“And Just Like…”: Paul Heyman Once Compared a 6’8″Ft Tall Debuting Star To Brock Lesnar Months Before The Beast Incarnate Left WWE

Published 01/22/2023, 1:45 PM EST

Every wrestling fan will agree that Brock Lesnar is once in a generation athlete and a WWE superstar. There is a rare chance someone will even be close to the aura of ‘The Beast Incarnate’. However, once Vince McMahon tried to make a 6’8″ ft superstar similar to ‘The Next Big Thing’ a year before, Lesnar left WWE. Moreover, Paul Heyman also was on board to promote this star as the next Brock Lesnar.

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In October 2003, Matt Morgan made his WWE debut. They billed him with a height of 7’0″ and was a behemoth of 300 pounds. Clearly, the company had major plans for Morgan as Paul Heyman called him ‘The Next Big Thing’.

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Heyman said, “And just like Brock Lesnar was ’The Next Big Thing,’ Matt Morgan will assert his dominance on every single athlete that falls before his greatness!” (H/T Pro Wrestling Stories)

He had joined Lesnar’s team for the Survivor Series against Team Angle. The Conqueror’s team included Nathan Jones, Big Show, and A-Train. 

Morgan really had a star-studded debut by being in an angle with WWE veterans at the time. However, he was eliminated by Kurt Angle in the match. Morgan spend some time in WWE and then got released shortly after Lesnar left the company.

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He had nearly 14 matches in WWE before being released from the company. Moreover, he was sent back to OVW after his WWE debut and then returned to the main roster where he spent three months.

Matt Morgan’s career after WWE

A few months later, Morgan went to wrestle in Japan in the NJPW. They thought him to be a major foreign star with Brock Lesnar there, but he left NJPW for All Japan Pro Wrestling. Morgan stayed in Japan till 2006.

In 2007, Morgan joined TNA where he spent a huge part of his wrestling career. He is a two-time TNA tag team champion and was with the company till 2013. He made occasional appearances on the independent circuit and announced retirement in 2019.

Furthermore, he made a one-night appearance in Impact Wrestling on June 9, 2022. Currently, he is pursuing a political career.

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Will Brock Lesnar return to WWE soon?

The last time we saw The Beast in WWE fighting Bobby Lashley at Crown Jewel. Many wondered if there will be a third match at WrestleMania 39, hence completing their trilogy. However, there is no word from WWE regarding Lesnar returning during the WrestleMania season.

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Nevertheless, as Lashley is in a feud with Austin Theory, a match with Lesnar doesn’t seem possible. Do you think Lesnar will return to WWE in upcoming weeks? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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