In an update on the main event of WWE SummerSlam and Brock Lesnar defeating John Cena to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a report from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that Lesnar destroying Cena at the event was to put Lesnar over as strong as possible as a monster and make him break away from the rest of the roster, with the big question being who can defeat him when the opportunity arises.

The report notes that the company also wanted to get praise from the fans on Cena for not giving up in a situation that was as brutal as Lesnar’s beatdown, while Cena was heavily praised in the back for the way he went about losing to Lesnar, in what was deemed essentially a “main event squash match”.

WWE filmed segments with Lesnar following his title win backstage at Monday’s WWE RAW in Las Vegas, Nevada that will air on future episodes of WWE RAW as he’s not booked to appear every week.