Cards on the table up front, I'm not impartial on this because I'm beyond tired of Lesnar at this point.
Having admitted that, am I crazy or is it just short sighted to give him a run like that at this point? They've already trained the audience to think he's above most of the roster, what's the point in making that many guys look like chumps for a guy that's already a made man? Drew gets a rub off of being the man to eliminate him, but he was going over as the winner anyway.
Imagine if, instead, they had taken a similar route only had it be Keith Lee and cut it off after 9-10 guys instead of 13. You establish Lee as an up and coming monster on the second biggest show of the year, you can still have Drew be the guy who eliminates Lee and go on to win and I don't think he ends up with significantly less shine than he wound up with last night. So you're making two stars, you can put Drew over Brock and let him hold the title until Summerslam, Brock can piss off back to Saskatchewan or UFC (pretty please), and then you can run a McIntyre-Lee program when you're ready to bring him up out of NXT.
Overall I liked the match, it was different if nothing else and putting Drew over was a welcome surprise. But for the life of me I just don't see the point in going through all that for the 40+ year old part timer that for all that work ends the match no more over than he started.
I feel like they're 100% behind Drew in this case, and we'll see after Wrestlemania if this is the time that Brock can actually give someone the rub. If it works, great. If they put him over and then immediately stick him in a feud with Baron Corbin, though, I don't like his chances.
In other words, let it play out and see where it goes.