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

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September 28, 2020 7:34 pm

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.’

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.

“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.

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Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar never had a proper feud

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.

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.

Angana Roy

Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Her love for sports entertainment started in 2010. Some of her all-time favorites include CM Punk, Triple H, The Edge, and Chris Jericho. Hailing from West Bengal, Roy is currently pursuing her master's in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. As a core member of the University's Cultural Committee, she has won various inter and intra-University competitions. Apart from sports, she has been a lifestyle and entertainment blogger in the past.

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