At WrestleMania 39 Brock Lesnar will go one-on-one with the giant Omos but wrestling fans who saw his brief appearance in the Royal Rumble will be delighted to know that another WWE star still wants to face him.
At the 2023 Royal Rumble, Lesnar only lasted two and a half minutes in the men’s Rumble match but fans came unglued when he came face-to-face with the Intercontinental Champion Gunther. That led to speculation those two could be on a collision course for WrestleMania but reports suggest that was never on the cards and now Lesnar will take on Omos at that event.
Speaking on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Gunther reiterated his desire to fight Brock Lesnar and believes the match “has to happen” in the future:
“Brock is the one that has to happen at some point. I think I made him my personal biggest obstacle. The [Royal Rumble] was literally the first time I met him. [It was] brief, but that moment that we had in the Rumble was great because that was all I needed out of it. It was basically like a real-life confirmation that the audience is up for that. They want to see it.”
“When I watched him when he started in WWE, he was always the most impressive guy to me. Absolute beast. I saw his stuff in Japan and UFC, then he came back and he’s been on top since then. One of the best wrestlers to ever do it in my mind. For that reason, I want to be able to prove myself against him.”
Gunther will find out his challenger for WrestleMania on SmackDown on the 10th of March when Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Karrion Kross, LA Knight, and Kofi Kingston face off in a five-way match to determine a number one contender for the Intercontinental Title.
h/t Wrestling Inc.