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WWE: Who Will Brock Lesnar Face Next?

David LevinSenior Writer IIJanuary 8, 2017

WWE: Who Will Brock Lesnar Face Next?

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    He is going to resurface, and he is going to cause more pain.

    Welcome to Brock Lesnar’s world.

    With SummerSlam in the rearview mirror, and Night of Champions and the final four PPV events in sight for the year and the WWE, Lesnar’s presence or lack thereof is still on the minds of the fans and the culture of the company.

    And before we go any further, I know that wrestling is predetermined. There is no need to educate me on the outcome of matches. I’ve been doing this a lot longer than some of you might think.

    That said, let’s get on to business.

    Lesnar has taken out a few of the WWE veterans in Shawn Michaels and Triple H in recent weeks, and now will sit in the shadows (retired!) and wait for the next opponent to pounce on.

    We cannot wait to see who the next abused will be.

    Here are a few wrestlers who may be waiting for the chance to test their skills with the beast.

    While Lesnar is as intimidating as ever, and as manipulative and sadistic as he has ever been, the fact he is not a regular, full-time mat man may play into the hands of some of his future opponents.

Randy Orton

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    For the oddest reason, this is the match I want to see.

    Orton may be added to the World title match at Night of Champions, and he needs a really good run now that he is back from suspension.

    He looks like a logical opponent for Lesnar.

    The only issue I have with this is that I think Orton is better as a heel right now. He could challenge Sheamus for the World title in that capacity.

    If that were to happen, then all bets are off for this type of match.

Sheamus

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    At some point, Lesnar is going to want gold. If he takes the World title route, then let the showdown happen.

    Shemaus has been a beast himself lately, although his program with Alberto Del Rio is awful.

    Sheamus is the type of brawler who could handle this type of man in the ring.

    I'm not saying Sheamus would beat Lesnar, but the matchup would be pretty awesome.

Ryback

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    The past and present taking on the future.

    This cannot happen yet, but it should.

    Ryback is still a little green for this match, and Lesnar will not work with him to sell. Or at least I don't see that happening.

    It is certain the WWE will have Ryback holding gold in the future, and a program against Lesnar would allow him to be ready for the challenges of other large opponents down the road.

The Rock

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    Coming to a PPV near you soon.

    This is the one match we all want and need to see.

    Hell, the WWE needs this match to happen, possibly with the WWE title on the line.

    Since I do not see The Rock as a champion with the WWE title around his waist for an extended period of time, maybe this is the way Lesnar finally gets gold.

CM Punk

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    This cannot happen if both men are heels.

    I don't see CM Punk making a transition back to the Punk we saw two months ago, but it does bring up some great opportunities.

    While I do not like these kinds of matches, Punk is the type of fighter who can stand with Lesnar because of his style of mat skills and high-flying arsenal.

    Is this a match that has WWE title implications? Maybe.

    But this is certainly a match that can change the direction of this company.

Kane

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    He is working a good program with Daniel Bryan right now. But in the future, is the Big Red Machine the perfect choice for Lesnar?

    Even in his 40s, Kane still has what it takes to be one of the best in the company.

    And he is one of the best when it comes to selling for an opponent.

    The complexity of Kane's character is also great in that his mind games could be a real challenge to Lesnar.

    Maybe that is how the program should be written.

Undertaker

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    WrestleMania 29.

    We all want to see this. The headline match. The Undertaker's final appearance.

    If there was one opponent besides Kane that we could see face Undertaker in his final match, this would be the opponent.

    Lesnar will bark that he is retiring another legend. Undertaker doesn't lose in his own backyard.

    What a match.

Shawn Michaels

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    This is a match that must take place now.

    After what happened before SummerSlam, the need for revenge is sweet.

    I thought there would be an HBK/HHH matchup at WrestleMania 29, and in the back of my mind, there still may be one.

    But there has to be a way these two get in the ring.

    David vs. Goliath? Yes. A great matchup? No.

    This would certainly pack the house and sell seats for a PPV event.

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