Why Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton Needs To Happen

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It’s fair to say that Brock Lesnar’s not exactly had a huge range of wrestlers to work with. Considering his lack of bookings, you’d think WWE would want to have Lesnar work with as many people and as many new talents on the roster as possible. Brock Lesnar vs Sheamus, or Brock Lesnar vs Cesaro, or Brock Lesnar vs Ryback, or Brock Lesnar vs Bray Wyatt, or Brock Lesnar vs Dean Ambrose. The possibilities are endless. If you want Brock to truly stand out as a dominant force in WWE, have him go through and destroy… EVERYONE.

So it’s just a shame that Brock’s list of matches since resigning in 2012 has included FOUR matches including John Cena, Big Show and the Undertaker… all of whom he’s feuded with before. Brock should be given the chance to try something new and challenge somebody new. His match with CM Punk at Summerslam 2013 was exceptional. Brock and Seth Rollins did some amazing work during the triple threat involving Cena at Royal Rumble. Even with Triple H, Lesnar had a challenge and their matches weren’t TOO bad, Brock wanted to comeback and wrestle new stars, not the same old people he feuded with a decade ago.

So why not give him an interesting feud with somebody that’s just as natural-gifted as him? Why not give him a feud with somebody who’s coming off a white-hot face turn? Why not book him… against Randy Orton?

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Now this is a match that has been thought up of and dreamed about by fans around the world. It’s one of the dream matches that we’ve never really seen go down…. OK well that’s a lie. It’s happened once!
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Once upon a time, the young rookie Randy Orton challenged the new Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar for the title on SmackDown! That was in 2002 and a lot has happened to both men since.

Both men are now MEGA STARS with years of experiences and at their best, are REALLY good workers. It would make great sense to have these two throw down.

It’s pretty unbelievable that since 2012, this match hasn’t been done before by WWE. It’s pretty much right up Vince McMahon’s ally. There’s been talk of these two having a match before at Summerslam 2012 but it was scrapped and WWE decided to go with Lesnar vs Triple H.

And the idea of the match has been teased at on television a few times too…

  1. First, when Triple H was trying to get Brock to stay with WWE on the night after Extreme Rules 2012. Triple H ran down a few potential dream matches that the fans wanted to see Brock compete in including matches with Sheamus, CM Punk and yes… Randy Orton.
  2. Secondly, on the night after the 2014 Royal Rumble, Paul Heyman suggested the match to RAW General Manager Brad Maddox, with then WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton putting the title on the line.

The reason for this match to happen is quite simple. In fact, Tom Clark from Bleacher Report, put it best in this article

“Anyone on WWE‘s top tier or working as a strong main event presence right now has been beaten by Lesnar. Everyone that is, except for Orton.”

And it’s not like there’s a lot WWE needs to do to bring these two together. With Seth Rollins being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, these two surely should be heading on a collision course.

Let me just break off into a scenario in which I think could work as a means to bring the two together. Yep, this article just turned into another “How I Would Book”!

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At the moment, Brock Lesnar is “suspended” at WWE but is still owed a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. Most likely, he will get this title match at Summerslam. For Brock’s title match to truly have a strong build within the context of the story, Seth Rollins NEEDS to be the champion walking into that event. I’ve seen a few articles talk about Randy Orton WINNING the WWE World title at Payback and going on to fight Brock Lesnar. That’s fine, but doing that would lead to Seth Rollins falling into obscurity, at least in the short run, while Lesnar fights Orton. You could go with a triple threat between Orton, Lesnar and Rollins at Summeslam, but I think the problem with his is simple.

Brock’s already been involved with a triple threat match with Seth Rollins this year at the Royal Rumble. Technically, he’s been in TWO triple threat matches with Rollins as the Wrestlemania main event turned into a triple threat. We really want to get away from booking the same main events over and over.

My particular scenario would have the match booked at Survivor Series as I’d like to have Lesnar vs Rollins as the Summerslam main event and “tie up some loose ends”. But this how storyline starts with Payback, where Randy would beat Rollins for the title. Orton would retain in the Elimination Chamber which would then lead to a one-on-one rematch at Money In The Bank in a tables match or something. A match which means nobody actually gets beat. With help from the Authority, Seth regains the championship. They have one last rematch at Battleground which ends in Seth getting DQ’d, which gives Randy Orton some gripe and would demand a rematch. With Brock coming back, Orton would get his title match rejected. Fastforward to Summerslam…

Randy would do something that inadvertently costs Lesnar the match. This of course, would make Lesnar want revenge. And when he comes back just before Survivor Series, Brock would target Orton. And it’s as simple as that!

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This is exactly the type of match WWE would want be a TOP PPV match for an event like Survivor Series. This is the type of match Vince McMahon would be ecstatic with. Two natural-gifted workers with great physiques that could come together sooner than you’d think with little explanation needed.

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