During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE star Zack Gowen reflected on his wheelchair spot with Brock Lesnar from 2003 and how it wasn’t the original plan…
“So the wheelchair spot, that wasn’t a wheelchair spot to begin with. The original idea, I don’t know if we’ve talked about this, the original idea was for Brock Lesnar to F-5 me off of the SmackDown fist through the stage. That was the original idea.”
Throwback to that time Brock Lesnar threw Zack Gowen down some arena stairs.
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“Brock Lesnar was going to toss me off this bad boy and I was gonna go through the stage. That was the plan for like two or three weeks, but we had to pivot, so to speak, to the wheelchair spot down the stairs because creatively, we couldn’t figure out a plausible way for me and Brock Lesnar to be on top of the fist.” (quotes courtesy of TJRWrestling.net)