a few reasons – one being the air of invincibility around Cena. That said, the air of violence, brutality and seriousness around Lesnar is the biggest reason.

Those 16 suplexes were ordered into that match by a higher power, but Lesnar doesn’t make it feel that way. If Lesnar wanted to go out and manhandle somebody, even somebody who has shown the feats of strength that Cena has, he could without a problem.

That’s why we, as wrestling fans, love Lesnar. That’s also why we love Braun Strowman.

Strowman is the man challenging Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE No Mercy 2017. He’s also the man who most resembles what Lesnar brought to the table in 2002. Strowman is the next big thing.

No moment exemplified that better than SummerSlam 2017. Three years after Lesnar made an example out of the seemingly invincible Cena, Strowman did the same to Lesnar. It wasn’t 16 suplexes. It was Strowman’s vicious running powerslam, twice, through announce tables. They took Lesnar out of the match, but the Fatal 4-Way stipulation allowed Lesnar to be stretchered out, recover in the back and come back out for the victory.

Strowman couldn’t finish the job like Lesnar had three years earlier, but he’ll have the chance to pick up where he left off at No Mercy.

It’s too bad it’s not going to happen.

There are multiple reasons Lesnar will walk away from No Mercy as champion, but for now let’s keep the focus on Strowman.