Recently, Owens spoke about wanting the opportunity to face Lesnar, but the rumored match really started heating up when former WWE writer Court Bauer further discussed this intriguing potential clash.
WWE is currently dealing with a plague of injuries and absences. Without top star Seth Rollins, in addition to an injury to Randy Orton and a hiatus by John Cena, WWE’s ratings tumbled to a new record low two weeks ago. Still, WWE’s slumping television product doesn’t seem to have an effect on WrestleMania ticket sales, as the pay-per-view remains the company’s strongest franchise.
Tickets went on sale last month, ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 each. Demand was so high Ticketmaster was unable to process some pre-sale requests, which led WWE apologizing for the inconvenience. The event is expected to be the highest-grossing WrestleMania of all time and is well on its way to breaking its reported attendance record of 93,173 that has stood since 1987.
But if WWE wants to put on a show that will position its embattled roster as stars of the future, they’ll need to choose wisely. And although Owens has had sustained success since joining the main roster, booking him in a feud against Lesnar would be a volatile choice.