WWE Reveals Next Opponent for Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is one of the most valuable assets in WWE, which is why it’s such a surprise that he’s wrestling on a run-of-the-mill live event show rather than a pay-per-view. But considering what WWE is paying him, it makes sense to use him for a major one-on-one bout against another guy whom WWE paid an obscene amount of money to lure back to the company.
WWE has announced that Brock Lesnar will go one-on-one with current United States champion Alberto Del Rio. The event is set for December 19th, when WWE returns to the “fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California, for the first time in over twenty years. It’s a card that will also feature a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Sheamus and Roman Reigns, as well as an Intercontinental Championship match between Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose. Considering these are two matches that will take place at this Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view, the respective titles might be defended by different champions by the time next Saturday rolls around, as Owens and Sheamus could be going in as challengers against the former Shield members.
All in all, I’m actually really excited about this, since I think their styles will mesh really well. Both have a hard-hitting style, and I think they’ll unload on each other in the ring. Here’s hoping for a physical match that reawakens the worker in Del Rio, who’s been kind of sluggish and unimpressive in the ring since returning to WWE. I’m also hoping Lesnar changes up his style beyond just throwing a million suplexes. As entertaining as going to Suplex City can be, it’s kind of repetitive after a while. It’s a shame this isn’t airing on the WWE Network, but here’s hoping cameras are present anyway, so this could go on a future DVD release someday.
What do you think of Alberto Del Rio being Brock Lesnar’s next opponent? Sound off in the comments!