Backstage News On Brock Lesnar Vs. Jinder Mahal Match Referee, Other Options Besides John Cena

On last night's RAW, Brock Lesnar officially accepted Jinder Mahal's challenge for a "Champion vs. Champion" match at Survivor Series. On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed more details about the upcoming match.

Meltzer noted that the WWE is planning on adding a special guest referee to the match, though the company hasn't yet settled on who that would be. John Cena's name was mentioned as a possibility, and Bryan Alvarez pointed out that it would make sense to insert Cena into the match in order to set up a storyline with Mahal for the future.

There are other names being floated around, so Cena is not a lock to referee the match. Without naming names, Meltzer said the other possible referees might not want to do the match, so Cena might end up getting the spot by default. The WWE's main goal in adding a special guest referee is to put someone in the ring who would be intriguing with Lesnar.

Alvarez raised the possibility of the referee being Goldberg or The Undertaker, considering they are two superstars who would definitely add some intrigue. Meltzer refuted that idea because both those rivalries have run their course and he doesn't see the WWE going back to them any time soon.

The fan-response to this match has been somewhat divided, with some people excited over the possible push Mahal is getting, while others aren't looking forward to what would possibly be another Lesnar squash match. Meltzer made it clear that he doesn't think Mahal will be going over in this match and it's more likely that Lesnar continues his dominance.

Source: F4WOnline


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