Backstage WWE News on "Big Name" Who Was Pitched to Wrestle Steve Austin at WrestleMania 39


-- Yesterday, a report emerged about WWE pitching ideas for Stone Cold Steve Austin to wrestle with a match against Roman Reigns at the forefront followed by another match against another "big name" that was alluded to but not clearly identified. On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that this big name that WWE was pitching to Austin was Brock Lesnar and while it's not "on", the match was discussed for months.

--Meltzer added that when rumors started about Lesnar wrestling Gunther at WrestleMania, WWE sources immediately shot that report down but added that there were "secret" ideas of an opponent for Lesnar and Austin was that secret. However, now it looks like WWE has pivoted directions again and Lesnar looks headed for another match against Bobby Lashley, with both possibly in the Royal Rumble and a future match either at Elimination Chamber in Montreal or WrestleMania in Los Angeles.