About a week ago, the WWE presented Brock Lesnar with a new deal. As of this article, he has still not inked the offer.
However, if/when he does, the WWE already has some ideas for potential foes in 2013.
As noted before, WWE has offered Brock Lesnar another 1 year contract - believed to be similar to the current deal that expires at WrestleMania 29 in the sense that it's for few dates and several million dollars.
Lesnar has not signed the contract yet but word going around is that there's a good chance he will sign.
The big opponents being discussed for Lesnar in 2013 are CM Punk and Randy Orton. Lesnar vs. Orton had been discussed for 2012 but plans changed.
Ultimately, I completely understand why the WWE would put Lesnar in a feud with Punk. It makes total sense considering the two have the same manager/adviser in Paul Heyman. In years past, it was acceptable for a manager to have a stable of wrestlers. Then, for some reason, the WWE decided to stray away from this formula and only allow managers to represent one client.
That is completely baffling.
That being said, there appears to be no way that Heyman will be able to manage both men once Lesnar returns. Therefore, both men will be vying for Heyman's services, which could be the catalyst behind the feud. Any way you slice it, this would be a solid and compelling feud as both Punk and Lesnar are money in the ring.
Now, that brings us to Randy Orton. Overall, this feud would be awful, especially considering Orton's persona is extremely tired and needs to be revamped. A feud with Lesnar would mean that Orton would continue to be a face and the fact is, Orton as a face is bad for business.
In the end, just like Lesnar's contract, these feuds are up in the air. If he does return, however, you can rest assured that the WWE will do its best to utilize Lesnar's limited time to its advantage.
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