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Insight on Brock Lesnar’s bizarre WrestleMania booking

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The booking of Brock Lesnar vs Omos for WrestleMania 39 has left a lot of fans desiring more and latest reports reveal the circumstances that led to this bout.

Before Elimination Chamber, a number of big names were rumored as potential WrestleMania opponents for the Beast Incarnate. A lot of people saw the rubber match between Lesnar and Bobby Lashley taking place at the Show of Shows. Reports even suggested that Stone Cold Steve Austin was offered a bout against the former Universal champion before the plans were finalized.

Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso provided an insight on Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania bookings. He mentioned how Lesnar vs Lashley was once slated for Mania. The company moved it around to make room for a Steve Austin bout that didn’t work out in the end:

“Lesnar was slated to fight Bobby Lashley at the event, Sports Illustrated learned, but that was moved to February (in a finish that protected both men) at Elimination Chamber so Lesnar could then prepare for a program against Steve Austin. Yet WWE and Austin never came to terms.”

Brock Lesnar vs. Gunther?

There were other options considered after the company failed to put together the plans with The Texas Rattlesnake. Barrasso mentioned how the idea for a Bray Wyatt match was quickly shot down and explained why someone like Gunther wasn’t chosen either:

“Gunther was another option for Lesnar, but the prevailing belief internally is that Gunther needs another year before conquering a star the caliber of Lesnar. After one more year of further establishing and cementing himself as a ring general, he and Lesnar could have a memorable encounter.”

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Martin MacDonald