It was announced during the SummerSlam pay-per-view a few weeks ago that Brock Lesnar will be competing at Madison Square Garden on October 3rd as part of a WWE Network special.
Ever since the announcement, there has been a lot of speculation as to who The Beast could be facing as he descends upon one of the most famous arenas in the world for the first time since WrestleMania 20, but it seems that WWE have finally revealed a giant opponent for him.
The Big Show has been unveiled as the man who will take on the human suplex machine in New York City next month. But the real question here is whether or not this will be Big Show's last match.
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Lately Big Show has been reacting to the WWE Universe's chants of "Please retire" by telling them to find someone worthy of retiring him because WWE has no one deserving of that accolade. Who better than Brock Lesnar to do the honors?
Big Show hasn't done a lot in WWE as of late and since he left The Authority he has been pretty much surplus to requirements on the main roster. He was never really a credible challenge to Ryback's Intercontinental Championship reign so it is still yet to be made apparent as to why they are still in a rivalry.
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He faced "The Big Guy" again on Monday night Raw and once again he was defeated in a title match. It's sad to see how low Big Show has been allowed to fall over the past few years but it seems this could be a credible way to allow "The world's largest athlete" to finally bow out.
Allowing Big Show to bow out in a Network special does seem harsh, but given the right promotion and build up and WWE could not only make this a celebration of Brock Lesnar but they could also make it a decent retirement party for Big Show.
The Beast in the East was a Network special and it turned out to be one of the better pay-per-views of the year with millions tuning in to watch live at 5am in America. If this event is given a big enough build then many will tune in to watch this also.
The thought now is that yet again Big Show will fight for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions before there is some preparation for this match. Whether or not the build will be part of Raw or Smackdown still remains to be seen.