On August 23 at the Barclays Centre in New York City, the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, is set to face The Undertaker in the main event of the 28th edition of SummerSlam.
This will be the first time the two will face each other since their infamous encounter at WrestleMania 30, when Brock Lesnar became the 1 in the Undertaker's 21-1 streak.
The timing of this match is a bit surprising as Brock Lesnar has recently been booked as a face and has been without a doubt the most popular superstar with the WWE Universe.
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Placing him in a match against the Undertaker seems like an odd choice considering the fact that at this point of his career nothing short of a full assault on an injured Daniel Bryan could get the WWE Universe to boo the Deadman.
From a booking point of view this feud has also pushed the writing team into a corner. The logical choice would be to let Undertaker finally get his victory against Brock Lesnar, however a Lesnar defeat would derail some of the amazing momentum that Brock has gained since WrestleMania 30.
That momentum should stay intact until the right moment comes along to elevate a young guy like Roman Reigns or perhaps even Kevin Owens and let them get a clean victory over Brock.
What to do?
So how can the WWE keep Brock's momentum and keep The Undertaker strong?
The WWE can keep both guys strong by letting The Undertaker take Brock Lesnar to the limit. The fight needs to be extremely balanced with both Superstars exchanging multiple finishers and near falls, until Brock finally picks up the victory with an F5.
The real story needs to happen once the match is over. In an ultimate show of respect Brock would shake the Undertaker's hand and acknowledge the war that the two went through, thus cementing his status as a true face.
As a further show of respect, have Brock leave the ring letting the Undertaker receive the much deserved standing ovation from the fans.
However this is SummerSlam and the show needs to end in a big way.
Just as The Undertaker prepares to leave the ring, the arena would suddenly go dark with the exception of two spotlights one on Undertaker who in the ring and another light on the rafters where Sting is looking on at The Deadman, thus beginning their long road to Wrestlemania 32 where both men will get the departure that they truly deserve.
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