They are two of the greatest wrestlers in recent WWE history, Edge and Brock Lesnar have experienced different moments of domination in the company and both the Rated-R Superstar and The Beast Incarnate have lived through periods distant from Vince McMahon's federation.
This is the case of Brock Lesnar, now stopped by Wrestlemania 36 and whose return to WWE or any other wrestling company is to be deciphered. During a short interview with Michael Corcoran, Edge told a curious anecdote about him and The Beast Incarnate.
Edge suffered a legitimate injury at the time
During WWE No Way Out 2003 Edge was attacked by a stranger who beat him heavily and from that attack, the Canadian wrestler had to step out of the ring for about a year. On his return, however, no one remembered that event.
Back on that episode Edge spoke like this: "I think they let it go down because maybe they thought (or hoped) that people would not remember that event, but in the plans, the WWE plan was for that mysterious man to be Chris Benoit or Brock Lesnar.
I don't remember the reasoning well, but that was the plan." Edge has seen his career suffer from so many injuries, one that even looked like it was going to put an end to his career. In the end, however, he always returned and the wrestler was the protagonist of a sensational and unexpected return to the Royal Rumble.
This year his presence in the royal fight was announced from the beginning and Edge started first and even conquered the Royal Rumble 2021. Thanks to this the wrestler will be the protagonist of the Wrestlemania 37 Main Event in the Triple Threat Match against Daniel.
Bryan and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Initially the match was supposed to be a one-on-one match between the Rated-R Superstar and the Tribal Chief but after what happened to Fastlane, WWE opted for an alternative Main Event.
Edge suffered a legitimate neck injury on the road to WWE No Way Out 2003. He was scheduled to team up with Chris Benoit and Brock Lesnar in a six-man tag team match. The trio was meant to face Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas, and Shelton Benjamin), but Edge was removed from the bout.
He was attacked backstage, providing a storyline reason for his removal from the match in the process. Brock Lesnar and Benoit defeated Team Angle at No Way Out, and Lesnar continued his quest to capture the WWE title from Angle.
Lesnar defeated Angle in the main event of WrestleMania 19 to become a two-time WWE Champion. Lesnar left WWE just days before Edge returned to the company.