At WrestleMania 39 Brock Lesnar will take on Omos in a match that has come in for significant criticism from fans.
Lesnar remains one of WWE’s biggest stars, so to see him outside of a match that could be seen as a main event has come as something of a shock. Meanwhile, his opponent has spent much of his career to date firmly planted in the mid-card and seemingly a long way from the main event.
Despite this, Kurt Angle has come out in defence of the match claiming that the bout is exactly what Lesnar should be doing. The WWE Hall of Famer said on his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, that Lesnar is at the point of his career where it’s time to start giving back and building younger stars.
“Well, I think it’s a great idea. You have to remember Brock is near the end of his career, and Omos is near the beginning of his career,” Angle said. “Brock’s always been these main event matches with all the top guys. I think now he’s at the point in his career where he has to start giving back and not being at these top-level matches for World Championships but trying to build other talent, and I think it’s a great idea.”
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Angle’s comments come 20 years after he had his own WrestleMania showdown with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 19. On that occasion, the Olympic gold medalist was the established star helping elevate his younger rival to superstardom.
The match is best remembered for Lesnar botching a Shooting Star Press where he knocked himself out. Despite the infamous moment, Lesnar recovered to deliver another F-5 and win the World Championship.
H/t to Fightful