We're edging ever closer to January and the new year, which means WrestleMania season is almost upon us!
As all wrestling fans know, the first pay-per-view of the calendar year is the Royal Rumble, and speculation over the possible entrants to the main event of the same name are now being discussed.
Several big names are expected to return to the ring, especially due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding so many injuries to top full-time stars in the WWE. Their returns will provide the company with much-needed hype as it enters its biggest and most important time of the year.
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According to Cageside Seats, one of those big names will be Brock Lesnar. Their report said: "Brock Lesnar will be working the Royal Rumble event, and there's continued talk of having him work the Royal Rumble match."
No surprises here, as The Beast is expected to be heavily involved to boost their ratings, but you could even go as far as saying he will win the Royal Rumble, and therefore, be included in the main event at WrestleMania 32.
While Lesnar might not be able to provide the heat he once did (and that goes for many WWE Superstars right now due to creative problems), he can still be built as one of the top heels in the company, something which is lacking in the current product. No, Sheamus isn't a potential top heel in the company, even with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The likelihood is Roman Reigns is going to win WWE's top title from The Celtic Warrior before the biggest wrestling show of the year. Maybe at the Royal Rumble event itself.
As The Beast lost the title through no fault of his own at WrestleMania 31, and failed to regain it during his rematch earlier this year against Seth Rollins at Battleground due to interference from The Undertaker, this is the perfect reason to set up a match between the two to put an end to the chapter once and for all.
It also creates a perfect opponent for Reigns as the WWE pushes him to be cemented as the company's top babyface. Beating Lesnar to retain the title will help towards that eventual goal.
This is a booking that makes sense, and the WWE should travel in a similar direction to it, rather than creating a feud that will feel rushed.