Brock Lesnar is currently focused on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. At Fastlane he will seek to beat Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to become number one contender for a title he never really lost. But winning and going on to face Triple H at WrestleMania 32 simply isn’t going to happen.
Lesnar is arguably the biggest star in the company and putting him in the WrestleMania main event would further cement his legendary status within the company. But from a storyline perspective his inclusion at the summit of the card doesn’t make that much business sense. Lesnar is a top draw, whether or not he is inserted in the title picture. Besides, the WWE Universe has seen Triple H vs. Lesnar several times already, and recreating this rivalry hardly seems like a fresh option for a WrestleMania which has already been labeled as the biggest Mania ever. And finally, this writer has forecasted a predictable Reigns victory at Fastlane, giving the Samoan Superman another shot at the title.
While we’re in the realm of the obvious, the most predictable outcome to the Fastlane main event would be Bray Wyatt and his followers interfering and orchestrating another beat down on Lesnar. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan all helped throw Lesnar out of the Royal Rumble match in January, but the men have not come face to face since. Removed from the title picture, The Beast Incarnate would provoke mayhem and seek revenge. Only a violent feud culminating with a match between Lesnar and Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32 would allow to quench his thirst. Meantime, the Wyatts have shown they are more than capable of taking Lesnar down, but it took more than Bray to make it happen at the Royal Rumble. Unity and the worship of Sister Abigail is their strength.
From a booking standpoint this can be a boon or a bane. Bray alone hasn’t been booked as a big enough threat. He has lost his major feuds and is consistently shown as a dog that can bark but not bite. Bearing this in mind, the Lesnar-Wyatt match at WrestleMania becomes a bit one-sided and one would expect a dominant Lesnar and a mauling of the Eater of Worlds. End of story. From a wrestling perspective, the casual fan will enjoy this encounter. But Wyatt jobbing to Lesnar doesn’t sound too exciting, right?… Correct.
Therefore to spark things creatively-speaking, I think WWE needs to seriously consider a handicap match pitting Lesnar against the entire Wyatt family and make us believe that the Conqueror can actually lose on April 3. To make this happen, the building blocks need to be laid relatively soon.
On the Raw after Fastlane, Paul Heyman could cut a promo about how his client was unfairly beaten down, but stating that such a beat down wouldn’t have been possible had Wyatt been on his lonesome. Bray would then come out to the ring and a verbal joust between two of WWE’s best talkers would begin. It could create an unforgettable moment. Wyatt could also have Harper, Strowman and Rowan keep the Beast Incarnate at bay by issuing yet another beat down or by simply holding him in a corner of the ring. Unable to contain his rage Lesnar would proceed to throw Wyatt’s henchmen out of the ring one by one and walk up to Bray and stare him down. He could then whisper something to Heyman. Feeling cocky, the Beast’s advocate would then put on one of his best sardonic smiles and defy Bray Wyatt to a handicap match against his client at WrestleMania, claiming to put an end to the Wyatt family once and for all – a challenge The Eater of Worlds would be all too happy to accept.
Bray Wyatt deserves a key spot at WrestleMania, but right now no one knows what that spot is going to be. Harper, Rowan and Strowman are also without rivals (assuming that Strowman isn’t thrust into a match against The Undertaker — please WWE Creative, I plead with you. Don’t let that happen!). So from the booking and fan excitement standpoints, this seems to me like a no-brainer.
After more verbal jousts and confrontations, we fast forward to April 3. At WrestleMania, Lesnar could clear house and take Bray, Harper, Rowan and Strowman on several trips to Suplex City. The match could be booked to showcase the dominance of Lesnar. But ultimately Bray Wyatt would score an upset victory – and this without the help of his followers.
Much has been made of Bray’s main event future in WWE, but he lacks that marquee win at the Showcase of Immortals to make him a truly believable force. Lesnar losing would not make him look weak. A memorable victory for Bray Wyatt would hence be an enormous achievement and a sign that WWE is committed to making him a key player on the top level.
The time for Bray Wyatt to make a statement is now and the best place for that is WrestleMania 32.