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I don’t know what goes through the minds of WWE officials, but I want to play out the most ironic possible scenario.
The Rock is Undisputed Champion, but his star is shining brighter in Hollywood.
We’ve got to replace him. We’ve got to find someone younger, hotter, who will carry the load for WWE for decades to come. This man will love the sport and represent it in this new era. How ‘bout Brock Lesnar?
Perhaps it didn’t happen quite like that, but it is amazing to think that the two men who locked up at SummerSlam so many years ago would both leave to do big things elsewhere and then return at precisely the same time with similar contracts.
Yet, in their returns, they advocated two entirely different things.
The Rock campaigned heavily that he was still a part of WWE; that he still loved WWE; that he would always be a part and love the WWE.
Brock Lesnar continues his I just want a payday and wrestling is sort of beneath me ways.
Not only would this match attract the kind of attention that WWE wants and needs for WrestleMania, but there is something in me that believes the Rock would give Brock Lesnar a beating that fans would talk about for years.
I think, in my gut, the Rock would like to have this one. The crowd reaction, I’m sure, would be far different than their match at SummerSlam.
Plus, in booking this match, in placing it No. 1, it is with this asterisk: It's based on CM Punk facing Steve Austin. I believe a match with Steve Austin would do more for CM Punk than anything Brock Lesnar could do for him.
And we can argue who should face the Undertaker, but I’d still love to see it be John Cena. Cena fans would assume and believe that surely John Cena would break the streak, and Cena haters would be scared to death that WWE would grant that. Everyone would be on the edge of their seats, half the crowd for one reason and half for another.
And the Rock and Brock Lesnar would not only attract a ton of outside attention, but, again, I just believe the Rock would like to have his way with Brock Lesnar.
And while I wonder if Brock Lesnar believe he owes anybody anything, if ever there was a man he owes, it would be the Rock.