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WWE reportedly referred to as off the initially scheduled match between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 39 in anticipation of a unique bout that did not come to fruition.
In accordance with Justin Barrasso of Sports activities Illustrated, WWE moved Lesnar vs. Lashley from WrestleMania to Elimination Chamber final month with a watch towards having Lesnar face WWE Corridor of Famer “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin on the Grandest Stage of Them All as a substitute.
WWE and Austin had been reportedly unable to come back to phrases, nonetheless, forcing WWE to pivot to another choices.
Barrasso added that WWE toyed with the thought of Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt or Lesnar vs. Gunther at WrestleMania however settled on The Beast Incarnate clashing with the 7’3″ Nigerian Large, Omos.
In the meantime, Lashley is within the midst of a rivalry with Wyatt, and WWE appears to be constructing towards a WrestleMania match between them.
That could possibly be in jeopardy, although, as Fightful Select (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside Information) reported that Wyatt is out with a “bodily concern” and has no agency timeline to return.
Lesnar vs. Omos was a considerably stunning reserving determination because of the truth that Omos had not been featured a lot within the months previous the announcement.
It appears probably that WWE’s decision-makers noticed at the least some intrigue within the dimension distinction between Lesnar and Omos—and regarded forward to the kind of spectacle that could possibly be created by having Brock hit Omos with an F-5.
The match figures to be a fast and straightforward one for Lesnar, and it provides WWE the prospect to create a memorable second that’s proven in WrestleMania video packages for a few years to come back.
Austin is not scheduled for a match at WrestleMania 39 regardless of making his in-ring return final 12 months at WrestleMania 38 after 19 years of retirement.
The Texas Rattlesnake was marketed forward of time for a KO Present phase with Kevin Owens, however it became a No Holds Barred match that headlined Night time 1 of WrestleMania 38.
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp (h/t H Jenkins of ThirstyForNews.com) reported this week that WWE has made extra WrestleMania pitches to Austin, with one in all them being a match or phase with cocky heel LA Knight.
It is not recognized if Stone Chilly is open to provides or if he could settle for one, however it appears an Austin look at WrestleMania 39 is not out of the query.
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