Brock Lesnar Needs Win vs. Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell for Long-Term Legacy

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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After watching Brock Lesnar destroy Big Show at the WWE Live event from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, it’s abundantly clear that The Beast must earn a victory over Undertaker at Hell in a Cell 2015.

In one of the most shocking outcomes in wrestling history, Lesnar started the feud against Undertaker by stealing a win and ending "The Streak" at WrestleMania 30.

After months of Lesnar's camp talking about beating The Deadman, Undertaker finally returned to take a win back at SummerSlam.

The problem was that the finish to Lesnar vs. Undertaker II was atrocious and made both men look awful. While Undertaker technically got the second victory to even up the series, the hope from the WWE Universe is that the rubber match at Hell in a Cell will help erase some of the memories of the SummerSlam battle.

One of the main reasons Lesnar must be victorious is the fact that it’s the most realistic outcome. At 50 years old, it’s hard to imagine The Deadman standing toe-to-toe with The Beast in a real fight and lasting more than a few minutes at his advanced age.

We know it’s WWE and it will book whatever it wants, but Lesnar should be portrayed like an unstoppable beastjust as he was against Big Show.

And it’s not like Undertaker needs the win. Both men know how to tell a convincing story in the ring, and the result will be another classic bout.

The key will be the finish, and The Deadman will come out of this rubber match looking just as strong as he always does. A loss to Lesnar would not hurt Undertaker’s aura at all, and as long as the fans get the music and theatrics the next time he shows up, they will forget all about the losses he has amassed in the recent months.

Lesnar must be booked like the strongest force in the WWE because—wait for it—he is.

After beating Undertaker, breaking Triple H’s arm and destroying John Cena, there is no man in the wrestling industry who is more dangerous than Lesnar.

Whether he is going after the WWE World Heavyweight Championship or not, Lesnar is the top star in the business and needs to be booked that way moving forward.

Undertaker was one of the biggest draws in wrestling for a long time, but his career is winding down and it’s time to start booking Lesnar in that position. The Beast is one of the biggest stars in all of sports and has true mainstream appeal.

With many legends like Undertaker and Sting starting to get too old to compete, WWE should be hanging its hat on Lesnar and Cena as the cornerstones of the brand moving forward.

Simply put, Undertaker taking the loss at Hell in a Cell could be the true proverbial passing of the torch.

As far as the booking goes for Hell in a Cell, this match will likely have another convoluted ending due to WWE’s dedication to the preservation of both characters. Depending on the health of Sting, this bout contested inside the steel structure could feature run-in attempts from both Demon Kane and The Icon.

After Undertaker and Lesnar put on a 15-minute battle inside the steel structure—something they proved they can easily do at SummerSlam—The Beast should start to get the upper hand and beat down The Deadman.

That would be the moment when Demon Kane arrives after his loss to Seth Rollins earlier in the night and rips the door off the cell to help his brother Undertaker.

With the Brothers of Destruction back together and getting the upper hand on Lesnar, that would be the perfect opportunity for Sting to hit the ring and make the save for The Beast. Not only would Sting neutralize Kane and eliminate him from the match, but it would also give WWE the chance to foreshadow the eventual bout between Sting and Undertaker.

Lesnar could earn the victory over The Deadman at Hell in a Cell, and Undertaker could blame Sting for the loss. The Beast could take on Kane at Royal Rumble as a co-main event, but the real focus would be on the start of the angle between Undertaker and Sting.

Regardless of the long-term booking for Lesnar and Undertaker, The Beast should earn the victory over The Deadman in the final chapter of the storied feud.

 

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