WWE Extreme Rules 2013: What's Next for Brock Lesnar After Win over Triple H?

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistMay 20, 2013


Brock Lesnar won his rubber match against Triple H at Extreme Rules on Sunday, putting him at a 2-1 record over The Game since returning.

Their match was entertaining, but it was more performance than wrestling. There were lots of power moves, weapons being used and multiple finishers.

Now, the big question becomes: who is Brock Lesnar's next opponent?

We already know Lesnar will be around for a little while, and even though his next match could be as far away as SummerSlam, it makes sense for WWE to plant the seeds for a potential feud now.

Lesnar is a part-time Superstar who is only going to be used in major matches, and he has already gone up against John Cena and Triple H.

This is something fans have been wondering since Lesnar signed his new deal. With two years worth of dates, WWE has a lot of options for who to pair Lesnar with for a program.

They could go the route of using another part-time Superstar like Triple H to make the match a big attraction, but the smart move would be to pair Lesnar with someone who actually needs the push.

A program with Lesnar is guaranteed attention, and the list of WWE Superstars who are worthy of a major program like that is not as big as you might think.

If they go with a part-time Superstar, then the choices are pretty limited. There is either The Rock or Undertaker, and it's possible neither one of them are up for a match at SummerSlam.

When it comes to the full-time Superstars who deserve a feud of this magnitude, the list is pretty small.

CM Punk is an obvious choice, due to his station in the company, association with Paul Heyman and his ability to have an incredible match with just about anybody.

Punk might have to turn babyface since the odds of Lesnar being the good guy are slim, but the big problem is not so much turning Punk babyface as it is deciding which Superstar Paul Heyman would turn on.

Big Show has fought Lesnar plenty of times in the past and could make a good opponent for him, but Lesnar is nowhere near the performer he was during his first WWE run and the match might not be as entertaining as people would hope for.

Then, there are the powerhouses who could match Lesnar in strength like Sheamus, Ryback or Mark Henry.

It seems like there are a lot of choices, but deciding who to use one of Lesnar's limited dates with is where it gets tricky. It has to be the right opponent.

We might not be in this situation had The Rock not been injured during his match with John Cena at WrestleMania, but he did and Lesnar needs an opponent.

When you examine all the options, the best opponent for Brock Lesnar at this point is CM Punk.

Punk is at a place in his career where he needs a big feud like this where he comes out the winner. He already had a program with Undertaker where he took the loss, and it wasn't that long ago when he put Triple H over in a match for his COO position.

Now, it's time to put Punk over a major name like Lesnar. John Cena beating Lesnar and The Rock has not changed his image much, since he was already the "top guy," but Punk could actually benefit from facing Lesnar.

Hopefully we get some kind of idea where things will go on Monday's Raw.

Who do you think would be the best opponent for Brock Lesnar?


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