Despite not being a consistent member in the company and making appearances every single night, Brock Lesnar is easily one of the hottest commodities in the WWE today. He last made an appearance when he was involved in the main event of Summerslam in a Wrestlemania 30 rematch against The Undertaker and he hasn’t been seen since.
Lesnar begins what the company is calling the “Go to Hell Tour” next week when he takes on the Big Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This tour culminates in the rubber match between Lesnar and Undertaker at Hell in a Cell on October 25 which will be inside the latter’s specialty.
Having signed a two-year contract with the WWE back in March after retiring from MMA and the UFC, Lesnar will undoubtedly be a part of the company’s biggest pay-per-view event next year. That show is Wrestlemania 32 which emanates from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Fans, employees in the company, and even some of the superstars have already been speculating on who the Beast Incarnate will be facing off against at the biggest event of the year. Will it be a former superstar returning to prove they still have what it takes? Or will it be an up-and-coming superstar looking to prove themselves in the main event scene?
According to a report by Cageside Seats, there are rumors swirling that WWE has narrowed down the list of potential opponents for Lesnar down to four. Three of the names being mentioned might be obvious to some fans, but there is one name that may shock those who have followed the company for the last decade.
The plan for a long time has been for Lesnar to take on The Rock, but those were shot down once he got injured in a match against John Cena at Wrestlemania 29 and hasn’t wrestled since. The two of them faced off against each other over a decade ago, but the match would have a much different story behind it.
Lesnar defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns earlier this year, but that match never got a true ending to it. If Reigns is turned into the badass bad guy that fans want him to be, he could certainly build up a huge rivalry with Lesnar.
The reason the latter match didn’t have a true ending was because of Seth Rollins. He cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase and took advantage of both men and won the title, which he has held since that night. He could be another big possibility, but Lesnar would almost have to play the bad guy in this situation and fans don’t really want to see that happen.
The final potential opponent for Lesnar is Stone Cold Steve Austin. From a location standpoint, it makes sense. The show is in Austin’s home state and just a few hours north of his ranch in San Antonio.
However, this match may be about seven years too late. Austin hasn’t wrestled in over a decade and I don’t know if six months is enough for him to get back in ring shape. Unlike Undertaker, Austin has had multiple back, neck, and knee surgeries, so I don’t believe that he would be able to work a great match with someone the likes of Lesnar.
Plans could change. Lesnar could not even be a part of Wrestlemania, which is highly unlikely, but the show is still a long way off. There’s no telling who will face off against the former champion, but whoever it is will have to bring his “A” game to the fight.
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