Despite Tyson Fury teasing a match between himself and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36, backstage plans don’t have him penciled in for a match against The Beast Incarnate.
Dave Meltzer noted in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Brock Lesnar is scheduled to have a match at Wrestlemania 36, and he can confirm neither Tyson Fury or Cain Velasquez will be his opponent.
Because nobody is obvious for those spot, there were rumors this past week of Cain Velasquez (who is in the Rumble as of right now) and Tyson Fury as Lesnar’s WrestleMania opponents popped up. The only thing we’ve been able to confirm is Lesnar will be on Mania barring injury, and neither Fury nor Velasquez will be the opponent.
While Lesnar’s opponent has yet to be revealed, Meltzer noted a number of talent who are currently in line for big pushes on television.
Right now they are giving big pushes to Drew McIntyre, Erick Rowan and Aleister Black on television. We do know McMahon is heavily behind a Rowan push. The mentality in the past has also been the Rumble is the draw, which it is, so you don’t necessarily need a super challenger and you have just feed someone to Lesnar for Mania. McIntyre has been groomed for a top position ever since he was brought to the main roster, but like everyone, had his stops and stars and a few injuries slowing down his momentum.
Tyson Fury spoke with Behind The Gloves, indicating he’s coming for Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36.
Fury stated, “I’m going to go back and destroy Brock Lesnar, at Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania rather, in Florida, after I beat Wilder, I’m coming for Brock”
Despite him speaking candidly in an interview indicating wanting to face Lesnar at Wrestlemania, that does not seem to be the case, based on internal plans.
Lesnar’s next match is scheduled to be at Royal Rumble in Houston, TX on 1/26.
WWE Wrestlemania 36 will be held at Raymond James Stadium on 4/7 in Tampa, FL.