On September 21, The Beast Brock Lesnar will be making the first defence of his WWE world heavyweight championship, the belt he captured at SummerSlam by destroying John Cena in the main event.
That result didn’t really surprise the WWE Universe - as many expected Lesnar to walk out of SummerSlam as the new champion one way or another - but the way the bout was played out was slightly shocking.
But it looks as if the WWE already has a big challenge set for Lesnar, literally.
Lesnar needs a legitimate challenger
The fact that Lesnar ended The Undertaker's streak at Wrestlemania meant he needed to do something spectacular at SummerSlam when the world heavyweight championship was on the line and he did just that when Cena – the face of the company and a 15-time champion – stood no chance against his power.
So, what next? Fans continued to ask the question what is really left for Lesnar? What else does he really need to do? He did something 19 different superstars couldn’t do and defeated The Undertaker. He then defeated the number one star in the company like we have never seen before.
Reigns expected to defeat Lesnar
Everyone is expecting Lesnar to eventually drop the WWE world heavyweight championship to the heir apparent, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 31 which still looks to be the plan. But with six or so months remaining until the event, Lesnar needs something to do and once he finishes with John Cena, the WWE already has his next challenger in place.
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The annual Hell in a Cell or even the Survivor Series pay-per-view could see Lesnar defending his championship against The Big Show.
You could argue that the last big-name feud The Big Show was involved in was in fact against Lesnar, when the latter also dominated his opponent with a steel chair at the Royal Rumble earlier this year.
Since then The Big Show has been on-and-off screen. He was thrown over the tope rope in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal by Cesaro and has most recently been involved in a number of tag team matches alongside The World’s Largest Athlete Mark Henry against Erick Rowan and Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family.
At first it was thought that Big Show and Mark Henry would be engaging in a full-time feud with Harper and Rowan but with Henry now turning his focus to The Bulgarian Brute Rusev, it looks as if Big Show will be moving away from that pair and jumping straight to the championship.
Now that reports suggest Lesnar can work any event the WWE wants him to appear and compete at, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Lesnar compete at Hell in a Cell – especially since he is expected to defeat Cena once more.
The WWE believe that fans will see Big Show as a genuine challenge and threat to Lesnar, but I think we all know how this potential match will turn out.
WWE fans – what do you think? Will The Big Show be Brock Lesnar’s next challenger? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below
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