Wrestling fans on Twitter have poked fun at AEW star Parker Boudreaux and downplayed comparisons with WWE legend Brock Lesnar following his recent match.
The 24-year-old has been dubbed "The Next Big Thing" and "The Next Brock Lesnar" since making the crossover from football to pro wrestling last year.
His sheer power and mannerism bore a striking resemblance to The Beast Incarnate, which is something Paul Heyman has also endorsed.
However, Boudreaux was bogged down by high expectations in his rookie year, and his WWE career didn't take off as everyone initially envisioned.
The former UCF football star is looking to make a career renaissance in AEW after being shown exit doors by the sports entertainment juggernaut.
As a member of a newly formed stable called The Trustbusters (Ari Daivari, Slim J, and Sonny Kiss), he is steadily rising through the ranks by obliterating every up-and-coming star on AEW Dark and Elevation.
Parker Boudreaux recently squashed Terry Kid on the latest episode of Dark and continued his four-match singles winning streak.
But the Twitterverse quipped that the rising star has been slogging to become Brock Lesnar's wannabe but has yet to make the mark.
Others jested that Boudreaux doesn't appear to be as intimidating as Lesnar and instead looks like a mid-carder
Check out some of the Twitter reactions below:
What did AEW star Parker Boudreaux have to say about his comparisons with WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?
While some sections of fans have pictured Parker Boudreaux as "The Next Brock Lesnar," the AEW star has steered clear of the fans' comparisons.
The 24-year-old vowed to create his own identity in the business and affirmed on Twitter that he's not the next Lesnar but the first Parker Boudreaux:
"I’m not the next Lesnar. I’m the first Parker Boudreaux."
Boudreaux still has a long way to go before cementing his legacy in the same books as Lesnar.
Despite showing all the credentials to become a future cornerstone, the rising star needs a much-needed rub from fellow AEW veterans to put his career on the map.
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