On Aug. 25, 2002, a new force cemented his name amongst the industry's elite after just five and half months in the WWE. That man was none other than "The Next Big Thing," Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar defeated The Rock for his WWE Undisputed Championship at one of the greatest SummerSlam pay-per-views of all-time. As "The Great One" began to ease himself out of the company and into Hollywood, he handed off the company's reins to Lesnar with the surprising defeat.
Unfortunately for both Rock and Brock fans, the two megastars wouldn't stick around much longer. Lesnar and Rock left the WWE after their respective matches at WrestleMania XX.'
Brock completely vanished from the company, trying his hand in the NFL and the UFC.
Rocky wasn't exactly there, either. Despite making sporadic appearances, "The People's Champ" found a ton of success in the movie world.
That, however, has just changed. With The Rock's victory over John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII and Lesnar's return to Monday Night Raw the very next night, we now know that both guys have brought their presence back to the WWE ring.
So what's next?
Well for Rocky, we already know of his future plans in the business. Right before taking another break from wrestling, Rock revealed that he will once again return to start his road to the WWE Championship.
For Lesnar, on the other hand, it may be a bit different. Brock signed a one-year deal with the company which entails a limited number of appearances on shows and pay-per-views. This means he'll probably be around much more than The Rock.
Either way, this would be a main event of epic proportions. Both are WWE legends, big-time celebrities and two guys we would certainly want to see in the ring again.
Although the Rock vs. Cena match was dubbed as "Once in a Lifetime," this potential matchup would bring about a lot more interest within the wrestling community as well as the rest of entertainment business.
If I were booking this feud, I would have Brock enter WrestleMania as the WWE Champion. I would have him pick it up anywhere from the Royal Rumble to Elimination Chamber.
The Rock would gain No. 1 contendership after making his first reappearance as the 30th entrant of the traditional Royal Rumble match. His return and subsequent victory at the pay-per-view would undoubtedly deliver some of the greatest pop the industry has ever seen.
This would then set the stage for the most star-studded WrestleMania main event since Hulk Hogan teamed up with Mr. T to face Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful himself, Paul Orndorff.
As far as determining a winner, it may not really matter. Even if creative books Lesnar as a monster heel, there's no way the crowd will be turning on him. Both would be faces in the crowd's mind and would receive huge pop from the New York/New Jersey crowd no matter what.
If I had a preference, I would give it to Rocky just to complete a final title run if he doesn't have the strap by then.