The next best thing? There is no one in WWE’s history like Brock Lesnar. Over the years, Lesnar showed that he was one of the most unstoppable monsters in all of WWE and has won almost everything the company has to offer. That makes Lesnar far different than almost anyone else and WWE will be hard pressed to ever duplicate him. But what about something like an imitation?

WWE is always looking for new talent and one of the most important things they can find is someone with the right look. As athletic as wrestling can be, it makes all the difference in the world to have someone who makes a good appearance. At the end of the day, you have to make people want to stop and see what is going on. That might be the case with WWE’s newest signing.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has signed Parker Boudreaux, a former college football player with the University of Central Florida. Boudreaux gave up football to focus on wrestling and was backstage at the January 20 NXT tapings. He is considered to look like Lesnar and referred to himself as the Next Big Thing, using one of Lesnar’s old nicknames. Riddle commented on the signing, saying that Boudreaux looks like Lesnar and doesn’t hate Riddle enough to refuse a match with him yet, referencing Riddle’s issues with Lesnar. There is no word on when Boudreaux will start with WWE.

Now if only he can do this too. Check out Lesnar’s rookie year:

FULL MATCH: The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Undisputed Title Match: SummerSlam 2002

Brock Lesnar debuts: March 18, 2002

Brock Lesnar vs. Hulk Hogan: SmackDown, August 8, 2002

Opinion: I’m not sure how well Boudreaux is going to work out but he has an athletic background, seems to be in great shape and looks like Lesnar. That’s a pretty nice starting point and while it might get annoying having WWE tell us how much they look alike, I’ve heard of worse ways to get your foot in the door. Hopefully it works out for him, because WWE can always use new talent.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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