WWE: Seth Rollins says Brock Lesnar pitched opening WrestleMania 35

Seth Rollins says Brock Lesnar pitched opening WrestleMania 35

Seth Rollins has revealed that a key part of his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 was actually The Beast's idea.

At WWE WrestleMania 35, Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar in the show's opening match to win the Universal Championship. 

Speaking on the latest Broken Skull Sessions episode, Seth Rollins revealed that the idea to go on first was actually brought up by Lesnar himself.

Rollins said the original plan for the show had them going on just before the Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch match, which Lesnar didn't think would have been productive.

Initially when the card first came out, we were supposed to go on right before them [first women's main event]. Brock was like "No, we need to do something different. It's going to hurt both matches if they're back-to-back... It's going to take the wind out of the sails of both finishes. We need to switch this up, let's do something we've never done. Let's go on first".

Seth Rollins said Vince McMahon took some convincing to change his mind, but eventually came around to the idea of having Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar open the show.

It seems like the decision went right down to the wire too, with Rollins revealing that the decision wasn't m,ade to change the order of the matches until an hour before the opening of the show.

Rollins also spoke about enjoying working with Lesnar, evening sharing a few beers with the former UFC star after their match at WrestleMania:

“I really enjoyed working with him. I learned a lot from him and I knew he likes Coors Light, so I had a nice bucket of Coors Light in his locker room, just as a thank you. I think that really won him over. We sat down after and had a couple of drinks. Sorry to ruin your mystique, Brock, but you’re actually a nice guy when you wanna be."

You can watch Seth Rollins' Broken Skull Sessions episode right now in the US on Peacock and in all other international markets on the WWE Network.

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