WWE Extreme Rules: Can Brock Lesnar Actually Lose This Sunday?

Jonathan BachCorrespondent IIIApril 23, 2012

WWE has a bad habit of making matches with an obvious victor. And I'm not just talking about squash matches involving Ryback and Brodus Clay.

I've been looking at possible scenarios for the John Cena-Brock Lesnar match that will be taking place at Extreme Rules and I'm starting to think that this might be another one of those instances where it wouldn't make any sense for one competitor to lose.

Obviously, Brock Lesnar was brought back for a reason. But I doubt it was for him to lose his first match back.

It's like if Stone Cold Steve Austin decided to come back for a match, and everyone is excited and cheering, and then he loses and the fans say to themselves, "Oh...that sucks." Or when you watch a basketball game and with two seconds left, a player throws up a game-winning shot but ends up bouncing it off the side of the rim. It would suck the life out of the momentum with Brock Lesnar.

What can WWE do with Brock Lesnar losing? Maybe he'll be even more pissed off than he already is and continue to feud with John Cena. But the problem with this is now we know John Cena can beat him.

Maybe he can turn his focus towards the WWE Championship? It won't make much sense because he just lost a match against John Cena, and if either of them deserve a title shot, it would be Cena.

It makes more sense for Cena to lose. I can see Cena losing and going through his typical "I will never quit" act and keep the feud going because he wants to redeem himself. Or we can see Cena break away from the Brock Lesnar feud and have him continue his downward spiral and have a heavy, long losing streak.

Lesnar winning has two options WWE can go with: keep beating up John Cena or challenge CM Punk, someone who is in an already dead feud with Chris Jericho (not because of the matches, more because of the stupid alcohol storyline).

Hopefully, WWE's creative team has something special for this match and the aftermath of it.