Brock Lesnar ousted from Royal Rumbled due to new Vince McMahon scandal?

The wrestler did not appear at the first major event of WWE

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Brock Lesnar ousted from Royal Rumbled due to new Vince McMahon scandal?
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Apparently, there were plans for Brock Lesnar to reappear at the Royal Rumble 2024, but the emergence of a new scandal for Vince McMahon, in which Lesnar's name also ended up, would have made WWE lean towards canceling All. Brock Lesnar's last appearance in a WWE ring dates back to last summer, when the WWE Beast collided with Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam, before disappearing as usual from the television screens of the Stamford federation for months.

In fact, Lesnar did not appear at all in this year's men's Royal Rumble, causing the former WWE Champion's absence to continue until further notice.

According to what was revealed on the pages of Post Wrestling, however, there were initially plans for a job between Lesnar and Dominik Mysterio, with everything ultimately being focused instead on Bron Breakker, who replaced Lesnar.

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The segment in which we saw Breakker enter with number 20, eliminating several athletes only to be eliminated by Dom Dom, was supposed to be Lesnar's commercial, with the son of the historic WCW athlete who threatened that he wasn't finished with the Judgment Day immediately after the match. It therefore seems that in the future there will be a feud between Dominik and Breakker, with everything that probably should have led to a match with Lesnar at WrestleMania.

In the last hours, through a X post, shares a Brock Lesnar vs Gunther, at WrestleMania 2024:

What happened

A new private scandal has hit former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and several of his collaborators, including former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. According to the latest accusations made against the WWE boss by the Wall Street Journal, the now over seventy-year-old Vince would have molested another woman over the years, with the complicity of several insiders, including John Laurinaitis and also Brock Lesnar.

All of this, obviously, still would not be supported by irrefutable physical evidence, even if the texts of some truly deplorable messages would have emerged, which the former Chairman would have sent to the woman and which the newspaper is certain came from McMahon's phone. Apparently, the emergence of Lesnar's name could also lead the current board of directors of WWE, now managed by TKO, to change plans for the athlete's future in the federation's rings, with the Royal Rumble now around the corner.

According to the latest rumors, in fact, Lesnar was supposed to return this Saturday during the Royal Rumble, but according to what has now been reported by the pages of Fightful and Ringside News, everything could have been canceled due to this new scandal, leaving aside the services of the Beast of WWE.

Ringside News reported about the issue: "The woman claims McMahon lured her with promises of career advancement and subsequently exploited and sold her to other men within the company. Grant, who signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2022, seeks to void the deal and unspecified financial damages after McMahon allegedly stopped payments under the deal.

McMahon and WWE representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, provides detailed account of Janel Grant's interactions with Vince McMahon, alleging harassment."

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