While it was expected that Brock Lesnar’s appearance on last
night’s Raw would be to establish who Lesnar’s opponent would be at the
upcoming Royal Rumble PPV, fans were left a little surprised to see Paul Heyman
announce that his Beast will actually be competing in the Royal Rumble match
itself at the January 26th PPV.
Hearing that Brock would not only be entering the Royal
Rumble, but that he’d be entering at #1 had fans wondering just why WWE decided
go in this route with the current WWE Champion. And now, the usually reliable @WrestleVotes
has an update on the thinking behind all of this.
Seemingly, the reason for Lesnar entering the Rumble is simply
as a way to start the ball rolling towards WrestleMania 36 for the former UFC
At this stage, it’s yet to be decided who Brock will be
facing at this April’s Showcase of the Immortals, but the seeds for his ‘Mania
opponent will be sown during the 30-man over-the-top Royal Rumble match. And for those wondering, don't expect Lesnar himself to emerge victorious in Rumble.
Superstars from Raw, SmackDown, and NXT will be competing in
the men and women’s Royal Rumble matches, which offers up a whole host of different
scenarios for Brock Lesnar.
The last we’d heard, Brock won’t be facing either Tyson Fury
or Cain Velasquez at WrestleMania 36. Likewise, any rumblings of Edge returning
to face Lesnar at the Granddaddy of Them All are similarly false.
In terms of a curve-ball, how ‘bout we just go with WWE
Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Keith Lee at WrestleMania 36, yeah? Sounds good to