The absence of Brock Lesnar from WrestleMania Backlash 2022 has been a topic of discussion among fans in recent days. He has been abruptly pulled off from the premium live event. It has prompted more curiosity over why WWE would remove such a well-known performer from the program.
#BrockLesnar Pulled From #WWE #WrestleMania Backlash https://t.co/dndfWElL9K
— Ringside News (@ringsidenews_) April 13, 2022
Lesnar hasn’t been on WWE television since WrestleMania 38. The “Beast Incarnate” has been advertised for two more premium live events – Money in the Bank and SummeSlam.
WWE’s initial plan for brock Lesnar
Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer reported that Lesnar was never booked for WrestleMania Backlash. WWE did not discuss any plans for Lesnar having a match. The previously released poster prominently featured him in the middle alongside other top superstars like Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair. Brock Lesnar had been promoted for the show since February.
BREAKING: WrestleMania Backlash returns Sunday, May 8 to Providence, Rhode Island!
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— WWE (@WWE) February 16, 2022
After first featuring on the promotional material for WrestleMania Backlash, Lesnar was recently removed from the advertising. He lost the title unification match to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 38 night two earlier this month. “The Tribal Chief” became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Confirmed matches for WrestleMania Backlash
WrestleMania Backlash will take place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. the show will air on Sunday, May 8. Here are the confirmed matches for the show –
- Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair (C) – “I Quit” Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
- Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins
- Bianca Belair (C) vs Sonya Deville – Raw Women’s Championship
- RK-Bro (C) vs The Usos (C) – WWE Tag Team Unification Match
The countdown is on!
After 13 years, Premium Live Events(PPV) return!
ONE???? MONTH ????until #WWE Wrestlemania Backlash – Premium Live Event
Taking guesses now at who YOU think the main event will be..
— Dunkin Donuts Center (@DunkinDonutsCtr) April 8, 2022
The matches for the Intercontinental Title and the US Title are yet to be added to the lineup. There will be more matches in the card later as we progress towards the premium live event.