WWE rumors are stating that Dean Ambrose confronted Brock Lesnar on Monday Night Raw last night in the opening segment because management is setting up a big match at Wrestlemania 32 between the two of them, according to the official website of World Wrestling Entertainment.
WrestleMania is always the biggest wrestling pay-per-view of the year. Wrestlemania 32 is supposed to be the biggest one of them all — the grandaddy of them all, if you will. Vince McMahon wants this one to shatter the attendance record set at Wrestlemania 3, headlined by the legendary battle between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.
There’s a reason why WWE pays big money to Brock Lesnar for the friendliest schedule on the active roster, and that reason is why they had him penciled in for a match at Wrestlemania 32 even before the last person walked out of Levi’s Stadium after Wrestlemania 31 ended. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion is a key player for Vince McMahon in his quest to fill AT&T Stadium, the royal palace built by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
The problem for WWE, though, is that they were having trouble finding a dancing partner for Brock Lesnar because a lot of the top performers ate unavailable for Wrestlemania 32. Some of them are out injured, while others are needed elsewhere on the card. Plus, their biggest catch, Dwayne Johnson, cannot get the studios to clear him due to insurance issues.
Since they were running out of options, WWE decided to turn to Dean Ambrose, a performer that would still rank among the most popular ones even if he wasn’t given pushes. The former Shield member has enough of a connection with the audience that he’ll be able to sway a percentage of the audience to root for him, which is quite a feat when a beast lime Brock Lesnar is standing across the ring.
The good news for WWE is that there’s a built in story line during the Fastlane main event. Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar are scheduled to work a triple threat match against Roman Reigns, with the winner being given a slot in the main event of Wrestlemania 32 and a Heavyweight championship match against Triple H, who stole the belt back at the Royal Rumble last month.
Roman Reigns is scheduled to get that title shot against Triple H, so that leaves an opening for the writers to set up a storyline for Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar to continue their rivalry. WWE can even protect the two of them in the Fastlane main event by having them accidentally prevent one another from winning the match.
An interesting note from the opening segment of Monday Night Raw is that Dean Ambrose stated that he wanted the worst beating that Brock Lesnar has ever dished out in his life. That enables the front office to script the match to showcase a lot of abuse taken by Ambrose, who made his name on the independent wrestling circuit by taking enough punishment that would even make hardcore legend Mick Foley cringe.
In just one match, WWE has a chance to elevate Dean Ambrose to the next level, while entertaining fans with a brutal offensive barrage from Brock Lesnar. At the end of the match, Lesnar can walk away with the victory, but both guys end up as winners, especially if Brock endorses Dean afterward by acknowledging and respecting his toughness.
Dean Ambrose deserves at least one run with the WWE Heavyweight Championship so management can see what he can truly do as the lead star in the promotion. He needs a momentum boost to convince certain members of the front office to give him that chance. A match against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 32 could do the trick
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