World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) took a gamble at its Day 1 pay-per-view this week by giving the proverbial “push” to hungry young up-and-comer Brock Lesnar.
The corn-fed Minnesota big boy shocked fans by winning a five-way championship match despite having been added to the match as a last-minute afterthought.
Lesnar (real name Brad Lazar) utilized his amateur wrestling skills — as well as his undergraduate studies at the University of Berlin’s Institute of Suplexology — to achieve one of the greatest underdog upset victories in sports entertainment history.
Lesnar’s shocking championship win will surely silence any critics who have accused WWE of stagnating and relying on older, established talent re-hashing hackneyed themes.
According to WWE’s official website, Lesnar is a 23-year-old rookie sensation who burst onto the wrestling scene by winning a tournament in Rio De Janeiro.
WWE has denied persistent online conspiracy theories suggesting that Lesnar is actually a 44-year-old multi-time WWE and UFC champion. A WWE spokesperson, who asked to remain anonymous, said “this Lesnar kid has potential to be the next big thing, quite frankly.”
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