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Brock Lesnar Is the Perfect Escape Plan for Ryback's Feud with CM Punk

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Justin LaBarFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2013

Brock Lesnar is the only exciting way out of the Ryback versus CM Punk situation.

Ryback was brought into the WWE Championship picture on a whim. The injury to John Cena in October meant WWE needed to find a challenger. To their credit, they took a gamble and surprised us by giving the new rising star a chance.

By all accounts, it wasn't a failure.

Ryback is more over than he was when he started. Ryback involved in the main event seem to hold the attention of the audience, so therefore it didn't fail in my eyes. It could have been handled better, because I don't think Ryback losing three months in a row on pay-per-view is the best thing.

However, I keep in mind last minute injuries to CM Punk, and John Cena was a big obstacle to his booking in that three month period.

Now once again, he finds himself in the crossfire of another obstacle―The Rock.

The Hollywood star is returning to his roots for a title match that's been unofficially advertised for six months. The match between The Rock and CM Punk for the title is set to take place three weeks after Ryback is suppose to get his rematch against Punk this Monday.

Not only does the title have to stay on CM Punk, but the champ needs to move full focus to The Rock. How do you do that without burying Ryback?

You deflect attention.

Brock Lesnar is also a client of Paul Heyman. Ryback is threatening to take the title off of CM Punk in a violent TLC match. It makes sense Heyman would bring in Lesnar to handle business.

It sticks with the theme of CM Punk has never been able to beat Ryback without help. It keeps the rivalry between CM Punk and Ryback open ended and can be revisited in the future after WrestleMania.

For now, Lesnar costs Ryback the title. Ryback has been screwed three times out of winning the title. He marches around screaming “Feed Me Brock.” Of course, Brock is nowhere to be found.

Finally, after the chase and heat on Lesnar is where it needs to be―the WrestleMania match is made.

Ryback needs a worthy opponent at his first WrestleMania given then year he's had. Brock Lesnar needs a worthy opponent for his first WrestleMania back in WWE and I don't think it should or will be Triple H.

Ryback versus Brock Lesnar is sexy on the marquee. The visual for the match graphic looks good. It looks like two guys who could beat the hell out of each other. Ryback has a subtle MMA feel to him with the intense, quick wins he's stacked up. He looks the part. The crowd's behind him.

If you add in Brock Lesnar's legitimate tough-guy swagger and Paul Heyman's ability to verbally cut Ryback down, the match could be a big draw.

A great non-title grudge match for WrestleMania in the New York City market.

JustinLaBar.com

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