WWE’s New Brock Lesnar Set to Face Former Champion Next Week

Published 12/22/2021, 12:22 AM EST


WWE NXT’s Harland is the new Brock Lesnar. The two Superstars look extremely similar, and fans pointed it out as soon as Harland arrived at the Gold and Black brand.

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Now, Harland doesn’t just resemble Lesnar in terms of looks, but his actions are rather similar to those of Lesnar’s as well. It so happened that on the previous NXT, Harland pushed former champion, Brian Kendrick, down the stairs. As a result, Kendrick ended up in the medical room.

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On WWE NXT: December 21st, 2021, Joe Gacy apologized to Kendrick, but this wasn’t enough for the former champion.

“We do not condone violence. However, Mr. Kendrick put his hands on Harland. Mr. Kendrick used offensive language towards Harland, calling Harland a freak when we were doing what we were told to do and that was to leave the arena. One could argue Mr. Kendrick, you really have no one to blame, but yourself. I will not make that argument, but hopefully, everyone will learn and grow from this unfortunate event. Thank you for your time tonight.”

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Kendrick revealed that he had resigned as a coach, and he’s returning to NXT the following week to fight Harland inside the ring. This could lead to something big for both Harland and Brian Kendrick if they plan their cards right and the audience responds to the match.

WWE promptly booked the match!

Harland did not want to get compared to Brock Lesnar

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The WWE NXT Superstar, Harland aka Parker Boudreaux, initially dubbed himself as the next Lesnar. He even used The Beast’s moniker, The Next Big Thing.

However, when people started calling him the second Brock Lesnar, he began straying away from anything that had to do with Lesnar.

Parker Boudreaux revealed that while he respected The Beast, he didn’t want to be the second Lesnar. His idea was to become the first Parker Boudreaux or Harland (in this case).

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE champion Brock Lesnar speaks during a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will face former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will take on heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

While Harland is making a name for himself on WWE NXT, fans have still compared him to The Beast. It’ll be difficult for him to avoid any form of comparison with Lesnar, considering how similar they look. However, Harland will certainly try his best to carve a niche for himself.

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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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