Brock Lesnar's plans were indeed scrapped from the Royal Rumble, and the immediate future.
Fightful has learned that multiple reports regarding Brock Lesnar and his immediate status in WWE were true. Fightful reported last week that Lesnar was at least planned for the WWE Royal Rumble. By Thursday and WWE's lawsuit that alluded to him, that was no longer the case. Fightful learned by Friday, plans for Lesnar to travel into Tampa were canceled.
Wrestling Observer reported that Bron Breakker was effectively given Brock Lesnar’s spot, and eliminations, which Fightful has since learned was accurate. This surprised many, as Dominik Mysterio ended up eliminating Breakker, however POST Wrestling also accurately reported that Lesnar was scheduled to face Dominik at WWE Elimination Chamber.
This was immediately in response to the WWE/Vince McMahon lawsuit that emerged last week.
In addition, Lesnar was discussed as a potential opponent for Gunther at WrestleMania, which has not been discussed throughout the weekend nearly as much. In the fall of 2022, there were internal documents that had Gunther vs. Brock Lesnar listed as a WrestleMania 39 match. However, by the time that document emerged in December 2022, that match was off the table, and Gunther vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre was planned.
As a result of Lesnar, and now Punk, a big part of the top of the WrestleMania plans have been shuffled.
One WWE source said that it could be a long time before we see Lesnar again, unless something drastic changes.
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