WWE booked Randy Orton vs. John Cena at the Royal Rumble PPV, and it seems we’ll be getting Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show at the event as well.
Orton has faced Cena many times, but this is likely to be their last encounter. As for Big Show and Lesnar, this is a feud that WWE booked many times over back in 2002 and 2003.
The first Big Show vs. Lesnar match was back at Survivor Series 2002. Lesnar impressed everyone when he picked up Big Show to deliver the F5 on him. However, Lesnar lost that match when Paul Heyman turned on him.
Two months after that, Big Show and Lesnar squared off again at the 2003 Royal Rumble event. The winner of that match would gain an entry to the actual Royal Rumble match itself, and Lesnar came out on top of that one.
The other notable Lesnar vs. Big Show match was at Judgement Day 2003. This was a stretcher match that Lesnar won and is probably the best match that these two ever had.
Other than PPV matches, Lesnar and Big Show fought in many Smackdown matches too. The most famous Smackdown match they had was when Lesnar superplexed Big Show and both men made the ring collapse. There was no winner in that match.
With the history lesson I just gave you, it seems redundant that Lesnar faces Big Show once again in 2014. It was more exciting when Lesnar faced CM Punk last year at SummerSlam because this was a match nobody had seen yet. I’ve seen Big Show vs. Lesnar too many times before, and I want to see Lesnar facing off against someone different.
It appears WWE is still dwelling on the past. With Batista coming back and them booking matches we’ve all seen before, is there any room for future talent to prosper in the company? In my mind, Big E Langston would have been a better choice to face Lesnar. Langston is a growing star that would benefit from facing someone like Lesnar. Big Show is an old veteran that doesn’t need the limelight on him.