WWE continues to enrich its talent pool with athletes from the world of football. From Roman Reigns to Baron Corbin, up to Goldberg, there have been many superstars who have performed a crossover between the two worlds. This time it's up to the young 22-year-old Parker Boudreaux, defined by many as the "new" Brock Lesnar because of a truly striking physical resemblance.
Paul Heyman had also openly praised him on social media, calling him "The Next Big Thing" on Twitter, the famous nickname that was given to Lesnar on his debut on the main roster back in 2002. Could history then, repeat itself? According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Parker has made the decision to enter the world of wrestling, abandoning the football team at the University of Central Florida where he was active.
But that's not all, because it seems that WWE has already made him sign a development contract.
Brock Lesnar impressed with a 22-year-old superstar
The young athlete showed up backstage at an NXT show dating back to last month and recently attended the Royal Rumble watch party with former superstar Eva Marie.
Considering how Brock Lesnar now fights very few times a year in WWE and is 43, the Company may very well be ready to replace him with a star on the launch pad. We remind you how "The Beast" won his first world title at just 25 years old against The Rock at SummerSlam, in 2002, becoming the youngest WWE Champion in history.
At the moment Paul Heyman is busy in his role as manager of Roman Reigns, but nothing can stop him from welcoming Parker Boudreaux to his ranks in the not too distant future. In 2019, word had spread of Lesnar's desire to retire from the world of wrestling, but at the moment his plans have changed.
Lesnar is also expected to be absent from this year's WrestleMania due to the two-week quarantine made mandatory by Canada, the territory where the former champion has resided for some time. WWE relies on Brock Lesnar during WrestleMania season for a reason, and that is the fact that he is a mainstream draw.
He has fought in UFC for years, won the championship along the way, and took part in some of the biggest bouts in history. If nothing else, that is a level of publicity and legitimacy that WWE can't afford to lose. Sure, WWE would probably be much better off, in the long run, to build new Superstars in Lesnar's absence.
But catering to the mainstream public is WWE's most common trait during WrestleMania. Lesnar is just one of those Superstars that capture headlines for the company in a way that no one else really can.