Stone Cold Steve Austin Says Brock Lesnar Intimidated Him on the First Meeting

Published 09/28/2020, 10:04 AM EDT


Brock Lesnar is not the guy you meet in your daily lives – the man is a freak of nature. Needless to say, he leaves a lasting impression on everyone. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin looked back at the time he first met ‘The Beast Incarnate.’

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Right after Clash of Champions 2020, Steve Austin released a brand new episode of The Broken Skull Sessions (h/t Sportskeeda). Fellow Hall of Famer Kurt Angle joined him and the duo spoke about Angle’s glorious career in WWE.

During the conversation, Austin spoke about Angle’s rivalry with the recently released Brock Lesnar. He also talked about the time he first met the ‘beast’ in person.

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“I’ll never forget the first time I saw Brock Lesnar. I had heard a little bit about him, we were on fire, we were doing other things. That guy walks at the cafeteria, and his traps, and his big a** neck like yours, and he’s like 6’4”, and I’m like, Holy s*t! He looks like a billion dollars, and all of a sudden he was that good.”

Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle had an outstanding main event rivalry on SmackDown for a large part of 2003. They battled at two out of the “Big Four” WWE Pay-Per-Views in 2003 and were the main event at that year’s WrestleMania.

Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar never had a proper feud

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Austin and Lesnar never had a full-fledged feud in WWE. Reportedly, Austin refused to lose to then-rookie Lesnar. Although, there were some sporadic matches between the two icons on the road to WrestleMania 20.

At WrestleMania 2004, Lesnar and Goldberg faced off against each other. Austin acted as the special referee and delivered a stunner to both men. Lesnar and Goldberg left WWE right after the match despite the latter’s victory.

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Brock Lesnar came back to WWE in 2012 and won quite a few titles including the Universal and WWE Championship. He left the company earlier this month.

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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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