RVD Names Brock Lesnar as The Strongest Guy he Has Faced in WWE

Published 09/04/2020, 12:45 PM EDT


Former WWE Superstar RVD has seen a lot of wrestlers come and go. From the biggest star in ECW to his current status as an Impact wrestler, Rob Van Dam has walked in many shoes and fought many champs. Recently in an interview with 411mania, RVD spoke about his experience with one of the toughest guys in the business, Brock Lesnar.

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RVD Speaks About Brock Lesnar And Paul Heyman

RVD revealed that when Lesnar debuted, he was known as a “Paul Heyman Guy.”

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“I didn’t know him that well. But Paul [Heyman] was really high on him, so Paul was like the middle man that was standing there when I was talking to Brock earlier in the day. And Paul was talking about, ‘Brock is going to give you his finishing move, the F-5.’”

RVD had never heard about the move and Brock offered to demonstrate his now-infamous maneuver.

“I went, ‘What’s that?’ And Brock looked at me and goes, ‘I’m going to have you up here on my shoulder,’ and then he reaches up, ‘No, I’ll have you like — Like I’m gonna,’ and then he goes, ‘I’ll just get you. Don’t worry about it.’ And I was like, ‘Huh.’”

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RVD revealed that he expected Brock to topple under his weight like many before him. However, he was in for a surprise.

“I’ve had people say, ‘Do a crossbody. I’ll catch ya,’ and then they blow their knee out and then they’re mad at me because I’m heavy. So, I remember thinking, ‘Wow. This guy. OK, let’s see what he can get,’ and he picked me up for that F-5, he made me feel like I weighed five pounds.”

RVD praised Brock Lesnar, “He’s the strongest guy I’ve been in the ring with. And I do enjoy working with him. I’m a fan of his athleticism. I’m a big fan of his in general, so I love it when he’s got like a UFC fight or whatever.”

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Recently we reported that Brock Lesnar left WWE to pursue other endeavors.

RVD made a one night return to WWE Raw Reunion in 2019. He is currently working with WWE’s rival promotion Impact.

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Angana Roy

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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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