Next WWE Megastar Gets a New Name

Published 09/12/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


The entire NXT brand got a revamp, and it’s still undergoing changes. So, why not the superstars? As of recent reports, WWE Performance Center’s, Parker Boudreaux (who appeared on NXT), is now going by the name Gunnar Harland.

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The young talent took to social media to reveal his new name. WWE has already trademarked his name, and his NXT debut and active working with the Gold and Black brand should come up within the coming months.

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As of now, Parker Boudreaux has appeared on NXT as a security guard when Kyle O’Reilly and former WWE superstar Adam Cole had their confrontation on NXT.

Parker Boudreaux wants to follow Brock Lesnar’s path

The young superstar wants to follow Lesnar’s path, but doesn’t want to become the second Brock Lesnar. Lesnar’s former advocate Paul Heyman termed Parker as the ‘Next Big Thing’. This led to WWE noticing the young football player and signing him to the Performance Center.

With a tweet, Boudreaux revealed he wants to be known as the first Parker Boudreaux rather than the second Brock Lesnar.

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The comparisons to Lesnar began after fans found a striking similarity between the features of both pro-wrestlers.

Nevertheless, he wants to make a name for himself which will stand out. For that, he will have to prove himself in the ring, just the way Lesnar did over and over again.

This will be the first time Lesnar and Boudreaux work at the same time

Previously, when Brock Lesnar worked with WWE, Parker wasn’t a part of the company or the Performance Center.

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Now, if Boudreaux makes his NXT debut soon, this will be the first time Lesnar and Boudreaux are working with WWE at the same time. This may not be significant, but it’ll be quite the occasion if Lesnar and Boudreaux step inside the ring together.

However, it’ll take a while for Boudreaux to reach the main roster. If Lesnar is still working on WWE Raw, it should be fun to witness The OG Beast with The Young Beast.

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Do you think the WWE Universe will ever witness Lesnar and Harland in the ring together? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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