While there are no definite plans for Wrestlemania 32 at this point, former WWE World Heavyweight champion Sheamus wants to fight Brock Lesnar at the big event in Dallas, Texas.
During an interview with Baltimore’s 98 Rock radio (via Wrestling News), the “Celtic Warrior” threw his name in the hat of potential opponents for Lesnar. Sheamus made it clear that he wants to enter Wrestlemania as the WWE World Heavyweight champion, but a match with Lesnar would more than suffice. (The interview was recorded just before Sheamus lost his championship to Roman Reigns).
“I’d love to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I would love nothing more. I would love nothing more than to scrap like that with Brock. I think it would be amazing. It’s what I’ve always talked about and wanted to do for years. But any match for me being WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Mania would be unbelievable.”
Since Lesnar’s return to the WWE in early 2012, the “Beast Incarnate” has crossed paths with several of the WWE’s top superstars. Among those names are John Cena, Triple H, CM Punk, The Big Show, The Undertaker and Seth Rollins. But the two behemoths known as Lesnar and Sheamus have never wrestled each other.
Sheamus’ current storyline on WWE TV has him trying to get Roman Reigns in trouble after he defeated the Irishman for the title a few weeks ago. As part of that storyline, the Inquisitr reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon — who Reigns assaulted with a Superman Punch — will be on Monday Night RAW tomorrow. After that, Sheamus’ future heading into the Royal Rumble and into Wrestlemania season should become clearer. The same thing goes for Reigns — who is just a few weeks into his second reign as WWE World Heavyweight champion.
There have been rumors floating around that Lesnar may wrestle Reigns at Wrestlemania 32. It would be a rematch from their Wrestlemania 31 main event last year, a match that was won by Seth Rollins after he cashed in his Money in the Bank Contract. Rollins is currently out of action with a severe knee injury and isn’t expected back until the beginning of Spring at the earliest.
Additionally, there were rumors that Lesnar could fight the leader of the Wyatt Family, Bray Wyatt, at Wrestlemania 32. Much like a match against Sheamus, Wyatt would be a new opponent for Lesnar as both men have never wrestled each other. While the idea of that match may appeal to many, it is far from a confirmed outcome.
First, Lesnar must make his return to WWE television. The last time Lesnar appeared on WWE television was WWE Hell in a Cell, where he defeated The Undertaker inside Satan’s Structure. It was the crescendo to a rivalry that dates back to late 2002. Lesnar wrestled a live event last week in Inglewood, California, facing WWE United States champion Alberto Del Rio in a championship match. Del Rio’s fellow League of Nations member Rusev came out to the champions aid but paid the price.
Lesnar dismantled both Rusev and Del Rio, hitting them with a myriad of suplexes and F5 finishing maneuvers.
The next scheduled televised date for Lesnar is January 11 for RAW in New Orleans, Louisiana. After that, Lesnar is reportedly a “lock” for the Royal Rumble but his role is unclear at this time.
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