WWE News: Major Update On Who Brock Lesnar Will Be Wrestling Next
It’s been several weeks since we’ve seen former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar on WWE television destroying people, but, fear not, because “The Beast” will be returning to the ring in just a couple of weeks on October 3, to take part in the WWE Network special that’s taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
There have been rumors surrounding who Lesnar will end up facing at the October live event, but, on Monday WWE officially announced his opponent, and it will be none other than “The World’s Largest Athlete,” Big Show.
Many believed that, because of Lesnar’s interaction with Bo Dallas the night after SummerSlam, that Bo would end up being “The Beast’s” opponent on October 3. It was even reported by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer that WWE was planning on having Lesnar wrestle Bo at MSG, so that they could stay true to the two-minute squash match theme that Lesnar began when he wrestled Kofi Kingston in Japan back in July.
Lesnar vs. Big Show very well may end up being a two to five-minute squash match, as it’s not expected that Lesnar will be able to put on a twenty-minute classic with WWE’s giant.
October 3 won’t be the first time that Lesnar and Big Show have locked horns. In 2014, Lesnar destroyed Big Show at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, en-route to him breaking The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak just a few months later.
Lesnar and Big Show also wrestled many times during Lesnar’s early WWE days in 2002, 2003, and 2004. In fact, Big Show was the first man to defeat Lesnar, after Paul Heyman — who was Lesnar’s advocate back then as well — helped “The World’s Largest Athlete” defeat “The Beast” at Survivor Series in November of 2002, which took place at Madison Square Garden.
Big Show, however, wasn’t originally scheduled to be the first man to defeat Lesnar back in Lesnar’s rookie year, as WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan — who Lesnar destroyed several months prior — was promised a victory over Lesnar, and the WWE Championship at Survivor Series in 2002. However, that deal ended up falling through, and Hogan didn’t return to the company until January of 2003.
Unlike Lesnar’s Japan appearance, his advocate Paul Heyman will be accompanying him to the ring on October 3 in MSG. Of course, the ’02 Survivor Series finish won’t happen, as Lesnar is expected to win the match fairly quickly.
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