WWE Raw Is Overlooking Two Possible Royal Rumble Opponents For Brock Lesnar
December 5, 2017 - WWE
WWE Raw has a vital problem: The artistic group can’t find anyone for Brock Lesnar to face during The Royal Rumble.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t SEScoops), WWE is uncertain who Lesnar will combat during a company’s initial pay-per-view of 2018 or if he’ll even urge a Universal Championship on a show:
Per a news from Wrestling Observer Newsletter, skeleton for Lesnar’s Rumble coming are now adult in a atmosphere though there has been speak that he could be operative a non-title compare during a event…With common frontrunners to take on Lesnar such as Balor, Reigns, Strowman and Samoa Joe expected out of a running, a possibilities for Lesnar are really thin. Lesnar is reliable to be a partial of a eventuality though it’s not indispensably a given that he defends his title.
The Observer’s Dave Meltzer (h/t Ringside News) also mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that, in further to a aforementioned names, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are doubtful options given Wyatt hasn’t been requisitioned strongly adequate while Rollins and Ambrose are now operative as a tab team. Of course, Balor no longer seems to be a picturesque choice possibly given Vince McMahon reportedly doesn’t consider Balor is “over enough,” which is equivocal absurd nonetheless McMahon’s apparent position seems to be upheld by a new up-and-down engagement of “The Demon King.”
The miss of suitable opponents for Lesnar is a problem combined by WWE itself due to a overly clever engagement of “The Beast,” and it’s one of many reasons because Lesnar is now expendable. But still, a thought that there is no one for Lesnar to face during a 2018 Royal Rumble is only an forgive for idle booking. In fact, there are other options for Lesnar to face during a pay-per-view as prolonged as a artistic group can get, well, a small creative.
Option No. 1? Though this might not lay good with some fans: John Cena.
Yes, Cena and Lesnar have faced any other four times (three times in singles action) given Lesnar returned in 2012, though they combined pristine sorcery any and any time they wrestled. Their hitch during Extreme Rules in 2012 was positively tremendous. Their SummerSlam 2014 was one of a many noted matches in WWE story due to Lesnar’s mastery of Cena. They had another good hitch during Night of Champions 2014, and their triple hazard compare that also concerned Seth Rollins during a 2015 Royal Rumble is one of a best triple hazard matches in WWE history.
The 2018 Royal Rumble PPV would symbol roughly accurately 3 years given a dual final faced any other, and if WWE is looking for a vital pull for that event, afterwards Cena vs. Lesnar is it. Of course, Cena and Lesnar have prolonged been called WWE’s dual biggest draws, and that’s something that is certainly upheld by YouTube viewership and a elementary fact that they have been WWE’s dual top paid stars for any of a final dual years.
WWE might want a elementary story to tell during Royal Rumble, and if so, it’s Cena attempting to win his record-breaking 17th universe pretension from a scarcely unbeatable Lesnar, a male who has dominated Cena given his lapse 5 years ago. The story sells itself, and could potentially go a prolonged approach toward branch around WWE’s low TV ratings and struggling WWE Network subscriber count. Plus, given a star energy involved, is one that would give a 2018 Royal Rumble a marquee singles compare it needs to go along with a genuine categorical event, a 30-Man Royal Rumble match.
Option No. 2, however, is a small riskier: Jason Jordan.