Anyone else shocked WWE has never had Lesnar & Lashley in a feud? Or even a match?

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  1. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Going WAY back to the mid-2000s after it seemed like Brock was done with WWE, Bobby Lashley was brought in and physically he was like a black Brock Lesnar.

    He even got so high in the business he headlined Wrestlemania with Vince and Donald Trump.

    Then he left WWE, fiddled with TNA and MMA... and now years later both he and Lesnar have been back in WWE for a LONG time yet it seems like they've never been within a mile of eachother.

    In fact, Lashley has been a mid-carder at best in recent years... a far fall from his Wrestlemania heyday.

    And, Ricochet beat Lashley twice leading up to Brock destroying Ricochet within two minutes without breaking a sweat.

    So.... I'm a very very casual Pro Wrestling fan, without an extensive knowledge of backstage politics within the WWE. Is there a particular reason why Lashley/Lesnar has never happened?
     
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    My guess is that both need an experienced worker to navigate through a prolonged feud/match.

    Lesnar was/is experienced, and underrated in both mic work and as a worker, but he is not a guy that can lead a guy like Lashley through such a thing.

    Would be like the blind leading the blind.

    Still surprised Vince hasnt ever put it together, but Lashley just never truly showed he could be a headliner at the top.
     
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    orca P4P #1 Machida fan

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    i never saw batista vs brock too..
     
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    It’s really sad how poorly they’ve booked Lashley.

    That’s lost money for WWE.
     
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    Brock is doing a great job with Drew though..
     
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    Sycho Sid Master of the world and the universe

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    Lastly sucks ass.

    He was supposed to be the new lesnar. But he fucked it all up.
     
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    Based God Task Force Platinum Member

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    It almost happened shortly after Lashley came back. They had Lashley pin Roman clean and the crowd was behind him, but then they had Roman get his win back in the match to determine the #1 contender and Roman went on to face Brock instead.
     
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    Always felt the same. The match wouldnt have been great even back then, but god, it would be awful today.
     
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    No, because Lashley sucks, and their styles don't compliment each other. Neither do Reigns and Goldberg, but they are both completely over with the fans, so it can work. Lashley on the other hand, has never been truly over. He's got lots of muscles, but no charisma to speak of, and he has a literal babies face.

    If Lashley could somehow become a big deal, it would make sense, but that's a pretty lofty expectation.
     
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  10. D.R.H.

    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It could work if Lashley had a mouthpiece comparable to Heyman...otherwise it will fall flat because Bob has the charisma of a cardboard box.
     
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    If Brock can wrestle Goldberg he can wrestle Lashley lol
     

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