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WWE's nixed plans for an epic Brock Lesnar feud 10 years ago

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Brock Lesnar has always been one of the most amazing forces the WWE has ever seen since the moment he stepped foot into the company. 

Lesnar started off his career with the promotion back in 2002 and was immediately thrust into the WWE Championship picture, eventually going on to defeat The Rock at SummerSlam to become one of the youngest champions in history. After a few more years with the company, Lesnar would ultimately decide to leave in order to pursue another athletic venture - the National Football League (NFL).

"The Beast" tried his hand in the game of football with the Minnesota Vikings and made it all the way up to the final round of cuts, before being let go from the team just before the start of the 2004 regular season.

He would then return to the professional wrestling world in Japan by doing work for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar would also make his debut in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world and won the UFC heavyweight championship.

While Lesnar was on a hiatus from WWE during the year 2005, the promotion was planning on bringing him back with a major storyline. Former WWE writer Court Bauer recently did an interview with Wrestling Inc. to discuss the planned feud between Lesnar and Batista for "The Beast's" return that never happened (quotes via IWNerd):

“I really liked the Brock and Batista because of the parallels going back to OVW. It was a classic, traditional Vince McMahon collision course of two massive forces.

"It was a big money match. Batista needed something different to shake things up for him and Brock Lesnar could have really fit that mold rather well.

“We were going to have him leave a trail of wreckage until Batista said, ‘That’s enough. You’re on my turf. I’m going to put down this great white shark’.

“Someone asked Vince point-blank is he in fact coming back and we got the answer to not factor Brock Lesnar into our plans for the immediate future. That was Vince’s very firm way of saying we’re not doing business with him at the moment.”

What are your thoughts on the WWE's original plans to have Lesnar feud with Batista had he returned in 2005? Would this have been a feud that you would have been interested in seeing? Or is this another Vince McMahon fantasy of wanting to see two monsters slug it out inside the ring? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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