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Brock Lesnar’s Original WrestleMania 39 Plan Was to Complete an Unfinished 2022 Storyline With One of WWE’s All -Time Greats

Published 02/27/2023, 12:15 PM EST

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With WrestleMania 39 just around the corner, Brock Lesnar direly needs an opponent and a feud. Although, as per reports, WWE has something in the plan for him, there is no confirmation of it. The reports claim Omos to be Lesnar’s WrestleMania 39 opponent. However, there was another backup to Omos as Lesnar’s opponent.

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Back in 2002, ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin walked out of WWE after some disagreement over his booking and a match with Brock Lesnar. However, as per reports, WWE had planned Stone Cold versus Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39. But Austin denied getting involved in a match with the 45-year-old.

Who is Brock Lesnar going to face at WrestleMania 39, Stone Cold Steve Austin or Omos?


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Last year at WrestleMania 38, Lesnar was battling Roman Reigns for the world title. However, this year, it is not clear who The Beast will face at the ‘Grandest Stage of Them All’. When the rumors of Lesnar facing Omos rose, fans were shocked to hear the news. And now a report reveals Omos was never WWE’s first choice for Brock Lesnar.

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WWE wanted to make the 2002 match with Austin happen this time around. After his successful return to the ring last year, WWE hoped to get the Texas Rattlesnake in the ring again. But Austin denied being involved in the match, and it is understandable given his age and health conditions. But even after Austin rejected the idea, Omos was not the direct second choice.

For Lesnar to face anyone, he has to agree to the name after WWE suggests it to him. And, although it is not clear whom WWE suggested to him, it was Omos whom Lesnar probably agreed on getting inside the ring with, at WrestleMania 39.


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Was Gunther supposed to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39?

It was also rumored that WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther was supposed to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39. And Gunther himself had described Brock Lesnar as the end-boss he wants to face. However, as per Wrestling Observer, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus could face The Ring General at the marquee event and not Lesnar.


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However, there is still no confirmation of it. A 20-man battle royale is scheduled, with the winner facing Gunther for the title. WWE fans will now need to wait and see whom Gunther goes on against at WrestleMania and who Lesnar actually wrestles at the event.

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Written by:

Shounak Chakrabarti


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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.
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Sherjeel Malik