The Beast Incarnate has two losses on his resume since returning to WWE the night after WrestleMania 28, in 2012.
One of them was to Triple H at WrestleMania 29 last April, and he managed to right that wrong the following month at Extreme Rules.
The other? His Extreme Rules match two years ago to John Cena. It is the one blemish he has not had the opportunity to correct.
Their first match was a legitimate Match of the Year candidate that managed to take a Chicago crowd, whose hatred for Cena is well known, and turn them in Cena's favor, thanks to an unholy beating suffered at the hands of the Beast, and a dramatic comeback spot late in the bout.
The blood and violence in that match played a huge role in the lasting effect it had on fans. The sight of a bloodied, beaten Cena managing to come up with one lucky strike before planting Lesnar with the Attitude Adjustment and scoring an improbable win was great booking. Despite the loss, the monstrous Lesnar maintained his aura of invincibility while Cena continued to build upon his legacy.
Thus far, 2014 has seen a meaner, angrier and more focused Lesnar than the one fans were exposed to during his first two years back with WWE. What better way to capitalize on that attitude change than by booking him in the one big rematch the company still has to offer in front of what is sure to be a huge audience in New Orleans on April 6?
With Paul Heyman accompanying Lesnar, he can address the audience and sell the match as Lesnar's one big regret since returning to WWE and really put over the importance a win over Cena has to his client.
Cena, the ultimate hero, can be the Superstar to stand up to the biggest bully on the block.
The likelihood of said rematch may be low, thanks to Lesnar's apparent involvement in the WWE title picture and rumors of a potential match between he and Undertaker, but the biggest stage in wrestling would be fitting for the big rematch.
To even attempt to live up to the original, however, the company would have to waive its "no blood" rule and allow the performers to try to replicate the violent nature of their first bout. If that does not happen, the likelihood of the rematch living up to the lofty standards set by the 2012 match decreases significantly, regardless of when it takes place.