It's official folks!
Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker at SummerSlam 2015! Surley, this is a match worth watching but is it a "fair" match?
On Sunday, July 19th for WWE Battleground, Brock Lesnar faced Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As most people expected, Brock was dominating all through the match. He did what he said he would do to Seth and that was take him to a trip to Suplex City. Brock gave 13 suplexes to Seth and finally hit him with an F5. After that, Brock went into the cover, about to win, but then the lights go out, 2 bells ring, lights come back on, and the Dead Man, the Phenom, the Undertaker made his return. He would choke slam Lesnar and then give him 2 Tombstone Piledrivers before walking out.
Now, before WWE Battleground, a lot of speculation was surrounding a return from both Undertaker and Sting. Most people kind of knew the Undertaker was going to come back for revenge on Brock Lesnar after he broke his undefeated streak at Wrestlemania. I for one did not think it was going to happen this early. Later on WWE Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman addressed the WWE Universe, and the Undertaker, that Brock would have not lost at Battleground and that Undertaker took what Brock has been striving to get ever since Wrestlemania 31 in April. Come to think about it, both Taker and Lesnar are now even. Brock took a legendary streak from the Undertaker and now the Undertaker took the WWE World Heavyweight Chanpionship from Lesnar. Now going into SummerSlam, both competitors have a reason to be pissed off at each other.
Here is where it gets to the point of "Best for Business". Sure, us fans are ecstatic that Undertaker is back and is facing the biggest superstar in WWE today. That now makes WWE is more entertaining and watchable. But putting the whole WWE fan base a side, it's the health that concerns people. Undertaker is 50 years old. He has been with WWE for 15 years now and is still the top dog in the industry. Brock Lesnar on the other hand is 38, and is in the best shape in his life. Now Taker is also in great shape for 50 but it just doesn't seem like a fair match. Brock has single handedly dominated the WWE since his return back. At Wrestlemania 30, Brock and Taker had a very entertaining match but Taker was exhausted during the mid/end of match while Brock looked like he could have fought a whole match again.
The point I'm making here is the only reason Taker is back is because of ratings. WWE has fallen into a ditch and Lesnar was the only person who was carring the company on his back. But he could only carry them for so long and that's when WWE brought Taker back to face Lesnar and make WWE ratings go up. Also let's face it, if WWE was still in the Monday Night War with WCW today, we would get our asses kicked. Don't get me wrong, Lesnar vs. Undertaker at SummerSlam is "Best for Business" in a fans point of view and ratings situation, but is it best for Undertaker's health? He looked good at Battleground and on Raw, but can he go through a whole match with the Beast again?
So what are you're thoughts? What do you think about the whole Lesnar vs. Taker at SS? Do you think this is "Best for Business" in a fan base/rating situation or a health/career stand point? Comment below!