“I’m Incredibly Excited” – Triple H Confirms ‘Next Brock Lesnar,’ Parker Boudreaux’s Status in WWE

Published 02/12/2021, 1:20 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


After weeks of speculations, we finally have confirmation about the ‘next big thing’ Parker Boudreaux. WWE legend and NXT founder Triple H himself confirmed the status of the prodigal athlete in WWE.

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During the media call ahead of NXT Take Over: Vengeance Day, Triple H was asked about the current status of Boudreaux. ‘The Game‘ gave some straightforward answers.

While many people, including Brock’s manager, Paul Heyman, has acknowledged Parker as the ‘next big thing,’ Triple H is somewhat against the idea.

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Well, it’s funny that people look at somebody like Parker and may see Oh my god, he looks like Brock Lesnar. So it’s like immediately they go, Oh, he’s the next big thing. And he’s got a big personality. And we’ll see what he can do. For all of this, it’s you have to be ready to be a performer.”

He reiterated wrestling is a different specter from football. Even Lesnar had to be trained before he could become the “Beast Incarnate.” The Performance Centre will help the wrestlers with the best facilities.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar is introduced at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Even Brock Lesnar wasn’t a guy that amazing, and Parker as well. As amazing as an athlete as he is, you know, you got to be trained, you got to know what you’re doing. Everything’s got to be done safely.

WWE is adding extra precautions into its training center because of the covid pandemic.

Triple H is excited about the future of WWE

After some setbacks due to the worldwide pandemic, WWE is finally getting used to the ‘new normal.’ Apart from Parker Boudreaux, WCW Tag Team legend Rick Steiner’s son, Bronson Rechsteiner, is also coming into WWE’s developmental territory.

I am incredibly excited about Parker Boudreaux coming in, Bronson Rechsteiner… We have a lot of people coming in the door. Just as much as I am about people that have been here for a while.

He also proclaimed how each year, many stars get lost in the crowd. Everyone is given the tools, but it all comes down to how great of a performer that person is. The legends like The Rock or Steve Austin did not become legends in one day.

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I don’t want to use the next big thing because everybody thinks about Brock, but to be that next star to be that next mega star and they want to put it on everybody else’s development… Yes, they have to be given the opportunity. Yes, they have to be given the platform but it is the performer.”

You can hear the entire media call below –

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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