One of the biggest pieces of wrestling news over the last week or so has been that Vince McMahon has reportedly decided that Finn Balor is not over enough to face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Now, while that decision has certainly not gone down too well, it does leave one lingering question- just who is over enough to face Brock at the Royal Rumble then?
The Raw roster is undeniably stacked with talent, but Brock has already eaten his way through that this year, and with The Beast Incarnate on a one way course for a match with The Big Dog, Roman Reigns at this year’s Wrestlemania, it seems likely that Brock is going to have to recycle an opponent at this year’s Royal Rumble to keep him ticking off until the big show. So, who is looking the most likely to face Lesnar at this year’s event? Let’s take a look at the current Raw roster and decide who could potentially be Brock’s opponent at The Royal Rumble.
Brock Lesnar and John Cena have a very long and very well documented history, spanning all the way back to their OVW days in the early 2000’s. Both men can lay a claim to the being the biggest star of their generation, and the bout really wouldn’t need much in the way of setting up a storyline.
It is also worth considering that Brock is likely on his way out of the company following Wrestlemania 34, and the company will probably want to get as much out of him as they possibly can in what is probably going to be one his last appearances. Cena and Lesnar have always put on memorable matches, and with this year’s Rumble looking set to be a pretty big one, this match could just be the icing on the cake for the show.