Brock Lesnar is set to take on Omos at WrestleMania 39, and this is still controversial decision. A lot of fans are talking about this match, and for the wrong reason. This showdown also took a lot of different twists along the way to become a reality.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Omos was not even the back-up plan for Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania opponent when Steve Austin declined the match. There were other pitches in the interim period, but they landed on Omos. We also confirmed that Vince McMahon is not back in charge of WWE creative.

Fightful dropped a detailed report behind their paywall about Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania situation. It was noted in the report that Steve Austin was approached in the Summer about a match against Lesnar, but he declined. Austin also declined a match against Roman Reigns, despite the “huge payout.”

Gunther was then listed as Brock Lesnar’s opponent, as far back as November 21, leading into Survivor Series. There was no reason given why that match was nixed. It was also reported that the IC Title wasn’t mentioned at all as part of that match. Bobby Lashley was also a part of the conversation.


As one can imagine, Bobby Lashley was also on the table for a possible Brock Lesnar WrestleMania match. We’re not sure what happened to cause that one to be off, but that led to Lashley facing Bray Wyatt…who was also pitched for Lesnar.

As Ringside News exclusively reported, Fightful confirmed that aside from Omos, “there was an undisclosed ‘backup,’ but that it isn’t factored into creative plans.” It was never confirmed exactly who that backup was.

It was also stressed that there was no confirmation that any of this is a Vince McMahon call. We’ll just have to see what Triple H’s plans are for Brock Lesnar vs Omos at WrestleMania 39.

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Felix Upton

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