Will WWE Consider Brock Lesnar Over The Rock for Roman Reigns’ WrestleMania Opponent?

Published 01/22/2021, 9:54 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Roman Reigns has been the indomitable Champion in WWE so far and has enjoyed an unbeaten run since his return at SummerSlam last year. Taking down scores of opponents including the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, the question now arises- Is it time to up the ante? 

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There is no answer for ‘The Tribal Chief’ as he bullies his way through the SmackDown roster. However, there is one final card that can be played against him. This would mean summoning one of the biggest men from his hiatus in Canada- Brock Lesnar. 

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar in action during his fight against The Undertaker at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

‘The Beast Incarnate’ has been out of WWE ever since his Championship loss at WrestleMania last year. Needless to say, he’s had a decent sabbatical, and it’s time for him to lace the wrestling boots once again.

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Now that Drew McIntyre has just started a new feud against Goldberg, while Reigns’ feud with Kevin Owens seems to be nearing its end, Brock could make an immediate return at Royal Rumble to set the course for WrestleMania. 

The chances of the former WWE Champion returning are slim but not entirely impossible. Judging from past storylines, Lesnar is the only man that can humble Roman Reigns. 

Why would Brock Lesnar challenge Roman Reigns?

We are seeing a bigger and stronger Reigns than before, but he has never truly been challenged on SmackDown. Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre were good competitors, but ‘The Tribal Chief’ made short work of them. 

Considering Roman Reigns is one of the top assets of WWE right now, the company will surely consider creating the clash of titans between him and a huge star. Calling out Brock Lesnar will sound particularly good. But what bone does he have to pick with the Universal Champion? 

The fact that the two have a history against each other would be enough. The last time they met, Roman knocked Lesnar’s lights out.

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Paul Heyman will have an interesting role to play

This means they have unfinished business with each other, which will be enough to kick start a feud. However, one thing forms the intersection between the two. 

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Paul Heyman, the loyal manager of Brock Lesnar, now manages Reigns. His role in the midst of the two behemoths would make the storyline something worth of WrestleMania. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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