Brock Lesnar: Why Retirement Means Lesnar vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2011

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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After being dismantled by Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, Brock Lesnar was forced into retirement.

While Lesnar may hang his head in shame, he shouldn't. All this means is that he can close the weird chapter of his life where he wanted to try to distance himself from his true passion—wrestling.

In light of his retirement, it's imperative Lesnar ventures back to professional wrestling and the heart and soul promotion known as WWE. Vince McMahon's creation fostered the megastar we know today, and it is only fitting that Brock goes back to claim to his long lost love.

Lesnar is a wrestler through and through. That was always his main objective growing up, and it carried over to the Ocatgon. Though illness led to the man-beast's downfall, Lesnar will be able to continue building himself up to take on a part-time shift inside the WWE Universe.

All signs point to Lesnar returning to the squared circle to redeem himself and prove that he's still a phenomenal athlete. At this point, all eyes are on Undertaker as Lesnar's optimal opponent. These two battled to Hell and back in 2002, when Undertaker made Lesnar the superstar he is today.

After their epic encounter at UFC 121, UFC and WWE fans have been screaming for these two monsters to mix it up again. With Undertaker in the twilight of his own career, this would be the perfect opportunity to capitalize on both the interest of UFC and WWE by pitting two of the biggest superstar of each sport against one another. 

Though my dream would be for Lesnar and Undertaker to tear the house down at WrestleMania 28, co-headlining with The Rock and John Cena, it most likely is just a fan's dream. We know Lesnar will want time to heal his body and mind after taking such a beat down from Overeem.

Yet don't rule out WrestleMania 29. McMahon and the WWE creative team are on a new-found binge for advance booking. Like they planned for The Rock vs. Cena a year in advance, they could do the same for Lesnar vs. Undertaker. The year-long hype would blow away anything the wrestling and mixed martial arts industry has ever seen. 

Remember the training promos for Brock vs. Rock at SummerSlam 2002? Yeah, expect a lot of those, but even better. Now, we'd get to see Undertaker train in Death Valley while Lesnar soaks himself in ice cold baths while military pressing tree trunks with one arm. 

Lesnar and Undertaker had phenomenal chemistry in the ring. They are incredible athletes who can do everything and anything in the ring. They defy logic. Lesnar never had a better feud in his WWE career, and no man has ever manhandled 'Taker like Brock did nearly 10 years ago. Their animosity towards one another outside of the ring would only further fuel one of the best feuds of the new millenium. 

WrestleMania is the true Showcase of the Immortals. WrestleMania 29 would blow the roof off any other event known to mankind with Undertaker vs. Lesnar main eventing. This must happen, and all signs point toward it going down at some point in the near future.