WWE: Would Brock Lesnar vs. Batista Draw?
Rajah.com recently reported that Batista is open to returning to the WWE.
Brock Lesnar is someone that Batista never had the opportunity to work with. According to the article, Batista feels "thinks they could do big business together."
Would Batista vs. Brock Lesnar actually draw?
The match would certainly have a "big match" feel to it. Lesnar is one of the biggest stars ever produced by the WWE and has been on a roll since returning.
Batista is also a huge star. As a babyface World Heavyweight Champion, he was Smackdown's top star. He would rise right back to the top upon his return.
Lesnar and Batista could draw as a major main event on name value alone. Wrestling fans would flock to see Lesnar and Batista square off for the first time.
Batista vs. Lesnar could potentially draw MMA fans, too. Lesnar's return has been a success because the MMA style he incorporates appeals to his MMA fans.
With Batista's training in MMA, Lesnar vs. Batista could definitely be a better fight than Lesnar vs. a Triple H or John Cena. A stronger focus on brawling would especially appeal more to Lesnar's following from his time in the UFC.
Batista and Lesnar are both well versed in the art of wrestling, as well. Lesnar has an impressive amateur wrestling background.
On the other hand, Batista's first place ranking in the 2005 edition of the PWI 500 speaks volumes of his abilities; both men are exceptional wrestlers and move well for their size.
Depending on how far Batista pursues his MMA career, a logical story between the two could focus on Lesnar's success and Batista's shortcomings. Paul Heyman could boast Lesnar's reign as UFC Champion.
Batista would already be over because of his return. Making him a sympathetic babyface would make fans want to see him get his hands on Lesnar even more.
Could Batista vs. Lesnar be a big draw?
Batista is spot on in saying that a match with Lesnar "could do big business".
Lesnar vs. Batista would appeal to wrestling and MMA fans alike. If Batista chooses to return to the WWE, Lesnar should be his first opponent.
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