New Japan Star Aiming To Become “The Brock Lesnar” Of The NJPW Juniors Division

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Brock Lesnar has become synonymous with dominance ever since making his debut in WWE in 2002. As the youngest man to ever hold the WWE Championship, he’s laid waste to top stars such as Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, and current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, though his recent bouts with Reigns have seen him come up short.

Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns last faced off at SummerSlam on July 30th in Nashville, TN. Their Last Man Standing bout was a blockbuster spectacle, and Lesnar stunned the crowd when he used a forklift to lift up the entire ring and place it on its side while Reigns was still inside. Despite Lesnar’s ingenuity with heavy machinery, Reigns emerged victorious from the bout, retaining his championships and sending Lesnar off WWE television until his shock return on the October 10th WWE Raw.

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Clark Conners Wants To Become The Brock Lesnar Of The Juniors Divison

Despite being heavily associated with WWE when it comes to his professional wrestling career, Brock Lesnar also has a history with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a former IWGP Champion.

During a recent interview with Ringsiders Wrestling, current New Japan star Clark Conners announced his intention to be just as dominant as Brock Lesnar in the NJPW juniors division, citing WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg as another inspiration.

“I always say my goal is to be the Brock Lesnar of the junior division, you know throw people around, get stuff done. Goldberg, Lashley, like all these guys who are hard hitters. They wrestle these short matches, but they don’t need to, you just beat someone’s a–, you got to get it done as quickly as possible.” (h/t WrestlingInc)

Back in June, Clark Conners appeared on an AEW pay per view when he competed in a fatal four way match for the AEW All Atlantic Championship. The match was won by PAC, who recently lost his title to Orange Cassidy at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam.