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Brock Lesnar’s Opponents: Dean Ambrose

It’s gonna happen people.

On August 17th, Brock Lesnar will more than likely beat John Cena and become WWE World Heavyweight Champion again. I know most people are groaning about the prospect of it, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s an interest booking challenge with the limited dates for Lesnar to work, plus you have some interesting opponents for Lesnar to face. In what I’m hoping is a possible new series, I’m going to look at the possible opponents for Lesnar. The one thing that I hope with Lesnar being the champion is that not only do faces want to face him, but heels too.

Heyman’s promos thus far about Lesnar aren’t just putting down faces, but heels too. Heyman just isn’t targeting the Daniel Bryan’s when he talks up the accomplishments of Lesnar, he’s going after the Orton’s of the world when he talks about everything Lesnar has accomplished. When Vader first won the title, sure a guy like Ron Simmons’s or Ricky Steamboat made their intent to take the belt known, but Cactus Jack was also talking up taking on the big man. That would establish Lesnar as a complete monster that needs to be stopped. It shouldn’t be Lesnar vs The Good Guys; it should be Lesnar vs The World.

While certain opponents in this series can match up with Lesnar in terms of physicality, strength, brutality and even wrestling ability, this guy doesn’t match-up with Lesnar in those areas. What he has though, is the insane ability to take punishment and keep coming after you. A man who doesn’t care about his body, just beating the crap out of you is what he cares about. A gutsy brawler with some wrestling chops to boot. A street dog essentially, who won’t stop until he has you on the ground and rips your throat out.

Dean Ambrose.

When I think of the prospect of Lesnar against Ambrose, I think of a quote from Rocky II, when Duke tries to talk Creed out of a second fight with Balboa:

“I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you.”

What I see, is a guy who can play the Cactus Jack to Brock Lesnar’s Vader. I remember watching the first Cactus/Vader match with my dad and telling my dad that Vader is gonna run over Cactus with ease. My dad, probably appeasing four year me, told me that Vader might be bigger and stronger but don’t underestimate the guts of a guy like Cactus Jack. Ambrose is that guy to take on Lesnar and hell it makes sense that Lesnar and Ambrose would meet up. Ambrose is becoming a thorn in the side of Triple H and what better way to do away with him than putting him against Brock Lesnar. A public execution, billed as a championship match to the uninformed. Except, Heyman doesn’t want it.

Not because he doesn’t believe that Brock can’t beat Ambrose, but that Ambrose isn’t a guy that you can train for, there’s nobody out there like Ambrose. You can train to face a John Cena, but just how the heck can you train to face a guy like Dean Ambrose? The man is crazier than a bag of no cats and you have no idea what he’s gonna do out there. He might bust out some lucha libre or wrestle British rounds style, and that’s the appeal of Ambrose facing Lesnar. Not only that, but he knows that Ambrose won’t stop until he beats Lesnar, but he also knows that Lesnar won’t stop beating on somebody until they’re dead if they keeping getting up. Remember, Heyman talked up the possible injuries that The Undertaker could have suffered: A broken neck and a cracked skull. Heyman said that Lesnar would have beaten The Undertaker until he had those injuries and insinuated that Lesnar was willing to KILL The Undertaker if he had to.

And that is what the match is, Lesnar dishing out insane punishment towards Ambrose, but Ambrose just keeps coming at him. I’m not saying it’s a squash, Ambrose does dish out his fair share of damage but it becomes obvious that he’s overmatched. Hell, he evens reverses and F-5 into the Dirty Deeds but it doesn’t put the monster down. At points in the match, Paul Heyman even pleads with Ambrose to stay down knowing that Brock will do anything to keep his belt, murder isn’t off the table for Brock F*****g Lesnar.

Hell, after a spot with the breakaway barricade that nobody ever seems to properly repair, he takes a piece and tries to throw it at Ambrose who’s against the post. This is what a match with Ambrose does for Lesnar, it shows just how brutal and barbaric he is willing to get just to keep that belt.  Then Lesnar does something brutal, an F-5 on the exposed floor and the ref has no choice but to stop the match after seeing that. Either that or Ambrose passing out in some sort of submission hold similar to Austin at WrestleMania 13. What you wanna do here is put Ambrose over as a super tough bastard while keeping Lesnar over as a killer, so you show off what Lesnar is willing to do in order to keep his belt by going to a certain extreme. After all that, Lesnar walks off and Ambrose leaves on his own power and refuses to accept any help from medical personnel.

Ambrose vs Lesnar would be the perfect match for both guys, it shows off how tough off a guy Ambrose is, while keeping the stigma of Lesnar being a complete monster.

Robert Goeman has been writing for CamelClutchBlog since 2014 and has written for FiveOuncesofPain and What Culture. Follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/RobertGoeman. After every article, Robert usually does “Talking Points” on twitter, bringin up points that didn’t make the article.

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Robert Goeman has been writing for CamelClutchBlog since 2014 and has written for FiveOuncesofPain and What Culture. Follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/RobertGoeman.

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