Brock Lesnar's Best Opponents After WrestleMania Title Win vs. Roman Reigns

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2018

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Despite questions regarding his long-term future with WWE, Brock Lesnar beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans on Sunday to retain the Universal Championship.

Lesnar needed to hit six F5s, including one onto a commentary table outside of the ring. He also opened up a big cut on Reigns' forehead that left the challenger a bloody mess by the end of the match.

Reigns looked to put Lesnar away with a spear, but Lesnar countered and hit the sixth F5 to earn the win:


It took SIX F5s, including one THROUGH the announce table...but @BrockLesnar is STILL your #UniversalChampion! #WrestleMania https://t.co/St3BEDXEAc

With it looking like Lesnar will stick around for at least the immediate future, there are some intriguing potential opponents for him to face in the coming weeks and months.

It isn't yet known if Lesnar will take a hiatus with the title before returning at a later date, but if he is scheduled to defend the title at WWE's next pay-per-view, then there are some great options waiting in the wings.

Here is a closer look at three possible Lesnar opponents who would help WWE build on the momentum generated by The Conquerer's big WrestleMania win.


Bobby Lashley

Ten years after he last wrestled a match for WWE, Bobby Lashley could soon be back in the fold.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc) reported in January that Lashley was "almost for sure" going to sign with WWE after a successful run in Impact Wrestling.

Lashley had the makings of a future world champion during his first WWE stint, and although he enjoyed some success with United States and ECW Championship wins, he never managed to secure the WWE Championship.

The 41-year-old veteran has improved by leaps and bounds as a performer since leaving WWE, and his in-ring ability is now among his greatest assets.

Additionally, Lashley is 15-2 as a mixed martial artist, which gives him the type of credibility needed to be viewed as a legitimate threat to Lesnar.

Lashley would make a lot of sense as an opponent for Lesnar considering they both have MMA and amateur wrestling backgrounds and have yet to face each other in the realm of professional wrestling.

Few people can compare to Lesnar physically in terms of size and strength, but Lashley is among those who seem like they could truly give him a run for his money.

Lashley is a main event player who is seemingly ready for another WWE run, and going right after Lesnar would be the most impactful way to have him return.


Kevin Owens

With the Superstar Shake-up set to change up the Raw and SmackDown Live rosters soon, some top blue-brand stars could soon be on their way to Monday nights.

Among them is Kevin Owens, who has had major issues with SmackDown's leadership, making him a prime candidate to jump ship.

KO went from Raw to SmackDown as part of last year's Superstar Shake-up, but he enjoyed a ton of success on the red brand with a lengthy Universal Championship run.

Owens never had a rematch for the universal title after dropping it to Goldberg, which would make him a prime opponent for Lesnar.

It would also feel fresh since they have never had a televised one-on-one match, although they did lock horns at a house show last year.

While Owens isn't as physically imposing as Lesnar, he is a big brawler who also has the ability to go to the top rope or even mat wrestle due to his versatility. Owens is also a dastardly heel willing to pull out all the stops necessary to beat someone like Lesnar for one of WWE's biggest prizes.

When taking into consideration that potential for epic promo battles between Owens and Paul Heyman, there is a lot to like about a KO vs. Lesnar program.


Drew McIntyre

Former NXT champion Drew McIntyre is working his way back from an injury, but he could be an option to give Lesnar a run for his money.

According to WWE.com, McIntyre suffered a torn biceps in his title loss to Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT TakeOver: WarGames in November, and no timeline was given for his return.

After a three-year hiatus, the Scotsman returned to WWE last year when he appeared in the crowd at NXT TakeOver: Orlando.

He quickly rose up through the ranks of the WWE developmental system and became NXT champion before long. He has progressed in all areas since his release from the company, and he now looks like a credible candidate to be a title contender on the main roster.

In terms of size, look and the "it factor," McIntyre is one of the few Superstars under a WWE contract who can truly compare to Lesnar.

At 6'5" and 265 pounds, McIntyre measures up to Lesnar well, and he would pose a true threat to The Beast's claim to being WWE's top guy.

McIntyre enjoyed success during his previous main roster run with intercontinental and tag team title runs, but he is now much better equipped to go for a world championship.

If McIntyre is ready to return, he has the makings of a legitimate contender capable of realistically pushing Lesnar to the limit.


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