Brock Lesnar is a shoo-in for the WWE Hall of Fame, and he left a trail of bodies in the wake of his impressive performances. That being said, he isn’t known to take it easy on his opponents at all.
In 2003, Paul London inked a deal with WWE and began his journey with the company. Initially, he spent a few months in OVW before making his way to the main roster. During that eventful year, the former Tag Team Champion found himself pitted against the formidable Brock Lesnar in a high-stakes WWE Championship match on SmackDown. Regrettably, London’s hopes were dashed as he endured a swift defeat at the hands of The Beast Incarnate, with the match lasting less than two minutes.
During the Wrestling Now & Then podcast, Paul London had a chance to walk through every painful moment of his match against Brock Lesnar. He also started his story before the match even took place.
“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,'” he said.
The former Tag Team Champion added that the match was “a slaughter.” Brock Lesnar obviously didn’t hold anything back.
“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.”
Brock Lesnar is not easy on his opponents, and it’s not easy to forget about facing someone like him. Paul London obviously remembers facing the Beast Incarnate well, and he took a few rough bumps to prove it.
Paul London is the kind of opponent that Brock Lesnar likes to work with. He is smaller, and Lesnar can do a lot with a small opponent. Then again, Lesnar can also take on someone like Omos, so that just speaks to his versatility as well.
We’ll have to see how Brock Lesnar’s next outing in the ring turns out. After all, he has a match waiting for him against Cody Rhodes at Night of Champions. Only time will tell if Paul London ever gets a chance to face Lesnar again, but he certainly got a good story out of the experience already.
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