WWE Extreme Rules 2013: Who Is the Most Suitable Opponent for Brock Lesnar?

SMG@sethguttAnalyst IIApril 11, 2013

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According to WrestlingInc.com, Brock Lesnar is expected to be in action at WWE Extreme Rules 2013, but his opponent is unknown at this time. With his feud against Triple H seemingly over and a newly signed deal, Lesnar should be put in a more believable and meaningful feud.

The Rock had been mentioned as a possible opponent for Brock Lesnar, but this would be a lose-lose situation.

Anytime WWE has part-time wrestlers against one another, there is a lack of meaning to the feud. Triple H and Brock Lesnar was a prime example of this. Although Lesnar may have an extended deal with WWE, his appearances may still be infrequent.

The same argument can be made for a feud with The Undertaker. Undertaker only wrestles once a year at WrestleMania, and chances are Brock Lesnar will not be the one to end the streak.

Does anyone want to see John Cena-Brock Lesnar II? WWE has the opportunity to give fans two rematches for two pay-per-views in a row. Although a rematch would give WWE fans more ammunition to continue making their jokes (like they did with Rock and Cena), this rematch is unlikely.

John Cena is now WWE champion and seems to be on the road to facing Ryback at Extreme Rules. Speaking of Ryback, he along with Chris Jericho, Sheamus and Randy Orton are all Superstars who seem to already have opponents for Extreme Rules. Jericho may have a rematch against Fandango, while Sheamus and Orton may end up in a Triple Threat match against Big Show.

So what other big names in WWE are left to face Brock Lesnar at WWE Extreme Rules 2013?

There’s only one. CM Punk.

Punk is the only top name that would be a suitable opponent for Extreme Rules. Like Lesnar, Punk’s feud with his WrestleMania opponent, The Undertaker, is over. Unlike the other Superstars mentioned, Punk doesn’t have an obvious opponent for Extreme Rules.

Although the report mentioned earlier discussed Punk not wrestling at Extreme Rules, he can have a part-time schedule in this feud. Punk only needs to be on WWE TV when Lesnar is there.

How would this feud be believable and meaningful?

Paul Heyman.

Heyman has been managing both Punk and Lesnar the last few months, but WWE has yet to address the situation. WWE has yet to address the relationship between Punk and Lesnar. Heyman has always been viewed as a great mouthpiece for Lesnar, but he's unnecessary for Punk. The most logical course of action would have Heyman side with Lesnar against Punk.

However, Punk has been the top heel in WWE since Raw 1000 and WWE may not want to change that.

CM Punk is the most suitable opponent for Brock Lesnar at WWE Extreme Rules 2013, if Lesnar even wrestles at the event. If Punk is sitting out the pay-per-view, WWE would be wise to have Lesnar sit as well.

Unless WWE plans to push Lesnar toward the WWE or World Heavyweight title, there is no one that will feud with Lesnar who can provide meaning to the match.

With John Cena as the new champion and possibly feuding with Ryback, the WWE title doesn’t seem like a logical place for Lesnar. Plus, with Dolph Ziggler finally becoming World Heavyweight champion, the last thing WWE should do is cut his reign short for a part-time wrestler.

Who do you think would be the most suitable opponent for Brock Lesnar at WWE Extreme Rules 2013? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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