This past Sunday’s Hell in a Cell show saw Brock Lesnar go one-on-one with The Undertaker in what was advertised to be the final encounter between the two. It was one of the bloodiest, most physical matches in WWE in recent memory, and, so far, the match has received nothing but high praise.
It was reported that, after the match, due to the amount of blood, and due to the fact that Lesnar shoved down the WWE doctor who was trying to work on his cut during the match, Vince McMahon and other WWE officials were furious with Lesnar. Those reports have not been confirmed however, and, up to this point, Lesnar hasn’t been punished for his actions on Sunday, and most believe that he won’t be.
There was some speculation as to whether or not Lesnar used a blade to cut himself open during the match, but, as of this writing, most believe that Lesnar was able to bust himself open without using a blade.
Just as a side-note, blading is prohibited in WWE, and Batista, who was the last wrestler to blade during a match, was fined over $100,000 for doing so.
After the Lesnar vs. Undertaker match, we got a clear direction for Undertaker, as the Wyatt Family attacked The Deadman. However, WWE chose to not hint at who Lesnar’s next opponent will be, and it’s likely that we’ll have to wait until January to find out who that man will be.
Lesnar, who usually only wrestles on four pay-per-views a year, has wrestled on five so far this year — Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Battleground, SummerSlam, and Hell in a Cell— and has appeared on WWE television more frequently than he has since he returned to the company back in 2012.
Usually, Lesnar takes the last couple of months of the year off and returns in January of the new year, and that’s no exception this year, as Cage Side Seats is reporting that “The Beast” won’t be appearing on WWE TV until January, leading into the Royal Rumble.
Nobody knows what the plan is for Lesnar upon his return. Some expected that WWE would at least hint at a new opponent for Lesnar at Sunday’s show, but they didn’t, which will lead many to speculate about potential opponents for “The Beast” when he returns in January.
Even though we’re three months away from the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Odds Checker has Brock Lesnar as the heavy favorite to win the 2016 Royal Rumble match. So, WWE not hinting at a new opponent for Lesnar could be due to the fact that he’s going to be entering the Rumble match, which would mean that his next singles feud would begin following the 30-man Royal Rumble.
There have been rumors of WWE wanting to do a Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar rematch at WrestleMania 32, which could be the direction that WWE is going in if Reigns wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at next month’s Survivor Series.
Lesnar could also feud with The Rock if “The Great One” is open to wrestling at WrestleMania 32. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that, if The Rock returns to wrestle in Dallas next year, he’ll be wrestling Triple H instead of Brock Lesnar, because he doesn’t want to suffer any major injuries, and he believes that he can have a safer match with Triple H. Not to mention that they’ve already set up the match with their confrontation at this past year’s WrestleMania.
Some are still hoping for a Lesnar vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin match. However, that match likely isn’t happening, as it wasn’t addressed during Austin’s podcast with Lesnar on the WWE Network.
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