What if Brock Lesnar was Facing Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 35?
When Bobby Lashley returned to WWE this spring, the dream match everyone speculated about was him going head to head with Brock Lesnar.
It’s a pairing that made complete sense for two athletes with comparably imposing looks, strength, athleticism, and amateur backgrounds.
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While Lashley couldn’t necessarily match up with Lesnar’s MMA credentials, he has had a respectable fight career of his own to make him somewhat believable as a rival.
Lashley had a strange year, during which time he felt largely directionless. Yes, he got the better of Sami Zayn in their program and even got to defeat Roman Reigns on PPV.
WWE never seemed to get fully behind him, though, as his storylines didn’t so much flow one into another as stop cold and see him lost in the shuffle, never quite broaching main event status.
With his heel turn and Intercontinental Championship victory, Lashley feels more entrenched in the upper mid-card than ever, and a far cry from someone WWE would book opposite Lesnar. What if things had gone down differently, though, and we were looking ahead to Lashley vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania?
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While Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar are both sensational athletes and capable workers, they aren’t necessarily known for producing premium in-ring matches, at least from a traditional point of view.
Lesnar’s best matches in this vein have been against smaller opponents who can capably play the underdog while taking breathtaking bumps from the Beast Incarnate. Lashley would not fit that mold.
We could expect Lashley vs. Lesnar to be less of a marathon classic than an explosive sprint in the style of Lesnar vs. Goldberg from WrestleMania 33.
The two guys would play the hits, show off their power and athleticism, and likely as not go fewer than ten minutes (and maybe fewer than five) bell to bell in the ring.
This style of match would also feed into their MMA credentials, and the style of fast-paced violence both men have participated in in the confines of the cage, as opposed to the squared circle.