Brock Lesnar is one of the top superstars in WWE. The Beast is 44 years old and has been doing this for almost two decades. The Beast is still at the top of his game. But then again, let’s be honest, he does not have a lot of time left in the ring. Lesnar has already revealed that he has retired from the UFC due to his age. His retirement from pro-wrestling is also around the corner. WWE need to build another Brock Lesnar. WWE needs to start prepping its younger talent right now, just so they have a well-built star to replace the Beast when he retires.
The Brock Lesnar MMA timeline
Headlined his pro debut in K-1 Heros
Headlined his UFC debut with a record of 1-0
Won the Heavyweight belt with a record of 3-1
Set the record for most Heavyweight title defenses after 6 pro fights
Retired with a record of 5-3-1
— WAR (@cad_chamberlain) February 24, 2022
Let’s look at 5 superstars who have the potential to become the next big thing.
Who’s the next Brock Lesnar?
When WWE made the decision to rebrand NXT, I was not a big fan. The Iconic ‘Black & Gold’ was torn down. A colourful new logo was introduced. I was not going to entertain any of this. But over the weeks they have grown a lot and are building new stars. There are multiple names that have the potential to become the next big thing. Let’s take a look at some of the names.
You can guess with the title that this article mainly focuses on male superstars. But let me first talk about the one female star that has shown a lot of potential in the short time she has been on NXT 2.0
Nikkita has only had a handful of matches in WWE. But those are more than enough to see how talented she is. She has a Mixed Martial Arts background, specialising in Taekwondo. She is highly athletic and is super strong. Nikkita Lyons hands down is a female version of the Beast, Brock Lesnar.
Alrighty, let’s talk about the top 5 potential Stars that could be the future Brock Lesnar.
All we have seen from Harland is just him squashing people with a bear hug. Among this list, Harland pretty much looks like a younger version of Brock Lesnar. Maybe if he trains harder and we can see him replace the Beast Incarnate.
Ridge Holland is one of the few stars who has wrestled in NXT UK, NXT and on the Main Roster. He is athletic and has a great physique. But he has been sloppy in the ring as of late and so, clearly he needs to train more. With that being said, he has the potential.
Odyssey Jones showed up during last year’s NXT BreakOut Tournament. For a man of his size, he flies like a cruiserweight. I truly believe that he can be a gnarly heel like Lesnar.
This man is not even had a single match in WWE but is already the talk of the town. Steveson is an Olympic Gold Medalist. He has a bright future without a doubt. It is also been reported that WWE is pushing to build Steveson as the next Brock Lesnar and I think that is the best decision.
If there is an NXT Star that instantly rose to the top of the division, that is none other than, Bron Breakker. He has become the NXT Champion in a matter of months and has also made his main roster debut. He has got the muscles, he has got the athleticism and has the promo skills.
This is my top 5 Superstars who have the potential to be the next big thing.
Do you agree with the list? Who do you think is going to be the next Brock Lesnar?