Brock Lesnar WrestleMania 38 Night Two aims to cement its status as a true beast in the WWE.
Lesnar, the WWE Champion, will face Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a championship integration competition on Sunday night. The tournament is being billed as the biggest WrestleMania match of all time, and will be the culmination of a feud that erupted in 2014 when they first met.
In an interview with ESPN, Lesnar previewed the match and discussed how the rivalry was personal because it was somewhat based on reality. He mentions that “there is some jealousy”, the way Paul Heyman Guy was before he lined up with his former manager Rains.
“I think there’s a lot of emotion in this story and with Roman and Paul, because it’s a bit real,” Lesnar said. “Paul Heyman, I’ve been singing Paul Heyman for 18 years. Paul, when I started this company, pulled me aside and carried me under his wings and [saw] Greatness in me. And [he] Helped me get to where I am today. And then he stabbed me in the back and teamed up with Roman Reigns and put these two as a tag team to try to make my life as miserable as possible, it’s emotional, and it’s real. It’s a real story because there’s some jealousy for me. “
“The Beast Incarnate” then discusses how titles make sense in WWE for its legacy, and he sees the ability to bring them together as an achievement that could go down as one of his greatest accolades.
“Still, calm before the storm,” Lesnar said. “And these championships are part of my legacy. These are things you can hang on to at the end of the day. And for me, combining these two belts is going to be one of the best compliments of my career.”
Lesnar emphasized how the match was “peak of the mountain”, given the personal nature of the story, the dignity of Rains as a true competitor to him and his bond with Heyman. He then went on to say that, as a grizzled veteran, high-profile matches are not new to him, but the level of integration of the championship is the only difference. Yet, he wants to be completely victorious and defeat the kingdom once and for all.
“I’ve been in the square for 25 years,” Lesnar said. “I am mature, I am experienced, I am grizzled. This is not new to Brock Lesnar. It’s not something new that I wake up to and do. This is my life. That is different. To combine these titles and make it clear that I am the Beast. “
Fans won’t have to wait any longer to see this fight, as Lesnar and Raines will close the show on Sunday night.
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