When it comes to dream matches in wrestling, the phrase can be tossed around like it’s nothing. Sometimes “dream” matches are really just premier main event battles that should happen eventually. Then there are real dream matches that sometimes come to life when you really didn’t think they could. The Rock vs. John Cena is a true dream match come to life. The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan as well. Or perhaps present-day dreams that do come together when certain wrestlers are finally under the same roof together. Cena vs. AJ Styles, or as some liked to call WWE vs. TNA, came together in 2016 when no one could really believe it would. Dream matches are overused, but they are real. And Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley is a dream match that has seemed it was too good to come true.
Well as we sit here in 2021, Lesnar is not champion and has nothing in the future in terms of WrestleMania. And Lashley is on the greatest run of his WWE career after coming off the worst just a year ago. If there was ever a time to pit “The Beast Incarnate” against “The Dominator,” it would be now. For the first time, all seems to make sense for WWE to make this dream become a reality. It took a lot of work to get to this point, but it’s time.
Resurrecting Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley has never looked better in WWE. That’s a great sentence to hear if you were hearing it this time last year. At that time, Lashley was stuck fake marriage with Lana while being miscast week after week. A shame considering all the intrigue he had when he returned. It seemed as though WWE’s goal was to make Lashley look weak rather than strong. Insane considering his championship pedigree in his first WWE run and his time in both Bellator and TNA. It seemed they had another monster on their hands who could walk through anyone but his run was nothing but iffy at best. His best run before this since his return in 2018 was when Lio Rush was his hype man. Which wasn’t much to write home about as-is. And then MVP stepped in to save the day.
Since the moment MVP stepped in and Lana was axed from this relationship, “The Dominator” has been nothing less than excellent. Lashley seemed dead in the water. Unable to be brought back to life. But then they fed into who he is as a competitor. A beast. A machine. Someone who you could put against Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship. And that’s really where it started. Lashley was groomed to be the first major rival of McIntyre and it paid off for both men. Lashley was treated like the competitor he truly is while McIntyre got some impressive defenses under his belt. It was a win-win. And when that feud was over, WWE didn’t give up on Lashley this time around. They instead enhanced everything around him. While MVP was his mouthpiece, they realized adding Shelton Benjamin and eventually Cedric Alexander to form The Hurt Business.
As the “CEO of The Hurt Business,” Lashley has returned to the form of his TNA self. The same one that held three championships at one time, including the TNA World Championship.
It has felt like every single week, no matter what happens to his groupmates, Lashley has walked out stronger than ever. His devastating hurt lock has become a real weapon while his spear simply cuts others in half. He has made the United States Championship feel pretty important as the dominance only continues. On Sunday at Elimination Chamber, he will face both Riddle and Keith Lee for the championship and if they were to dethrone him purposely, expect him not to be included in the finish. There’s a reason to protect him. Because it is time for his own personal dream match with Brock Lesnar.
Giving Brock Lesnar A Good Reason To Return Without A Championship Involved
Brock Lesnar has not been seen on WWE television since WrestleMania 36. It was there that he dropped the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre in the main event. Since then, it has been reported multiple times that “The Beast Incarnate” is not under contract but will sign when the time comes that he is needed or ready to come back into the fold. It seems that Lesnar is not coming back until there is something worthwhile for him to come back for. Sure, a championship match on the biggest stage is something. But if he isn’t winning or it’s just a repeat from last year with McIntyre, what’s the point? That is where the match with Lashley really does come into the fold.
Considering Lesnar’s continuous interest to re-enter the UFC in the past, fans should understand that he loves that stuff. While wrestling is a way to earn some big money still, he clearly enjoyed being in the octagon. That is something that Lashley shared with him. Lashley also shares that same love and has said he is interested in returning to Bellator down the line. It’s part of the reason Lashley wants this match so badly. It is rare you get two incredible talents like these in the pro wrestling world, especially since both have legit backgrounds in MMA. While Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion with a 5-3 record (one no contest), Lashley was 15-2 with a 5-0 record in his Bellator career. Both men are as legit as they come and that should be one of few things to really inspire Lesnar to get back in the ring.
And that is what we should all be hoping for.
Two MMA Monsters Go Head-To-Head On The Grandest Stage
There is only one place for a match like this — WrestleMania. These two titans should be fighting on “the grandest stage of them all” and it should happen this year. Lashley is at the top of his game, looking like a beast week after week. Lesnar doesn’t need to be built up. If he steps into Raw tomorrow, you know that he is going to be the real deal no matter what. And the idea that Paul Heyman and MVP can give jabs back and forth as their two monsters stare each other down is only another plus to this matchup.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley has long been a match that makes sense from the perspective of these two athletes being able to put on a show. It’s difficult to find a “perfect match” for Lesnar but that is what Lashley is right now. These two men would put on a show that would make Lesnar vs. Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 seem like nothing. The battle between Lesnar and Lashley makes all the sense in the world for WWE right now and they should not miss the opportunity to run with it.
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