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5 Potential Opponents for Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble

Sanjay Dutta
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
02 Dec 2019, 18:48 IST

Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston within seconds to win the WWE Championship
Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston within seconds to win the WWE Championship

Despite what one's opinion of him may be, Brock Lesnar has had a great 2019. The Beast Incarnate has been at the top of his game throughout the year, having some of the best matches in the last 12 months against the likes of Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. From keeping the fans at the edge of their seats to making fans uncomfortable with vicious beatdowns of his opponents, Lesnar has proven why he is so valuable to Vince McMahon & the WWE.

Lesnar successfully defended his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio at Survivor Series. It is widely believed that this was Lesnar's final match in 2019 and we will not be seeing much of the Beast until the build-up to the Royal Rumble, with Lesnar not being expected to defend the WWE Championship at the upcoming TLC pay-per-view. Given the Beast Incarnate's track record as of late, we believe that it will be worth the wait. Here are five potential opponents for Lesnar at the Royal Rumble:

#5 Rusev

The Bulgarian Brute with Jerry Lawler
The Bulgarian Brute with Jerry Lawler

The Bulgarian Brute has for long been one of the most underutilized talents on the roster. The former United States Champion is among the more well-rounded performers in the company. An adept in-ring performer, Rusev is a charismatic star, making him a great asset to the company. Despite not being featured prominently over the past few years, the former United States Champion has managed to capture the imagination of fans.

Russev is currently involved in a storyline with his real-life wife Lana and Bobby Lashley which has drawn a lot of flak from the WWE Universe. While some have questioned the necessity of having such a storyline in 2019, others have been left shell-shocked by the events that have unraveled between the trio over the past few weeks. Despite the huge negative reaction, one thing that this angle has done is to get Rusev over with the fans.

Last week on RAW, Russev's beatdown of Lashley received one of the loudest pops of the night. Following his feud with Lashley, The Bulgarian would be the perfect candidate to face off against Lesnar at the Rumble. A strong showing against The Beast would work wonders for the career of The Bulgarian Brute and could catapult him to the main event scene, something which the fans have been wanting to see for a while. 

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