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Gunther Reveals If He Was Originally Scheduled To Face Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 40

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Gunther and Brock Lesnar had a face-off in the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble match. They were scheduled to have a match against each other at WrestleMania 39, but Vince McMahon changed the plan and booked Lesnar against Omos.

After this, Lesnar vs. Gunther was internally planned for WrestleMania 40, but that didn’t happen either after Lesnar was indirectly mentioned in the Vince McMahon trafficking lawsuit.

During an interview with the Daily Mail, Gunther was asked if he was originally scheduled to face The Beast at WrestleMania XL.

Here’s what The Ring General said:

“Of course, I heard something about it. I always saw Brock as my final boss. I always get portrayed as that; as the NXT UK Champion, the Intercontinental Champion, I was like the final boss of that division. And Brock, for a long time, was the final boss of the whole company.

So I always saw myself in my future to be in a similar position to him, and to be that you’ve got to get in the ring with that guy. We’ll see if there’s a chance for it to happen again. I’m more than up for it.

How the situation is exactly right now, I’m really not that informed about it, to be honest. I think we had that one face-off in the Royal Rumble, the reaction that was there, and that was a confirmation for me.”

Instead of Brock, Gunther faced Sami Zayn at WrestleMania 40 and lost the Intercontinental Championship, thus ending his record-setting reign at 666 days.

Gunther is now looking to win the King of the Ring tournament.

Lesnar was last seen on WWE programming at SummerSlam 2023, where he lost to Cody Rhodes.

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