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What will become of Brock Lesnar's demands?
In the wake of the bloody battle that transpired between John Cena and Brock Lesnar at WWE Extreme Rules, the eyes of the WWE Universe now turn to John Laurinaitis to see how the General Manager of Raw and SmackDown will handle the recent requests of the “new face of WWE.”
Before he signed on the dotted line to face the Cenation leader in an Extreme Rules Match, Lesnar made a series of demands to Laurinaitis on Raw SuperShow last Monday that the freakish brute expected to be fulfilled in short order. WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations admitted in a WWE.com exclusive interview that he was taken aback by Lesnar’s demands before conceding that he would find a way to make them work. ( WATCH)
Whether Laurinaitis will acquiesce to Lesnar’s demands remains to be seen. It is unclear whether Laurinaitis even has the authority to grant the former three-time WWE Champion with a pay raise or exclusive use of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon’s private jet – not to mention Lesnar’s unprecedented requirement that WWE’s marquee show should now be referred to as “Monday Night Raw, Starring Brock Lesnar.” Even if he does, can Laurinaitis come through on those terms before the WWE Universe descends upon Dayton, Ohio tonight?
Moreover, the terms of their agreement may not sit well with the WWE Board of Directors. WWE COO Triple H contacted Laurinaitis during Extreme Rules to discuss a pressing matter of unknown origin. It’s no secret that Triple H and Laurinaitis have not seen eye-to-eye since the latter drew scrutiny for his seemingly personal vendetta against WWE Champion CM Punk earlier this year. Could Triple H be chiming in now because he is unhappy with the revised arrangement between Lesnar and Laurinaitis? Or could he possibly be planning another performance review of the undisputed GM of Raw and SmackDown? Is Laurinaitis' job on the line due to these events? Could tonight be the night he loses control of both brands?
The ramifications of Extreme Rules may have created more dilemmas than it resolved, but be sure to tune into Raw SuperShow live tonight at 9/8 CT to see how Laurinaitis, Lesnar and Triple H finally get some answers.