WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has claimed that Brock Lesnar refused to work with a top WWE star back in 2017.
Lesnar was Universal Champion at the time, a title he would hold for over a year. He had already defended his title on numerous occasions, with the latest defence coming against Braun Strowman at the No Mercy pay-per-view.
The ‘Beast Incarnate’ was then inserted into a new feud for Survivor Series. At the event, a match is typically held between the current Universal Champion and current WWE Champion.
Lesnar eventually took on WWE Champion AJ Styles at the event, winning via pinfall. But original WWE plans had him take on the previous champion.
Brock Lesnar reportedly refused to work with WWE Champion
In the build-up to Survivor Series, WWE promoted a matchup between Brock Lesnar and Jinder Mahal to take place at the event.
Mahal won the WWE Championship in shocking fashion in May 2017, defeating Randy Orton at Backlash.
It was a career-defining moment for a Superstar who was previously released by WWE, then worked tirelessly to force his way to the top of the company upon his return.
He would then successfully defend the title against Orton, Baron Corbin and Shinsuke Nakamura.
The ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ then challenged Lesnar to a Champion vs Champion match at Survivor Series. Paul Heyman accepted the challenge on Lesnar’s behalf, and both men engaged in a series of promos against each other.
However, Mahal would drop the title to AJ Styles on the November 7 edition of Raw, ending his title reign and any prospect of a huge matchup with Lesnar.
Now, former WWE producer Road Dogg has claimed that Lesnar did not want to work with Mahal, which meant the match did not occur.
He told The Wrestling Outlaws (quotes via WrestlingNews): “Brock said, ‘I’m not working with him’. Look, he said that about several people, by the way.”
On the match potentially taking place, Road Dogg added: “I don’t think Jinder could do it. You call it an experiment, Chris [winning the title]. And I honestly think it was a summer experiment. And when Brock came back and said, ‘Okay, what are we going to do?’ We’ll do whatever we want to until Brock comes back, and then we’ll get a title on somebody to work with, and we’ll have a main event match.”
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