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Who Will Brock Lesnar Face At WrestleMania 32?

Who Will Brock Lesnar Face At WrestleMania 32?

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Who Will Brock Lesnar Face At WrestleMania 32?
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If Brock Lesnar isn’t facing Stone Cold Steve Austin or the Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, then who will he face?

In last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer said that current plans have the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar wrapping up their feud at Hell In A Cell, leaving everyone to wonder what the WrestleMania plans are for both men.

For now, we’ll just focus on Brock Lesnar.

At Night Of Champions, WWE showed a video narrated by Paul Heyman announcing the Lesnar will also be on the WWE Network’s Stone Cold Podcast. This caused fantasy bookers to automatically think that meant Steve Austin was coming out of retirement to face Lesnar at WrestleMania 32.

Austin said, “Eh, eh!”

In the same Observer story, Meltzer said the current plans don’t have Rock facing Lesnar either.

So who will Brock Lesnar face at WrestleMania 32? We have our guesses and one of us doesn’t believe the Lesnar/Undertaker program will be done.

Alan: Kevin Owens

So is this likely to happen based on the way Mr. Steen has been slotted in the past two months? Of course not. But here’s why it should. With Daniel Bryan currently inactive, Kevin Owens is the best potential opponent for Brock Lesnar. I’ve been watching Kevin since 2005, and I think I know his strengths as a performer pretty well – as a character and a wrestler. You need someone to hang with Paul E in the promos, Kevin’s the guy. You need someone who can find a way to legitimately make you feel sympathy for Lesnar in a “getting heat” style angle, Kevin’s the only guy I’d trust to do this. You need someone to absolutely kill themselves when it’s time to get pinballed by The Beast, look no further than Owens. I can also tell you, and please believe me when I say this, there is not a single other wrestler on earth who would be as motivated as Kevin by getting this program. He would throw his mind and body into this like nobody else and I truly believe he could help make it Brock’s most interesting and entertaining program yet. We can always dream!

Duan: The Undertaker

I think it’s going to be Taker’s last match. My feeling is the reason he’s been more active this year is because he’s building up to the big final showdown.

Big D: Randy Orton

Whomever Brock Lesnar faces at Wrestlemania 32 has to be a huge deal, not only because of the venue and the history, but also to justify the money that they are forking over to him. If it’s not going to be Steve Austin, The Rock, or The Undertaker blowoff, possibly the three most mainstream matches they could possibly do to pull in the casual audience or the audience from the boom period, then it would have to be someone on the current active roster. The question is who?

I’ve been racking my brain about this. Daniel Bryan would be fun, but not a guarantee. Cena has been done. Wyatt and Ambrose are dark horses, but to me, I’ve narrowed it down to two guys who, quite honestly, are in serious need of rebuilding, but are my best choices; Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. We know for a fact that WWE wants to rematch Roman and Brock at some point down the road so making them clash at Mania 32 in a rematch of Mania 31 wouldn’t be bad at all. In addition, there was scuttlebutt back in 2013 that they also were wanting to match up Randy with Brock for a big match because they have a lot of chemistry, they’ve been pals since OVW and are both part of that epic 2002 graduating class of OVW, and we haven’t seen them work since September of 2002. I think it would be a very rough and well worked match, but naturally Randy Orton would HAVE to be rebuilt to an A list player.

If Roman is booked against Cena, which is likely, then my choice is Young Randall.

GG: Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins has had an interesting 2015. I find him entertaining and I think his matches are of very high quality. But there’s still something missing. At times, even though he’s the champ, he plays the lackey role. And there’s no denying that even though his booking has been less than passable, the ratings have gone downhill with him as champion. It’s not like it’s his fault, but it will always be on his record.

With the year about half way over and no Sheamus cash-in to be found, I’d keep the belt on Rollins until WrestleMania 32. Have Lesnar beat the Undertaker at Hell In A Cell and let him marinate until a few weeks before Royal Rumble, or maybe have him be a surprise entrant, winning the Rumble and setting up for a title match at WrestleMania 32.

I think it would be a nice full circle from WrestleMania 31 and if Seth is booked decently strong during Brock’s chase, I think it would do him well.

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