Could WrestleMania just repeat Survivor Series 2002?

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It may be different names this time, but there is one match scheduled for WrestleMania XXXI which is more than a little bit familiar.

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns is set to end the show in San Francisco.

Fans have been greatly underwhelmed ahead of the clash as the two have not actually come to blows once but have indulged in a childish tug of war and some fairly intense interviews.

Everyone is wondering what will happen on Sunday with a large portion of the WWE Universe against Reigns and a large portion also against Lesnar.

But the bigger question could actually be, have the WWE finally run out of ideas?

Watching RAW and Smackdown in recent weeks, I couldn't help but notice that this storyline has pretty much happened before.

One of the stars constantly being told that they can't beat the man they're facing and told that the other guy is just too strong?

I don't refer to last year's clichéd story with Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania, I do in fact go back further than that to Survivor Series 2002.

Brock Lesnar himself was challenged to defend his WWE championship against the Big Show and was constantly told that he couldn't beat the big.

In fact, here's the pre-match promo.

Quite frankly, the only thing missing from then and now is that back then, they actually fought ahead of the match at Survivor Series.

Everyone was a little disappointed when Reigns and Lesnar never came to blows on Monday night but quite frankly, would they have been as happy to see Reigns overcome 'the Beast'?

What is even more interesting to the similarities to the 2002 feud between Lesnar and Big Show is how the match ended back then.

The ending in 2002 is exactly what some fans theorize could happen this Sunday at WrestleMania.

Next Paul Heyman Guy?

All those years ago, Paul Heyman betrayed Brock Lesnar and sided with the Big Show in order to keep a client who was the WWE Champion.

Some have theorized this year that Heyman could cost Lesnar the title once again and begin to manage Roman Reigns after WrestleMania.

It certainly would be a good idea given that Reigns' main weakness is the use of the microphone - the very skill that has earned Heyman a living in recent years.

What do you think GiveMeSport fans? Will history repeat itself or will the WWE come up with something new for WrestleMania?

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