The pro wrestling world was thrown a dark and terrifying curveball this past week when allegations made by former WWE employee Janel Grant began to emerge. Grant has filed a lawsuit against Vince McMahon, John Laurinitis, and WWE, alleging she was groomed to be sex trafficked by McMahon to other executives and talent. While not named directly but heavily implied, the Wall Street Journal has identified Brock Lesnar as one of the talents involved in the scandal.
Based on the allegations in Grant’s suit, it appears McMahon attempted to set up a date for her to have sex with Lesnar. Leading up to the arrangement, Grant claims she was pressured to share customized sexually explicit content with Lesnar, also at the request of McMahon. Ultimately, due to inclement weather and COVID-19, Grant says she was able to make up excuses to get out of the date, and the two never engaged sexually.
In light of the allegations against Lesnar, he was reportedly pulled from the Men’s WWE Royal Rumble match and replaced by Bron Breakker. Dominik Mysterio eliminated Breakker from the multi-man contest but was reportedly supposed to eliminate Lesnar, setting up a match at WWE Elimination Chamber. Following Lesnar’s removal from the Rumble, many began to speculate Lesnar would never return to the WWE fold.
Yesterday, WWE 2K removed Lesnar from their Supercard digital collectible game. PWInsider reports that 2K made the call for Lesnar to be removed from the game. Furthermore, it is expected that Lesnar will be downplayed or outright removed by 2K from their various products.
On social media earlier this morning, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp noted that “Brock Lesnar has been removed from WWEs creative plans.”
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