The Next Brock Lesnar Is Coming to WWE – Parker Boudreaux Signs a Developmental with WWE

Published 02/05/2021, 8:55 PM EST


Decorated WWE and UFC superstar, Brock Lesnar, left WWE last year after WrestleMania. However, various reports say that WWE has found the ‘new’ Lesnar, and the resemblance is uncanny!

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American Football player, Parker Boudreaux, has reportedly left his football career and signed a developmental deal with WWE. He was backstage at the January 20 episode of NXT, as per Dave Meltzer.

Just like a young Lesnar, Parker is a 6’4″, 315-pound offensive lineman from the University of Central Florida who previously red-shirted at Notre Dame. The ‘Lesnar effect’ is so apparent that Boudreaux calls himself the ‘next big thing.’

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Lesnar’s former manager, Paul Heyman, has also acknowledged Parker on Twitter, Earlier this year, Heyman retweeted a post with the caption, “His tweet is not a prediction. It’s a spoiler. Save this #HustleTweet for future historical reference.”

Wrestling Observer and Fightful have both confirmed the deal as the former noted, “There was an agreement on a deal between him and WWE.”

Parker also had a photo with rumored returnee Eva Marie during the Royal Rumble weekend. Maire was having a ‘Rumble Watch party’ with the football player.

Wrestling Observer also reports that Parker missed the last season because of a concussion. At one point, ESPN ranked him as high as the 21st top recruit in the country at the guard position.

Brock Lesnar was a football player before making it to WWE

Before shifting his attention to wrestling, Lesnar was a Football player. He attended Webster High School, where he started his football career. However, he soon shifted his attention to wrestling.

Before he signed with WWE in 2000, Lesnar had major amateur wrestling accolades to his name. He attended the University of Minnesota and was roommates with fellow WWE superstar Shelton Benjamin.

LAS VEGAS – JULY 03: Brock Lesnar reacts after his second-round submission victory against Shane Carwin to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 3, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After his debut on the WWE main roster, Lesnar shot up to the ranks and won the World title under the guidance of Heyman. Post that, he left WWE for UFC and NFL.

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Although his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings was not so successful, Lesnar was immensely successful in UFC, winning the heavyweight championship of the promotion.

After his second appearance in WWE, Lesnar became a total eight-time World champion. Can Parker Boudreaux recreate the success of his predecessor? Let us know in the comments 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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