Brock Lesnar Demanded ‘Last Minute’ WrestleMania Match

‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar always gets what he wants and this was documented on a recent edition of ‘The Best Wrestling Show Ever’. Former WCW commentator Mark Madden and former WWE producer, Mike Mansbury discussed the lead up to WrestleMania 37 among other topics. Here, Mansbury told a story on how plans change consistently during the road to WrestleMania, including to the day of as Mansbury discussed how Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins was changed from being in the second hour of WrestleMania 35 to opening the show. Wrestling-Edge transcribed their remarks. It was recently reported that Brock Lesnar ‘no showed’ this major title match.



Mansbury: Mark, I’ll tell you a story about WrestleMania 35 which is the second WrestleMania that happened at MetLife Stadium. It was announced going into it, weeks in advance that the women for the first time ever were going to headline WrestleMania. It was going to be Charlotte Flair Vs. Becky Lynch Vs. Ronda Rousey for the unification of the Women’s titles. Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins initially, and even on the day of were slated to be somewhere in that second hour of WrestleMania, maybe even a little bit beyond. It was a long, long day of wrestling.

Mansbury: Somewhere during the start of the kickoff show, which I remember producing live, Vince McMahon gets on headset and he’s giving Kevin Dunn a new rundown of WrestleMania. No easy feat but the decision was made and I think Vince and Brock talked about it with Paul Heyman as well that Brock and Seth were going to start WrestleMania. So you were in the throes of what was a seven hour show, if you want to get them hot – someone had the great idea to send Brock, have Brock start WrestleMania, the angle off hot and it was very unexpected and unannounced.

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