WWE brought a big show for RAW this week, and they actually saw viewership boost for the go-home show before WrestleMania. Brock Lesnar and Omos were around for a weigh-in segment, but not all of those plans worked out as they initially mapped them out.
It was previously reported that “WWE was looking to emulate UFC weigh ins, complete with towels, as of this weekend for Brock Lesnar and Omos.” This is very interesting as it was reported at the time that the reason towels are used during weigh-ins if if they are trying to cut weight.
Tthe only reason towels would be needed in a UFC heavyweight weigh in is if one was trying to make the 265 pound heavyweight limit and had to strip down. There is no weight limit in the Omos vs. Lesnar match.
Sean Sapp noted in his notes about RAW behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE actually nixed the entire towel segment. After all, the bit obviously didn’t appear on the show. They also had plans to use a red carpet and a WrestleMania podium, but that didn’t go down either.
There were originally some pitches to have the weigh in resemble more of the UFC presentation, but it didn’t happen. WWE even had towels prepared to us, in addition to a WrestleMania podium and a red carpet
Brock Lesnar and Omos are going to throw down in a very real way at WrestleMania 39. That battle had Vince McMahon’s fingerprints all over it, and fans were not happy about the booking.
This feud has made Omos looks strong, and WWE obviously has a lot of faith in the Nigerian giant to be a big name for years to come. Only time will tell how it all goes down this year at the show of shows, but this could also be Lesnar’s final WrestleMania, because he has been telling people that he’s “finishing up” with WWE.
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