Brock Lesnar and WWE: 7 Reasons Why He Shouldn't Face Undertaker At Wrestlemania
The rumors machine is running wild in the last few days with Brock Lesnar itching the fans with a possible comeback in WWE.
After a short buzz in October after his "meeting" with The Undertaker, the idea of a confrontation between them at Wrestlemania 27 caught the imagination of the WWE Universe. That mediatic storm was finally short lived when Dana White made clear Lesnar would not be associated with WWE any time soon, not as long as he was under contract with UFC.
But here we go again. It's a secret for no one now: Apparently, Brock Lesnar would like to sign with WWE and leave the UFC.
Following that news, the rumors about a match between him and The Undertaker resurfaced and many members of the IWC would like to see such an encounter.
But I dare to dissent. Lesnar vs. Undertaker is not a good idea and the following slideshow will give seven reasons why that match should not happen.
1. The Undertaker Is Not in Good Shape
The Undertaker didn't look in very good shape at the last Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.
The Undertaker is 45-years-old and he's no longer in great shape after all the injuries he suffered in more than 20 years spent in a wrestling ring.
At the age of 33, Brock Lesnar is still in his prime and he is probably in his best shape ever.
He would have to carry The Undertaker at Wrestlemania and the match could be decent at best. The problem is that Lesnar is too rusty as wrestler.
For an Undertaker mark like me, it's hard to admit, but he is at the end of his roll. His best years are far behind him and he can't be carried by someone rusty like Brock.
2. It Would Make No Sense to Put Brock Lesnar on the Losing End
Brock Lesnar is a genuine force of nature and he already defeated a younger Undertaker in 2002.
Lesnar was an instant main eventer when he debuted with WWE and he defeated The Undertaker almost with ease in 2002, when both were eight years younger.
Brock Lesnar was a top draw, he was the "Next Big Thing" and he actually was big. He was an unstoppable wrecking machine who annihilated everyone on his path.
So, IF he ever comes back, it won't be to lose at Wrestlemania and there is no way The Undertaker can lose neither.
3. Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker Would Give No Benefit to WWE and the Fans
Vince McMahon at the Fan Appreciation Supershow this last October. Hopefully he won't disappoint the fans with a no-contest at Wrestlemania.
Such a match would give nothing to WWE and to the fans. The Phenom doesn't need that match to build or solidify his legacy and the same could be said about Lesnar.
Unless breaking the streak is condition for Lesnar to sign again with WWE, The Undertaker's streak will always be alive. The only way the streak could end is IF The Deadman accepts that condition to get Brock back; he would do it, but only for the good of WWE.
As stated in point number two, there is no way any of them can lose. And I dare to hope Vince McMahon won't pull out a no contest, with a double countout or a double disqualification.
But let's say Lesnar is scheduled to win, what would be the meaning to have kept the streak alive to scrap it just like that?
On the other hand, if he accepts to lose, that would completely ruin his comeback. They would not screw what would probably be the biggest comeback ever in the WWE history.
4. Brock Lesnar Should Face an Established Wrestler or a Rising Star
An established wrestler or a rising start would benefit more from a match against Lesnar than The Undertaker.
This point is related to the previous one. Lesnar should face a veteran with five or more years remaining to his career or even a rising star.
Obviously, Brock won't be on the losing end IF he comes back. But if someone like Randy Orton, John Cena, Edge or even Kane faces him in a valiant losing effort, it would not hurt any of them and it could set the stage for a good rivalry.
If a rising star like CM Punk, Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston or Daniel Bryan performs well against "The Next Big Thing" it will launch for good a mega push, no matter the outcome.
5. Many Other Wrestlers Could Give the Fans a Better Match Than The Undertaker
Someone like Sheamus or Jack Swagger could deliver a great show against Lesnar and it would give them some credibility.
All the wrestlers I mentioned in the previous point can easily deliver a better match than The Deadman.
Even Sheamus or Jack Swagger would make the encounter more interesting despite we already know the result of the match. John Morrison or The Miz could also give a good show against Lesnar.
6. Brock Lesnar Should Battle for a World Title or to Be Some Kind Of Savior
Lesnar could destroy The Nexus, doing what Cena failed. Or he could go for the WWE Title and destroy The Miz in the process.
There is also another major point to consider: Lesnar won't come back to face anyone just like that. If there is no gold on the line, I doubt he will be interested to do the move.
If it's not for a World Championship, Brock might come back as some kind of savior, with a mission.
There will certainly be an evil wrestler, deeply hated by the fans, that will have to be put out of action (The Miz?). Or, even better, Lesnar could succeed where John Cena failed, by destroying The Nexus and their new leader.
7. With Maybe The Comeback of All Times, Lesnar Deserves The Spotlight
At the last Wrestlemania, the spotlight was on both the streak and HBK's retirement.
If he decides to come back, he will have to be in the spotlight and a match against The Undertaker would prevent that.
Even Shawn Michaels had to struggle against the prestige of the streak for his retirement match. Sure, he wanted to get his last match against the only one who could match his legendary status, but it attenuated the importance of the event for HBK in some way.
Lesnar's comeback must be the talk of the day and he won't just be the 19th victim of The Phenom.