Brock Lesnar & Money In The Bank Backstage News & Notes (5/20/2019)

Backstage Update: Original Plans For Men’s MITB Match, Lesnar’s Return Secret

WWE officials went to great lengths to hide Brock Lesnar’s participation in yesterday’s Men’s Money in the Bank match, going so far as to hide him from talent backstage and keeping knowledge of his return to within a very tight circle.

All the wrestlers in the ladder match weren’t even told that Lesnar would be involved, let alone winning, and according to, what they were told is that Ali would be perched up at the top and that “someone” would be knocking him down, without actually revealing who.

The original plans – as relayed to some talent – was that Ali would be winning the match and according to a report by WrestleVotes, before Lesnar was booked as the winner, there was a 50-50 toss-up between Ali and Drew McIntyre as winning the MITB contract.

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