Rumors Are Swirling That Vince McMahon Is Behind The Brock Lesnar Vs Omos Match, And Fans Have So Many Thoughts

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Brock Lesnar and Omos will have a match at the WWE's WrestleMania 39, and many in the wrestling world are confused by the booking. It seemed like Lesnar was on a collision course with Bobby Lashley, but after their Elimination Chamber match came to a controversial end, Lashley is likely taking on Bray Wyatt. Many were scratching their heads and wondering how this storyline derailed just before WrestleMania until a rumor surfaced that Vince McMahon was involved. Whether or not the rumors are true remains to be seen, but the internet already has thoughts.

There have been light hints by the WWE's top brass that Vince McMahon might inject himself into the creative side of the wrestling organization after returning to help negotiate a sale, and reliable wrestling insider WrestleVotes now reports it apparently happened. The insider stated that McMahon is the driving force behind the match and "pushed it through": 

There's a bit of sarcasm in that tweet that echoes a lot of the thoughts of wrestling fans. No one was really asking for Omos and Brock Lesnar to face each other at WrestleMania 39, and nothing about this past year has suggested they'd feud to close out the season. It seems like the match was done just to put two big guys against each other in the ring, which could be the same way to describe similar match bookings that Vince McMahon had a hand in when he was running the creative side of WWE. 

The randomness of the match-up, paired with the general lack of fan interest, has people wondering why the WWE would highlight it. Some suggested it's something McMahon personally wanted to see and nothing more: 

The frustration that some are feeling is understandable, especially considering Omos hasn't been as prominent as he was on the WWE roster when Vince McMahon was still around. WrestleMania 39 will be his first pay-per-view match since he was involved in Cody Rhodes' big win at the 2023 Royal Rumble. Omos was eliminated by Braun Strowman after roughly two and a half minutes in the ring. 

Other WWE loyalists aren't focusing so much on the match itself but on the reports that Vince McMahon is booking major matches again for the WWE. For some, it was something they'd seen coming ever since he reportedly voiced his interest in returning to the company: 

It has been stated in the past that current head of creative Triple H has run most of his ideas by his father-in-law Vince McMahon since taking over and that he's welcomed suggestions from the chairman. In short, there are some who think that while McMahon might have suggested the match, Triple H pushed it through for him, and the status quo hasn't changed in the way the rumor might suggest:

While this rumor came from a credible source and feels plausible, it's always important to remember that rumors aren't confirmed information. Just like the allegation that Vince McMahon sold the WWE to a Saudi Arabian interest group, perhaps it's best to reserve judgment until the full facts are out. Some are choosing to do that and countering with their own thoughts on who McMahon would book if he was back in full power of the WWE:

I'd like to dispute that above tweet, but after all the Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar matches I've seen over the years, I can't. At the end of the day, however, we have no idea if Vince McMahon is secretly running the bookings for upcoming WWE events, so we'll just have to sit back and wait for more information as the weeks wind down to WrestleMania. 

WrestleMania 39 will stream live on Peacock on Saturday, April 1st, and Sunday, April 2nd. Snag a Peacock Premium subscription ahead of wrestling's biggest nights, and maybe revisit some other classic WrestleMania events while waiting.  

Mick Joest
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.