After it was reported that Brock Lesnar had been pulled from WrestleMania Backlash it has now been suggested that he was never booked for the show in the first place.
On April 13th it became apparent that Brock Lesnar would not be appearing at WrestleMania Backlash despite previously being advertised for the event.
Meanwhile, a new report has claimed that there were actually never any plans for Lesnar to appear on the show in the first place.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer described the situation as “a different type of false advertising than WWE usually does.” He added that this wasn’t a case of WWE changing their mind over who would be appearing on a show or a change made due to injury or illness. Instead WWE were always aware that Lesnar wouldn’t be on the show and was never scheduled to wrestle, but advertised him anyway.
The Beast is not advertised for a WWE show until Money In The Bank on July 2nd in Las Vegas.
Lesnar was last seen in the main event of WrestleMania 38 where he put his WWE Title on the line in a ‘Winner Take All Title Unification’ match against Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief finally lay to rest the ghosts of WrestleMania 31 and 34 as he finally pinned Brock Lesnar on The Grandest Stage Of Them All.
With Lesnar out of the picture, Roman Reigns appeared on the post-WrestleMania edition of SmackDown triumphant, before declaring that the Usos would now become Undisputed Tag Team Champions. As the show ended, Reigns was confronted by Shinsuke Nakamura but the Japanese star was beaten down by the Bloodline.
Reigns was also in the news after the most recent episode of Young Rock. On the show, The Rock teased a match between himself and Reigns at WrestleMania.