Ex-WWE Star Reflects On Being “Slaughtered” By Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is one of the “most powerful people” according to a former WWE Superstar who claims he was “slaughtered” during a match with The Beast.
Brock is currently locked into creating a living American Nightmare for Cody Rhodes, with the pair set to collide again at Night of Champions.
The Former UFC Heavyweight Champion has laid claim to many Championships and accomplishments during his time in WWE, including ending The Undertaker’s unbeaten Streak at WrestleMania 30.
But now, one former WWE Superstar has shed light on what it’s like stepping into the ring with Lesnar, and just how hard it is to take the F5 finisher.
Paul London lifted the Cruiserweight Championship during his time in WWE, along with the WWE and World Tag Team Championships, teaming with Brian Kendrick.
London was discussing his time in WWE during an interview for Wrestling Then And Now. This led to being asked about his 2003 match with Brock Lesnar:
“I didn’t go up to Brock [before the match] or was like, ‘hey, we’re working.’ You know, just let him approach me when he’s ready. Make myself available for whatever he wants to do. If there’s anything in the suggestions that I feel that I can make look even better suggest that. Because I think it was like they wanted to like clothesline me at the beginning. I was like, ‘well, I can do like kinda 360 out of that,’ ‘Oh really, well do that’.
It was a slaughter. It was a slaughter. I mean he’s easily one of the strongest people, most powerful people I’ve ever been in the ring with, ever met really anywhere.
And when he got me up for that F5, that was like, I felt like Dorothy, you know, I was in tornado. I mean, I had no my whereabouts, I was just, sense of direction was out the window. So, I was a little discombobulated after that”.
London recently shared why he turned down AEW, whilst his former tag team partner made a surprise return to WWE during Backlash.
London went on to explain that following their match, he had the chance to regularly speak with Brock Lesnar:
“He was always cool to me after that. Not that he was a d*ck beforehand, but we didn’t know each other. He was always cool with me. I was always somebody, you know, we said hi to each other and bullsh*tted for a few minutes or whatever. I mean, he’s a bit of a standoff guy. And doesn’t really get along with just everybody in the locker room. That was a neat little feather in the cap”.
H/t to Inside The Ropes