What if Brock Lesnar leaves WWE with the Universal Championship after SummerSlam?
#4 The Part-Time Champion Experiment Ends
Brock Lesnar is on his second world title reign as a part-time competitor. While it could be argued men like Hulk Hogan worked similar schedules historically, Lesnar is a rarity in the modern scene, following only The Rock, and followed only by Goldberg as guys on short-term or limited date deals who nonetheless won the top prize in the company.
There’s always been risked involved with a champion not fully committed to the company. Such a champion might embarrass the company with his outside exploits, or his limited dates could run the risk of fans losing interest in him.
If Lesnar were to walk, then this would definitively be the time when the experiment caught up to WWE. It may be some time before a returning legend or a part-timer with other career commitments would be trusted on top again.