WWE: 7 Brock Lesnar Dream Matches
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Brock Lesnar is back.
After he hit a snag early on in his WWE return with an Extreme Rules loss to John Cena, "The Beast" came back with a vengeance this Sunday at SummerSlam and dismantled the WWE COO, Triple H.
Lesnar has now had two major matches since returning this April, going one-on-one with the face of the WWE and then following that up by taking on a future WWE Hall of Famer who he'd never previously stepped into the ring with.
For all intents and purposes, those were two dream matches for us WWE fans that many never expected to happen in 2012.
But now that we've seen Lesnar vs. Triple H and Lesnar vs. Cena, and now that Lesnar is going to be sticking around until WrestleMania 29, we will be able to witness even more must-see matches featuring "The Beast."
Here are seven Brock Lesnar dream matches that I want to see...that can actually happen.
7. Street Fight: Brock Lesnar vs. Sheamus
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Since Brock Lesnar returned to the WWE, the company has played up the idea that he is a "fighter" rather than a "wrestler" or "superstar."
This has been very obvious in his two matches, which didn't follow the formula of a traditional wrestling match and instead were all-out brawls.
Now, let me ask you this: Which major WWE star is one of the best brawlers around?
Yep, I'm talking about "The Great White," Sheamus.
Sheamus has excelled in the WWE in large part because of his physical, smash-mouth style—one that certainly resembles the in-ring style of one Brock Lesnar.
Were the WWE to put Sheamus and Lesnar in a one-on-one match under Street Fight (or No DQ or No Holds Barred) rules, what would result is an incredibly vicious fight between two absolute monsters.
Sheamus is one of only a few WWE stars who could step into the ring with Lesnar and be the taller, more physically imposing of the two, and that's precisely why this is a match that I gotta see.
It would be a war between two behemoths.
6. Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
At one point, it was rumored that Brock Lesnar would be taking on Randy Orton at this year's SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Clearly, that didn't happen. But it doesn't mean that it won't.
Orton is one of the WWE's most popular and marketable stars, which is reason enough to put him into a feud and match with Lesnar. But there's also a history between the two.
Both Orton and Lesnar debuted in the WWE in 2002 and instantly became two of the WWE's fastest-rising stars. Lesnar became the youngest WWE Champion in history while Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history.
They also crossed paths on occasion as they were both quickly rising up the ranks of the WWE, well on their way to becoming two household names.
Orton vs. Lesnar was a great battle of up-and-comers 10 years ago.
It would be a huge match between one of the most popular wrestlers on the planet and one of the biggest pay-per-view draws around.
5. Brock Lesnar vs. Dolph Ziggler
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With the way things are currently situated, both Brock Lesnar and Dolph Ziggler are currently heels, meaning that this match doesn't seem all that likely.
But with Ziggler's ever-increasing popularity, perhaps it actually could happen. Well, OK—maybe it's simply wishful thinking on my part.
I just really wanna see Ziggler vs. Lesnar at some point.
Lesnar has looked like an absolute beast in the ring in his two matches since his return, throwing around both John Cena and Triple H like rag dolls.
Now, just imagine what Lesnar would be able to do with a guy like Ziggler.
Ziggler's is an amazing bumper and seller, so I have no doubt that he could make Lesnar look like a million bucks while simultaneously giving Lesnar a much different type of opponent.
Cena and Triple H are much closer in size and strength to Lesnar, but Ziggler would provide Lesnar with a unique opponent because he's much smaller and quicker, but still has that amateur wrestling background that helps make him so great.
This match would worry me because I feel like Lesnar might just destroy Ziggler, but if booked right, it could be a potentially classic battle between the ruthless Lesnar and one of the best in-ring workers in the business in Ziggler.
4. 60-Minute Iron Man Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
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It was a 60-minute Iron Man match between Brock Lesnar and the WWE's best technical wrestler at the time, Kurt Angle.
So, how about another one?
Although I'm honestly not sure that Lesnar could go for 60 minutes these days, there's still a big part of me that wants to see him step into the ring for an hour-long war with the WWE's current best technical wrestler, Daniel Bryan.
Bryan has been on fire in the ring as of late, putting on must-see matches with anyone and everyone that he steps into the ring with. Lesnar, meanwhile, has stuck to brawls since his return.
I'd love to see the WWE change things up a bit by bringing Lesnar back to his roots as an amateur wrestler and letting him and Bryan do what they do best: Wrestle.
Bryan is so over right now that a face turn is certainly not out of the question, and should that happen, the WWE would be wise to capitalize on his popularity by putting him against "The Beast."
The Iron Man stipulation doesn't have to happen to make this match great, but it would be a nice throwback to Lesnar's best days when he could really go.
3. Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock
Ten years ago, Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock to win the WWE Championship in the main event of SummerSlam.
Yet, here we are in 2012, and there's talk that the two could face off again, this time at WrestleMania 29.
According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com (via Camelclutchblog.com), the creative plan at one point was for the main event of next year's WrestleMania to feature The Rock taking on Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
Like most other fans, I'm not particularly crazy about the idea of two part-timers competing for the WWE's most prestigious title at the biggest PPV of the year.
But I can certainly see why the WWE would do it. After all, it doesn't get much bigger than The Rock vs. Lesnar.
Lesnar is one of the biggest draws in MMA history and a huge name among wrestling fans. Meanwhile, The Rock is one of the most popular wrestlers ever and currently one of the biggest actors in Hollywood.
This match would appeal not only to wrestling and MMA fans, but to people across the world who are fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the actor.
Again, I'm a little hesitant about two guys competing for the WWE title at WrestleMania 29 only to bolt the company shortly thereafter, but the drawing power of this match alone would make it worth it.
Plus, with the way creative changes things up these days, this match might not even be under consideration anymore.
2. Submission Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker
The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar has happened before.
But that doesn't change the fact that this match would be absolutely huge were it to take place at some point in 2012 or 2013.
Ever since this happened back in 2010, the fans have been pining for it. They want to see Lesnar take on The Undertaker, preferably on the grandest stage of them all.
I mean, come on—how big would this match be?
A match that's actually two-plus years in the making, Lesnar vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 would do great things for the pay-per-view's buyrate.
The Undertaker defending "The Streak" has become one of WrestleMania's biggest selling points in recent years, in large part because of the superstars that he faces.
Everyone knows that the streak will remain intact, but regardless, whoever faces Undertaker is expected to steal the show.
Lesnar could be that guy in 2013, and just for good measure, he could try to end "The Streak" by making Undertaker tap out.
The Kimura submission maneuver has been Lesnar's go-to move, and Undertaker, of course, has the Hell's Gate submission that he got from MMA.
Give me a Submission Match between those two, and I'll be satisfied.
1. Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk
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In an unforeseen move, the return of Brock Lesnar was followed up by the return of Paul Heyman.
Despite his differences with Vince McMahon and the WWE, Heyman came back to the company and reunited with "The Beast."
As we can see, Lesnar is a "Paul Heyman guy."
And who else is a "Paul Heyman guy"? Oh yeah, that CM Punk guy who just so happens to be the WWE Champion.
I think you see where I'm going with this.
Once Punk cut that epic worked shoot last summer, mentioned Lesnar and called himself a "Paul Heyman guy," I wanted to see Punk vs. Lesnar one-on-one.
When Lesnar returned to the WWE back in April, that only increased my desire to see "The Beast" take on "The Voice of the Voiceless" in a battle of Paul Heyman guys.
I'd love to see Heyman involved in this feud, but honestly, that isn't even completely necessary.
Just utilize Lesnar like he should be utilized—put him in a match with Punk, and have him put Punk over.
The match would likely be great, but most importantly, Punk would come out looking fantastic, too.
Drake Oz is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter!