A former WWE announcer was supposed to face Brock Lesnar in a match until Vince McMahon changed those plans.
In the fall of 2019, former WWE superstar Mace was known as Dio Maddin as part of the Raw commentary team. At that time, Brock Lesnar was the WWE Champion.
On the November 4, 2019 edition of WWE Raw, Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman were looking for Rey Mysterio. They went up to the commentary team where they tried to find out where Rey was. After Maddin got in Lesnar’s face, Lesnar picked up the big man and hit him with an F5 through the table. Maddin was removed from commentary after that.
Mace took part in Q and A on Reddit recently where he said this was supposed to lead to a match with Lesnar, but Vince McMahon had other ideas.
“Ha. So when it happened they told me I’d just be back on commentary next week. Then they told me (as I was boarding a plane to the UK) that I would be selling it for a week. Then another. Then another. Then they said they were going in a new direction with the commentary team.”
After the incident on Raw, Mace posted a photo on social media of himself with Lesnar saying he wasn’t a punk. Mace explained why he did that.
“The tweet was me desperately trying to not get sent back to the PC like Mufasa falling to his death. Although as I understand it, a match was discussed, but Vince said it would be confusing to the audience because they didn’t know I wrestled. I was later told they changed directions because I was too big for commentary so I eagerly awaited my big push.”
What Does John Cena Think About Brock Lesnar?
Brock Lesnar and John Cena have a lot in common since they’re the same age, they debuted on the WWE main roster around the same time in 2002 and they went on to become two of the biggest names in the history of the company.
While speaking on a WWE YouTube video about his career, John Cena praised Brock Lesnar heavily while admitting he loves The Beast Incarnate.
“I love Brock. As a performer, he’s extremely underrated, even though he’s in that conversation of the greatest of all time. I love him as a human being.”
“He is wholeheartedly himself, and he shoots you straight. At least you know where you stand with him at all times, and I really admire that about him. He’s been wonderful to me over the years. Another person that we kind of matriculated together, and we both have our different paths to success, and we’re both rooting for each other constantly.”
Lesnar has been kept off WWE television since losing to Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam in August.