During Brock Lesnar’s feud with Rey Mysterio, Lesnar attempted to bully WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler by his intimidating stature. However, former NXT talent-turn-Raw commentator Dio Maddin – who also is a big guy – stood up to Lesnar to protect Lawler.
Unfortunately, for Maddin, Lesnar quickly gained advantage, and executed his F5 finisher on him through the table. This led Maddin to be removed from his position as Raw color commentator. However, Maddin has decided to return to the WWE Performance Center in order to train for a comeback to the ring.
Maddin has made it clear that he is gunning for Lesnar when he make his in-ring return.
Matt Riddle moved on to Goldberg so I’ll retire Brock.
— Brennan Williams (165/924????) (@GREATBLACKOTAKU) December 4, 2019
After this tweet was posted, Maddin received a large amount of support in his quest to take out Lesnar, including Xavier Woods’ UpUpDownDown account responding, “Time to unleash the GOOSE on the BEAST!”
The 28-year-old began his pro wrestling career in 2016, competing for Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion as Marcellus Black/Shogun. It did not take WWE long to see his talent, as he started competing for NXT just seven months later as Brennan Williams.
Prior to his pro wrestling career, Maddin was an offensive lineman for the Houston Texans. However, his stint ended with the Texans due to knee injury. Despite having two knee surgeries, and was unable to move forward past the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad, the New England Patriots were interested in signing him, as he received a call from the franchise as he (interestingly) was watching an episode of Monday Night Raw. However, less than 48 hours after he was signed, Maddin was let go from the team.
Maddin moved back to Houston, and embarked on his dream to become a pro wrestler. Over the past three years, Maddin has mostly competed at NXT live events and dark matches. Maddin’s wrestling career took a pause this past summer, as he replaced Nigel McGuiness as the color commentator for 205 Live. In September, he was announced as the newest color commentator for Raw, but this was short-lived.