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5 Best Opponents for The Rock's WWE Return

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The Rock may not actually ever return to a WWE ring, but if he does, there are several opponents who would make sense for him to face in his first match back. That match figures to take place at WrestleMania XXXI, because Rock didn't even wrestle on Monday Night Raw in recent years while he was building up previous WrestleMania matches. It would surely be a big draw. Here are five opponents The Rock could face upon his WWE return.

5. Daniel Bryan

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5. Daniel Bryan

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This is rated so low because it's entirely dependent on Daniel Bryan's health. Out since having neck surgery several weeks ago, Bryan was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight title and has not been in action since. It sounds as if we may not see him for a while, either. But a program with The Rock, featuring even a three-month buildup, could be huge to return Bryan back to status he had before he was injured, title belt or not.

4. CM Punk

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4. CM Punk

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This is ranked here on the small chance that CM Punk returns to a WWE wrestling ring at all. While his retirement certainly sounds final if you believe all the parties involved, nothing is ever final in WWE and you should most certainly never say never. Punk vs. Rock would provide one final big revenue draw for both, as well as for WWE. And either wrestler could play the heel portion of the conflict, though Punk might be more willing to do that.

3. HHH

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3. HHH

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There's really no reason for Triple-H to wrestle The Rock, and it may not even be a match that many want to see anymore. But two reasons it could happen are: 1) HHH has a massive ego and can't help himself from getting in the spotlight this match would provide, and 2) a storyline could be developed over months where at WrestleMania, Rock wrestles HHH for control of the WWE. That would very likely be massive.

2. John Cena

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2. John Cena

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A third WrestleMania match to settle the score between John Cena and The Rock would be a major event. It might not be what some fans want to see, especially those who have long been tired of Cena's act during his long run at the top of the WWE. But they would provide a solid build, can work well together and it could be a great match. No title belt needs to be involved.

1. Brock Lesnar

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1. Brock Lesnar

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One star we know is returning to WWE is Brock Lesnar, who should appear on Monday Night Raw in the first WWE TV show after tonight's Battleground PPV. Lesnar vs. Rock was reportedly part of the plan for the most recent WrestleMania, but The Rock's injury from the previous WrestleMania and perhaps his movie shooting schedule didn't allow it to happen. These two strong, athletic stars could put together quite the match.

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