5 dream cross-promotional opponents for Brock Lesnar
Ever since he returned to WWE from UFC, Brock Lesnar has been one of the biggest stars in the company. Since he works a limited schedule and is carefully protected, Lesnar’s matches always feel significant. There are also a plethora of fresh opponents for him at any one time.
Considering his star power and standing in the professional wrestling industry, a number of stars from other promotions would queue up to face Lesnar if the opportunity presented itself. There are also some performers with whom The Beast Incarnate already has a history.
With that being said, here are five dream cross-promotional opponents for Brock Lesnar:
#5. Miro is enjoying a purple patch with AEW
Miro had an outstanding reign as United States Champion which culminated in a big match with John Cena at WrestleMania 31. During this run, the Bulgarian star was presented as an unstoppable monster who tore through the WWE roster. He later showed his personality and comedic timing but was never booked as strongly.
After an unspectular beginning to life in AEW, Miro has now found his footing with the promotion. All the facets of his character have come together, and he’s one of the most entertaining characters in professional wrestling. Miro has arguably made the TNT Championship just as prestigious as the AEW World Championship. He might also be joined by Lana once her non-compete clause ends.
Brock Lesnar vs Miro would be a clash between two titans with different styles. Would Lesnar be able to break out of the Game Over submission hold? Could he take The Redeemer to Suplex City?
#4. Malakai Black vs Brock Lesnar nearly happened in WWE
When Brock Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman, was the executive director of RAW, he was a big fan of Malakai Black. The two men had a good working relationship, and Heyman even reportedly pitched a feud between the Dutch star and Lesnar. When asked about his relationship with Heyman during an appearance on Talk is Jericho, Black said:
“Since day one, me and Paul meshed. I love that man. He’s always been really good to me. He’s been blunt with me and I appreciate people being blunt with me, don’t dance around the subject, just tell me how it is, especially in this business. Paul had big ideas, not just with me, but with a lot of younger people like Buddy Murphy.”
Ever since his AEW debut, Black’s occultist character has found more of a focus, and he has been presented as a main event act. The crowd has also taken to Black and his muay-thai-based in-ring style. He has all the ingredients to complement Lesnar and create magic with The Beast Incarnate.
#3. Jon Moxley doesn’t have kind words for Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar’s program with Jon Moxley at WrestleMania 32 was disastrous. Moxley was just finding his feet as a singles act and was on course to become one of WWE’s top babyfaces, but the defeat to Lesnar set him back a long way.
The feud was initially meant to get Moxley over, but the former Shield man found Lesnar to be uncooperative. During an appearance on the Wade Keller podcast, Moxley had the following to say about working with Lesnar:
“This is like, my dream opponent, dream scenario, Street Fight. I’m like, you can imagine how much effort and time and thought I put into this, right? And I’m thinking Brock is probably thinking on the same page as me, like, “We’re gonna tear it up!” And I think he thought he was just doing me a favor, me being in the ring with him was enough to like do awesome things for me. I think that’s what he thought. He didn’t wanna be there.”
When asked about Moxley’s comments, Paul Heyman criticized the former WWE Champion’s attitude and appearance on the Stone Cold Podcast. There is clear resentment from Jon Moxley towards Brock Lesnar, and this is the sort of material that could make for a compelling program between the two.
#2. Bryan Danielson is a submission specialist
Brock Lesnar previously faced Bryan Danielson in a Champion vs Champion match at Survivor Series 2018. Danielson had just turned heel and defeated AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship. The pair had the best match on the show, with the Aberdeen native giving Lesnar a run for his money.
However, The American Dragon is a very different proposition to the character Danielson played in WWE. While Daniel Bryan is the ultimate underdog, The American Dragon is a lethal grappler, reminiscent of Royce Gracie in the formative days of the UFC, who can defeat larger opponents with his superior technique.
This version of Bryan Danielson would present Brock Lesnar with a different set of problems, and their match would look completely different than their last encounter.
#1. CM Punk and Brock Lesnar might be the two biggest stars in professional wrestling
It’s been eight years since Brock Lesnar and CM Punk stole the show at SummerSlam 2013. A rematch between the two megastars is long overdue. Their previous encounter saw Lesnar dominate the opening exchanges before Punk used his savvy to close in on a victory. However, Paul Heyman interfered and allowed Lesnar to win by using a steel chair.
Punk has admitted to being jaded towards the end of his WWE run. He now appears refreshed and has rediscovered his love for professional wrestling. Paul Heyman, a close confdiant to both stars, would also add an interesting layer to this feud since he played a vital role in their previous match.
CM Punk and Brock Lesnar are also the two biggest stars of their respective promotions. A match between these two legends of professional wrestling is always going to be a mouth-watering spectacle.
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