While speaking to Wrestling Inc, former WWE writer Court Bauer revealed that the SmackDown writing team was working on plans to have a returning Brock Lesnar face Batista back in 2005.
“I really liked the Brock and Bautista because of the parallels going back to OVW. It was a classic, traditional Vince McMahon collision course of two massive forces. It was a big money match. Bautista needed something different to shake things up for him and Brock Lesnar could have really fit that mold rather well. We were going to have him leave a trail of wreckage until Bautista said, ‘That’s enough. You’re on my turf. I’m going to put down this great white shark’.”
Despite Brock Lesnar meeting with the RAW & SmackDown creative teams, plans would soon come to a halt.
“Someone asked Vince point blank is he in fact coming back and we got the answer to not factor Brock Lesnar into our plans for the immediate future. That was Vince’s very firm way of saying we’re not doing business with him at the moment.”