WWE Has Backup Plan In Place For Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania 39 Match

Brock Lesnar lays out Bobby Lashley

On the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, it was confirmed that Brock Lesnar will be accepting the challenge laid out by MVP to face Omos at WrestleMania 39.

Though Omos himself didn’t appear in the segment, Lesnar was a guest in the MVP Lounge on the February 27th episode of Raw, confronting MVP about the challenge he and Omos had laid out the week before.

After Lesnar agreed to face Omos in Los Angeles, he told MVP that they should celebrate with a drink. While MVP wanted to toast with champagne, Lesnar had something different in mind and produced a flask, saying that it contained “white lightning,” another name for moonshine. The booze proved too strong for MVP, who spit it out into Lesnar’s face. Enraged, Brock Lesnar delivered a brutal F5 to the former United States Champion.

Numerous Other Names Were Pitched To Face Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 39

Fans were underwhelmed when the Lesnar vs. Omos WrestleMania match was made official on Monday, especially after previous reports indicated other big name opponents for The Beast Incarnate could be in the works. Back in January, reports emerged that Stone Cold Steve Austin had been offered a bout with Lesnar, but that Austin turned down the match. Reports also noted a pitch for Lesnar to face GUNTHER, though that plan wasn’t in place for long. There was also speculation about him renewing his rivalry with Bobby Lashley.

According to one recent report, it was Vince McMahon himself who pushed through the idea of Lesnar facing Omos. It has been noted that Triple H speaks with McMahon over creative, while it was reported that he also “has input” in the storyline between Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns. Although reports that he has returned to creative in an official capacity appear wide of the mark.

Now, a new report from Fightful Select reveals that while Lesnar vs. Omos is the official plan as of this point, sources indicate WWE has an backup plan in place, though that backup has not been factored into creative plans. Fightful was unable to confirm who pitched the match in the first place, but they do note that Brock Lesnar himself personally approved of the match taking place.

The report also notes that Lesnar personally turned down a match against Bray Wyatt at the event. Wyatt is currently set to face Bobby Lashley.