WWE planning blockbuster match for Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36 – Check out – Times Now
The latest updates also indicate that Lesnar is here to stay in WWE | Photo: Twitter/WWE
Brock Lesnar’s attack on Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominick, on Raw this week left the fans thinking for the reason behind the move. There was no strong reason for Lesnar to take down the father and son duo. However, there are speculations that the WWE might have done this with an eye on Wrestlemania 36. As per Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the segment was done to organise a match between The Beast Incarnate and UFC veteran Cain Velasquez next year.
“Okay, so that promo he talked about tough guys and mixed martial arts and fighters… that was a promo for Cain (Velasquez) now, whether that’s gonna end up happening,” Meltzer said.
“The whole segment with Rey and everything, you beat up the Mexican and the Mexican superhero badass comes in, that’s kinda where the idea was behind everything. Cain has not signed either so they have an idea. Obviously, it’s Brock and Cain and this stuff was in that direction, but it may end up not happening, but that’s the destination in theory that this is headed toward,” he added.
Lesnar and Velasquez are no strangers to each other. In 2010, Velasquez owned Lesnar inside the octagon at UFC 121. WWE is looking to sign the UFC superstar and if the deal is finalised, a rematch between the two will take place next year.
For now, Lesnar is set to face Kofi Kingston for the WWE heavyweight championship tomorrow on Smackdown’s Fox debut. It will be the first time in 16 years that Lesnar will be competing on Friday Night Smackdown.
His move to the new show has been done to make Smackdown’s Fox premier a big one and it is no doubt that Lesnar is the favourite to take the title off the champion. He might go on to lose it before Wrestlemania 36 to build up a match against the former UFC champion.
The latest updates also indicate that Lesnar is here to stay in WWE. He has had taken few breaks since his comeback but is expected to be a regular in the company now.
As for Mysterio, the attack from Lesnar cost him his title opportunity against Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw. He is unlikely to get a title shot as the Universal championship is expected to change hands at Hell in a Cell this Sunday