Brock Lesnar to Feud With Former WWE Champion Before Roman Reigns on SmackDown

Published 11/02/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)


When old feuds revive, the WWE Universe thoroughly enjoys it. Keeping that in mind, there’s a possibility two top Superstars will revive a former rivalry – Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar.

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On SmackDown: October 29th, 2021, The Scottish Warrior took on Mustafa Ali, and defeated him using Lesnar’s signature Kimura Lock. Reportedly, there’s a reason McIntyre used that particular move to defeat Ali, well, WWE asked him to.

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Now, Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer has reported that there is a greater significance to this.

“There was significance in Drew McIntyre using the Kimura (Brock Lesnar’s submission move) on Mustafa Ali on SmackDown.” H/t CageSideSeats

Undoubtedly, the significance is that WWE must be building towards a huge match between The Beast and The Scottish Warrior. It’s unknown exactly when this will happen or how, but it must be a plan in motion.

Another significance of McIntyre using the Kimura Lock could be that Lesnar’s indefinite suspension will end soon, and The Beast will return to the ring!

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WrestleMania 38 is a good event for Drew McIntyre vs Brock Lesnar

McIntyre shifted to SmackDown following Crown Jewel 2021, on October 22nd, 2021. He issued an open challenge, Sami Zayn answered, McIntyre defeated him. The same cycle repeated the following SmackDown, but instead of Zayn, it was Mustafa Ali.

Even though he is moving through the roster by taking down one man at a time, he obviously wants a title opportunity. On the other hand, WWE is reportedly planning a huge match between Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 38.

However, currently, Lesnar is suspended.

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What can happen is Drew McIntyre challenges Roman Reigns during Lesnar’s absence, and then The Beast returns for his rematch against Roman Reigns. Finally, WWE turns it into a triple threat match between McIntyre, Lesnar, and Reigns for WrestleMania 38.

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Coming to the singles match between The Scottish Warrior and The Beast, this could be one of the matches in the path leading to WrestleMania 38.

While all of these are speculations, a match between the three top SmackDown Superstars could become one of the most talked about events of recent times.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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