Xero News reports that Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio are the first two entrants in the Royal Rumble match.
Brock Lesnar finally made his shocking return during this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, dubbed as RAW is XXX for the 30th anniversary of the show. It has now come to light that the company had plans for Lesnar to main-event WrestleMania in a match against WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.’
WWE reportedly wanted Brock Lesnar to main event WrestleMania
Brock Lesnar was in the main event of last year’s WrestleMania when he faced Roman Reigns in a title unification match. WWE wanted him to have a match against Stone Cold Steve Austin while Reigns faced The Rock. However, none of the matches have been confirmed as of now.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that WWE is building towards a match between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley. However, it is unclear when it will take place as it is not a lock for WrestleMania. He also stated that the match planned for Lesnar and Austin is unlikely to happen.
”The story is that match was pitched to Austin as recently as a few weeks ago. We’ve been told that the main idea dating back for Austin this year was a match with Lesnar, with the original hope and idea being Austin vs. Lesnar and Reigns vs. The Rock as the main events for the two nights.”
The report stated that while the plan for Lesnar to face Austin is unlikely to happen. The name in contention to face Lesnar at the Show of Shows is Bobby Lashley. Dave Meltzer said that WWE did not have any plans for Gunther to face Lesnar, as rumored by some reports.
”When the Lesnar vs. Gunther rumors started, we were told that was definitely not the plan at that time, but weren’t told what the plan was, plus it was something that almost nobody knew and was a well-guarded secret.”
‘The Beast Incarnate’ had been away from the company for quite some time. Lesnar was reportedly preparing for a massive return as we inch closer to Royal Rumble 2023. ‘The Beast Incarnate’ had last appeared on Crown Jewel when he faced Bobby Lashley in a singles match. Lesnar initially took a lot of punishment but quickly turned things around with a shockingly easy victory over the All-Mighty. WWE is now preparing to write the latest chapter of the feud between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley as Royal Rumble takes place this weekend.