More On WWE’s Plans For A Brock Lesnar Gay Character

UPDATE: In posts on Twitter, former WWE creative team member Seth Mates commented on the story about Brock Lesnar being suggested to play a gay character. He said while it’s true that the story was pitched, it never went any further than that. He wrote:

ANYONE within WWE could pitch ideas to creative; just because they did does not mean that certain ideas were ever actually on the table

— Seth Mates (@SethMates) July 30, 2015

Some bad info out there today, including the names of those who did pitch, when it was done, etc … though yes, there was such a pitch

— Seth Mates (@SethMates) July 30, 2015

ORIGINAL: WWE reportedly had plans at one point for Brock Lesnar to be a gay character in their storylines.

According to sources, WWE was considering the idea of debuting a gay character way back in 2002 that would be a tough guy who outs himself as being guy, but would do none of the stereotypes and would be portrayed as a kick-ass main eventer. The idea was for the person to be Lesnar when he made his debut that year.

Originally, the idea came from two of WWE’s magazine writers, one of whom was Brian Solomon. Solomon pitched the idea directly to Stephanie McMahon that year, with the pitch being that it would blow fans away to see an unstoppable hyper-masculine bad ass revealing himself to be gay, and be pushed as a top babyface. WWE felt that they would get huge support from the gay community, as well as positive support from the media for having a “progressive character.”

The people who originally pitched the idea never heard another word about it and didn’t know until recently that the idea actually made it to the writers room. The idea ended up being shot down by older agents in the company who thought it was a terrible idea, and it ended up leading to the Billy and Chuck thing.

Speaking of Brock Lesnar, he has been announced for the October 3rd live event from Madison Square Garden in New York City as previously reported here on the website.

As of right now, there is no word on who Lesnar will be working against, but we can confirm that Paul Heyman will also be part of the show.

This will be Lesnar’s first domestic house show since returning to WWE in 2012.

Also scheduled for the MSG event is John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus and an appearance by Chris Jericho.

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