At WWE WrestleMania 39, fans were treated to some “big, meaty men slappin’ meat,” as Big E would say when “The Nigerian Giant” Omos battled “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. Omos was able to show off more of his offense than we have seen in the past, but, ultimately, it wasn’t enough, as he fell victim to Lesnar, who went on to jumpstart his feud with Cody Rhodes the next night on Raw.
It was another instance of Omos being built up as a major threat only to fall victim, something that has become a bit of a refrain in his career. In an exclusive Haus of Wrestling interview from a WWE Community event during Money In The Bank weekend, I asked Omos what he sees himself doing next in WWE.
“I don’t know,” he began. “I’ve been pondering on that statement a lot in my mind. Where do I want to go? Do I want to go for the working title? Or do I want to go for The Head of The Table? I don’t know. Only time will tell.”
I joked with the big man that he didn’t quite give me a straight answer, to which he responded very seriously, in his deep bass voice, “It is my answer.”
It’s telling that Omos sees himself back in the WWE main event picture on Raw or Smackdown. As he was not drafted to a specific brand earlier this year, he remains a free agent and can hypothetically appear on any WWE program that he likes.
He was unsuccessful at WWE Backlash when he took on Seth “Freaking” Rollins, but that was a few weeks prior to The Architect capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions. With gold on the line, MVP’s associate could push himself harder to pick up the win. Of course, he would join a very cluttered field of opponents, as Rollins has been fielding challengers from not just Raw but NXT as well.
To the best of my knowledge, Omos has never wrestled Roman Reigns. If the two men were to square off, it would be for the first time ever and would likely feel more important if Omos wasn’t coming off major losses. With that said, Reigns is solidly embroiled in a program with his cousins, The Usos, which will see him defending against Jey at SummerSlam. If Omos were to win a big match at SummerSlam, and Reigns walks out still champion, it’s possible the two could collide sometime in the back half of the year, each with a little steam behind them.