Former WWE Star Zack Gowen appeared on an episode of the “The False Finish” podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including being told he would face Brock Lesnar in a singles match.
Gowen said, “As I get there [to ‘SmackDown’], they tell me the idea of me and Brock, which I’m really ecstatic about because I’m like, ‘I know we can do something really, really special here, I know it.’ All the pieces are there, and we put the match together and it’s one of the most violent matches in WWE history.”
“It was only five, six minutes long. They needed Brock to be hated, and creative thought to themselves, ‘How can we get Brock [hated]?’ Like you said, beat up the local kid with one leg in front of his mom, bloody mess. That was the first time I ever [bladed] in my life was on ‘SmackDown,’ which is why it’s a lot. It wasn’t supposed to be that much, but I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Again, not something you’ll ever see WWE do again.”
You can check out the complete podcast here.