This past week on Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar made his latest return to the WWE where he was revealed as the number one contender to Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The two will go at it at Battleground in a move that puts them together for the first time since Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract back at WrestleMania. Then, Rollins pinned Roman Reigns in a match that was made into a triple threat and the following night on Raw, Lesnar was suspended.
His return means he will compete at Battleground and already his presence makes it a marquee event, but attention will also be on the SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Lesnar has a great record at SummerSlam, boasting four wins against John Cena, CM Punk, Triple H and The Rock with only one loss to his name, against Kurt Angle.
He will definitely be a part of SummerSlam, and now fans are left to wonder just who The Beast could be taking on. There a number of options for Lesnar and now more doors have opened up for him considering he has turned face, here are some matches he will be linked with in the coming weeks.
BROCK LESNAR VS. ROMAN REIGNS
At the moment it looks as if the direction we’re heading in will see a SummerSlam match take place between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. But there’s always a slight chance that the feud between the two will be cut short like we saw with Ryback and will culminate in five weeks time at Battleground.
This isn’t just a random match being thrown together for the sake of it, a leaked poster, which you can view below, shows what seems to be the SummerSlam poster advertising a WrestleMania 31 rematch between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
The two were unable to outlast the other at WrestleMania, so a rematch does need to take place and SummerSlam would be a great event to hold it, especially if there’s a championship on the line and as of now that possibility is still there.
BROCK LESNAR VS. SETH ROLLINS
This is a match the majority of the WWE Universe would have predicted to take place at SummerSlam but we’re getting their match earlier than expected, at Battleground.
Again, this is a match that was definitely going to happen, but you’d assume that SummerSlam would be the perfect setting for Lesnar to hunt down the man that stole the title from him.
The likelihood of the match taking place at SummerSlam looks to be fading as each day passes by, this is because rumours continue to circulate that Seth Rollins will take on Triple H at SummerSlam, marking an end to their partnership which started just over a year ago.
This suggests the Lesnar vs. Rollins match will not produce a clear-cut winner, and it will come down to Triple H to dethrone the champion one way or another. Until that match is officially announced – if it ever is announced and isn’t simply a rumour – then the Rollins vs. Lesnar match at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is always a possibility.
BROCK LESNAR VS. SHEAMUS
This one is a little more out there, but the recent acquisition of the Money in the Bank briefcase will surely mean Sheamus plays with the big boys now and they don’t come much bigger than The Beast Incarnate. The way he’s being booked right now, you’d assume the Irishman is heading into two events where he will face Randy Orton on both pay-per-views.
But there are ways in which we could see Lesnar – a face – take on the heel Sheamus. Although it may seem like ‘fantasy booking’, the WWE will already have the clear-cut option to have Sheamus cash-in at the conclusion of the Battleground pay-per-view, and Lesnar might still be the champion at that stage and he could get a rematch at SummerSlam.
If not, then to keep the gold on Rollins a failed cash-in attempt from Sheamus might cost Lesnar the chance to become champion again, and then we have something to go with which would result in a match at SummerSlam.
BROCK LESNAR VS. DEAN AMBROSE
In this scenario, Brock Lesnar would normally need to be a heel but it really doesn’t matter because Dean Ambrose draws a reaction like no other.
Seth Rollins is a wanted man, Brock Lesnar wants to get his hand on him. Sheamus will also have one eye on him, Kane isn’t his biggest fan, Roman Reigns still has unfinished business with him and Dean Ambrose – as we know – hates Seth Rollins and will not stay down and allow someone else to take his shot.
There’s a chance Ambrose could play a part at Battleground and end up costing Lesnar the match, and that could create a match at SummerSlam.
Ambrose does seem like a perfect fit here, his attitude and his gimmick is one where he’s one of the few who would go toe to toe with Lesnar, because he’s just that crazy. T
he match might not need to have a title on the line, but with the names involved fans will definitely want to tune in.