Brock Lesnar Will Emerge from WrestleMania XXX a Bigger Star Than Ever

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Brock Lesnar Will Emerge from WrestleMania XXX a Bigger Star Than Ever
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Regardless of whether he wins or loses when he faces The Undertaker, expect Brock Lesnar to emerge from the WrestleMania XXX event a far bigger star than he was going in.

Alas, WWE hasn’t exactly made the most of the former MMA megastar over the last two years.

Having him job clean to John Cena in his first match back at Extreme Rules probably wasn’t the best idea—nor was placing him in a lengthy and mediocre feud with Triple H.

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Oh, Lesnar’s return hasn’t been a Dave Batista-like disaster—he is still very over as a monster heel and few can elicit terror and fear like he can—but it’s been hard to fight the feeling that management really hasn’t capitalized on his immense talents since WWE signed him in the spring of 2012.

The flat buyrate for last year's SummerSlam, per WrestlingInc., built largely around the Beast and CM Punk, may prove that the company's less-than-stellar booking has damaged the behemoth's drawing power from his UFC days.

Thankfully, though, that should change at WrestleMania, and the star should see his profile skyrocket.

For one thing, Lesnar could end The Undertaker’s infamous streak, cementing his place in WWE history.

Of course, this probably won’t happen.

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"The Streak" will never end (probably).

Let's be honest: If company men Triple H and Shawn Michaels couldn’t do it (Triple H has even had three attempts at it), what are the chances Vince McMahon will give Lesnar that huge honor?

However, I personally wouldn’t rule it out entirely.

WWE has proven over the last few years that it enjoys swerving fans and shocking people. And what would be a bigger swerve than having Lesnar definitively end Undertaker’s legendary WrestleMania run? It’s a long shot, but it’s not out of the question.

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Paul Heyman checks on a wounded Lesnar.

More likely, though, it will be an excellent performance in the match itself that gets Lesnar in the history books.

Lesnar almost always performs well in the big matches.

His blood-filled, ultra-violent fight with Cena at Extreme Rules was one of the most gripping WWE bouts in years (it was just a shame about that ending).

His encounters with Triple H were also great, even compensating for the lacklustre storyline that accompanied the feud.

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CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam last year was a classic.

And who can forget his dazzling and astonishingly brutal Match of the Year candidate with CM Punk at last year’s SummerSlam?

People can accuse Lesnar of being a part-timer who’s solely around for the paycheck, but, really, that’s grossly unfair. The former UFC star may not step into the ring that often, but when he does, the results are phenomenal. On no possible level can he ever be accused of phoning it in.

Combine this with The Undertaker’s insane work ethic and drive to have the best match on the WrestleMania card, and it’s very likely these two men will churn out a show-stealing classic on April 6.

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The involvement of Paul Heyman, who can garner intense fan hatred like no other, at ringside is also a big bonus.

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(The inevitable moment when Undertaker delivers a well-deserved Tombstone to the meddling manager will surely cause the tens of thousands of fans inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to go absolutely mental.)

And who knows? Following Lesnar’s sterling performance at WrestleMania, maybe a run with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship won’t be out of the question, either.

It really is time that “The Pain” got his hands on the title, isn't it?

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