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WWE News: Paul Heyman reveals how "Suplex City" changed Brock Lesnar's career

Pratyay Ghosh
Modified 05 Nov 2019, 11:54 IST

"Suplex City" had a major effect on Brock Lesnar's career

What's the story?

Paul Heyman recently spoke to USA Today and 'The Advocate' explained how Brock Lesnar's career was changed by the term "Suplex City" and it also had an effect on how Brock wrestled in his matches.

In case you didn't know...

Brock Lesnar faced Roman Reigns in the main-event of WrestleMania 31. In the match, eventually won by Seth Rollins who cashed in his Money In The Bank contract, Lesnar hit Roman with multiple suplexes and coined the term "Suplex City".

The heart of the matter

Paul Heyman spoke about how "Suplex City" changed the course of Brock's career, even affecting his matches because fans were paying to see Brock lock in the waist lock and suplex people.

“By midnight that night, we knew we were on to something brand new and perhaps even career defining. The entire Suplex City phenomenon has changed the public’s desire in what they see Brock Lesnar do. His signature is to waist lock someone and fling them all over the ring so it’s changed the public’s perception or the public’s desire in what they want from a Brock Lesnar match.”

What's next?

Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman at No Mercy.

Author's take

If Brock actually changed his wrestling style because of "Suplex City", I'd personally be disappointed by that. The variety of moves Brock did during his first run in WWE still amazes me for a guy size.

I know German Suplexes have sort of become Brock's trademark but where are the rest of his array of Suplexes. I remember Brock doing a particularly beautiful Fisherman Suplex back in the day.

Published 11 Sep 2017, 19:10 IST
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