This past Sunday we witnessed the biggest beat down of the summer. Brock Lesnar destroyed this generation’s biggest hero in brutal fashion. It wasn’t even close. Seth Rollins might be the first Money in the Bank holder that’s going to let his contract expire and I don’t blame him. This is exactly what WWE needed for Brock Lesnar. He proved to the world that he is indeed a beast that needs to be conquered. Whoever that person is will surely get the biggest rub of the century. Until then, who should Brock continue to conquer? I think keeping the belt on him (no matter what his work schedule is) until Wrestlemania 31 is best for story line purposes. Everyone they throw at him could be built up as the guy that could defeat the beast, but fails, putting a stake through the hearts of the many fans that want to see him lose. Here’s a list of WWE superstars that Brock should conquer before he drops the belt to the next big thing.
Here’s a match that we haven’t seen on WWE programming since Randy Orton was a rookie. Randy has called Brock out on leaving the WWE for years and Brock has responded with his usual cocky attitude of not giving a damn. Their backstage dislike of each other can be used for a potential storyline down the road. Randy has the agility to counter many of Brock’s attacks. Randy is a better performer than he’s credited for and can tell one heck of a story in the WWE ring. The other plus side here is that fans will consider this a fresh feud since their match on Smackdown twelve years ago was meaningless. I consider this one of WWE’s last big feuds for Brock before he eventually leaves for good.
Love him or hate him you still want to see him take on The Beast. The Animal vs The Beast can easily headline any of the big four PPV’s. Especially now since Batista’s performance in Guardians of the Galaxy has won the hearts of many. WWE can use this to their advantage by having him return to challenge for the title around Hell in a Cell or Survivor Series while his performance is still fresh in people’s minds. Fans will be behind him this time and since the fans can’t stand Brock he should get one hell of a pop once his music plays while Brock stands in the ring. Given Batista’s size it’s believable that he would stand a fighting chance against Brock Lesnar. I understand that he and Brock respect one another so I can see Brock selling more for Batista than he would anyone else. The Animal vs The Beast is too good to pass up.
He’s Mr. Showoff, you know, but he’s also a rising star that needs a rub, even if it is a beat down. No way do I see Dolph beating Brock, but their match would definitely look good on television and would give Dolph a much needed popularity boost. He’s already over so a quick match on Monday Night Raw would not only help Dolph’s future, but will also give Brock one more fan favorite to eat while the kids cry. Dolph is the best seller in the WWE so I have no doubt he will make Brock look like a real beast in that ring. Brock doesn’t wrestle on Mondays, but this is something WWE should consider on the road to Wrestlemania.
Here is a guy that’s crazy enough to challenge Brock for the title and you know what? He’s crazy enough to win. Dean is unpredictable in that ring. You don’t know what he’s going to come up with next. Brock will throw him around the ring, but Dean will always come back with a swing. If that doesn’t work then his next swing will be with a steel chair. If that doesn’t work he’ll come back with brass knuckles. If that doesn’t work, well, you get the idea. Brock wouldn’t know what to do with Dean in that ring which could throw Brock off his game. Dean is heading for great things and a win over Brock is the rub he needs to make him a solid main eventer. I already see him as this generation’s Brian Pullman with the never give up attitude until I kick some ass of Stone Cold Steve Austin. If it ever happens I can see it being one of the best feuds WWE has to offer.
This match has been in the works for years now, but there was always something standing in the way. They want to wrestle each other again, Vince wants them to face off, and so does the WWE Universe so it’s going to happen sooner or later. The question is when will it happen and who will it benefit? In the short run this match will make the WWE a lot of money, but in the long run no new stars will be born. Having Rock beat Brock before someone else will take away all the heat Brock and Paul Heyman made for themselves. Booking this match before Brock drops the belt or loses will insure a Rock lose, taking away the suspense of who’s going to over. The match will be great for anyone who likes sports entertainment, but timing is everything here.
If anyone is going to beat Brock and take the title from him it’s going to be this guy. He’s being groomed to be the next big thing and there are talks of having him main event Wrestlemania 31 against The Beast. I would prefer Dean Ambrose, but Reigns has that “thing” about himself that gets the crowd going and asses out the seats. Dean would be able to get a better match out of Brock, but Reigns is their guy to carry the company next and in order for that to happen he has to defeat Brock for the title at the biggest stage of them all.
Given Brocks limited schedule these are the guys that I think he should face before his contract expires. He has another match against John Cena at Night of Champions. I doubt Brock’s going to lose because that will defeat the purpose of everything they’ve done with him. This is one Villain that Cena should not overcome. Save that for Dean Ambrose. Save it for Roman Reigns. Save it for a guy in that locker room that deserves the rub. After all, having a new star beat The Beast for the title is what’s best for business.
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