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WWE: What Superstar Is Capable of Taking Down Brock Lesnar?

Nick HouserCorrespondent IIDecember 31, 2016

WWE: What Superstar Is Capable of Taking Down Brock Lesnar?

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    There are few men who can slow down Brock Lesnar's reign of terror, but if anyone can do it, guys like Triple H stand a pretty good chance.

    Since returning to the WWE just over a month ago, Lesnar has wreaked havoc.

    First, he obliterated John Cena.

    Cena may have won the match, but Lesnar made it clear that an end result to one match doesn't always equate to the end of domination.

    Lesnar's latest move saw him snap on Monday Night Raw, where he attacked Triple H.

    Sure, Lesnar has "quit," but we all know it's part of the story.

    With Lesnar spiraling out of control, who has the ability to step up?

    The following list of men stand the best shot at taming the beast that is Brock Lesnar.

Guys You Won't See on the List and Why

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    CM Punk/Chris Jericho/Daniel Bryan

    All of them are quick and technical. Brock Lesnar is almost as technically sound in the ring, though, and he possesses way more power. These guys are just too weak.


    The Big Show/Kane/Mark Henry

    All three men are large, powerful opponents to Lesnar. Lesnar can take any of them down with his speed and submission skills. Once they're on the ground, they don't stand a chance. These guys are just too slow.

John Cena

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    John Cena is the perfect mix of speed and strength.

    Though he got dominated at Extreme Rules, Cena still won the match.

    He proved Brock Lesnar is beatable.

    Take away the extreme rules and put Lesnar in a regular, one-on-one match with Cena, and it might work to Cena's advantage.

    I don't think we've seen the end of this feud just yet.

Randy Orton

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    My dark horse candidate for who can take down Brock Lesnar is Randy Orton.

    Like John Cena, Orton has a great mix of speed and strength.

    Unlike Cena, Orton doesn't seem to let things like pride or fear distract him.

    I'd be willing to bet Orton can dish out more punishment and—more importantly—take more as well.

    Where he lacks in technicality, he makes up for in heart.


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    Sheamus isn't nearly as fast as Brock Lesnar, but he can go toe-to-toe with Lesnar in size and strength.

    The key for Sheamus is to keep Lesnar upright. Like the slide before, if Sheamus goes to the ground, it could be over quick.

    Being slammed on your back is one thing.

    A boot to the face is another.

A Legend

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    There's a slew of legends that could get the job done, though it wouldn't be easy for any of them.

    Triple H looks to have the first shot at putting Brock Lesnar in his place.

    It should be a fantastic feud.

    Triple H is known for his brutality; his lack of compassion in the ring.

    Look at his recent body of work.

    He respects The Undertaker and his undefeated streak at WrestleMania. But that didn't cause refrain from pulling out all the stops.

    The Rock and The Undertaker would be interesting matchups as well, but both have had their shot and failed.

    Although, both stand at 0-1 against Lesnar, so the motive for a rematch is there.

    Stone Cold Steve Austin once meddled with Lesnar.

    That feud remains unfinished.

    If no one on the current roster can do it, someone from the past might have to force Lesnar to respect the roots of the business.


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    Dave Batista left the WWE in 2010.

    Some say it was over his displeasure with creative. Others say it was to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts.

    His MMA stint failed.

    Now Batista has had two years to get over any qualms he had with creative.

    It'd be an almost perfect story line, too.

    The WWE may—we still have to see—be heading in a new direction with the recent signing of Brock Lesnar.

    Imagine if they keep the trend going and re-sign Batista.

    Batista versus Lesnar could be "The Mega Powers Explode Round Two."

Brock Lesnar

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    Brock Lesnar might be taken down by Brock Lesnar.

    Lesnar could snap. He's already halfway there.

    Worse, he could self-destruct.

    It's easy to see a point at which Lesnar goes overboard in a story line or in real life.

    Creatively, he could lose it on everyone and turn the entire roster and WWE Universe against him. At this point, he'd have everyone gunning for him.

    If he misbehaves enough for real, the WWE could quickly put an end to the experiment.

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