Johnny Knoxville Disparages Brock Lesnar, Hopes to Defeat Him for the WWE Title

Published 01/14/2022, 12:50 AM EST

American actor Johnny Knoxville, who will make his Royal Rumble debut in the 2022 Royal Rumble, sent a bold statement to WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.

In a recent post on Instagram, Knoxville posted a picture of himself and ‘The Beast’ in the ring. The picture depicted Knoxville delivering an atomic elbow drop move. Although the picture is an edit, it’s quite clear that Knoxville is serious about winning the Royal Rumble.

In the post, he wrote a message to Lesnar-


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“Way back Wednesday- After I win @wwe Royal Rumble I am setting my sights on that short timer Brock Lesnar. I’m sure he remembers (but tried to forget) this atomic elbow from a few years back! Sincerely, Johnny Knoxville World Champion.” 

Moreover, Knoxville added another post featuring him giving ‘The Master of the 619’ an F5.

Besides Knoxville, 29 other superstars will look to book their ticket to WrestleMania to challenge either the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar or the Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Can Johnny Knoxville defeat Brock Lesnar?

It seems quite unusual to imagine Knoxville winning the Royal Rumble match. It is even more unusual to imagine Knoxville vs Brock Lesnar in a WWE Title match. Whether it’s a celebrity or a superstar, ‘The Beast’ is a furious fighter who loves to toy with his opponent.

Should this bout go ahead, it would be a one-way trip for Johnny Knoxville to suplex city with Lesnar destroying the actor. However, Lesnar has a big opponent to deal with at the Royal Rumble.

A few weeks back, ‘The Almighty’ Bobby Lashley beat Seth Rollins, Big E, and Kevin Owens to secure the right to challenge Brock Lesnar. This is a dream match for many wrestling fans.

While Lesnar is one of the most dangerous superstars in WWE history and a former UFC champion, Lashley is also a dominant superstar who has dabbled in MMA. Hence, he certainly has the strength to give a tough fight to the WWE Champion.


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However, this is not enough to slay ‘The Beast’. Although Lashley has dominated the Raw roster, he needs to bring his full potential to keep Lesnar down.

If it is this tough for a monster like Lashley, it’s certain that Knoxville will not be able to slay ‘The Beast’.


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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.