Eric Bischoff recently praised Brock Lesnar, calling him the greatest heavyweight performer in all of professional wrestling.
In a recent interview with SK Wrestling, Bischoff discussed former WWE Superstar Lesnar, full of praise of the ‘Beast Incarnate’. Bischoff voiced the opinion that Lesnar is the greatest ‘big man’ in modern day pro wrestling:
“There isn’t anybody better inside of the ring, especially given his size and everything else; there isn’t a better heavyweight champion in the world in terms of credibility and technical skill, and the ability to do amazing things in the ring.”
Whilst former Executive Director of Smackdown Bischoff would praise Lesnar from an in-ring standpoint, he would admit that Lesnar is lacking in one area. Discussing his promo skills, Bischoff feels that Brock’s microphone skills did not necessarily match his in ring talent. Eric would praise Paul Heyman for becoming the mouth piece for ‘The Beast’:
“Brock Lesnar’s strength wasn’t necessarily his microphone skills and that’s where Paul Heyman came in. Paul Heyman could tell a story in a much more effective, entertaining, and dramatic way than Brock Lesnar could. So, having Paul Heyman as the advocate, as he likes to be called, for Brock Lesnar makes a tremendous amount of sense.”
Brock Lesnar returned to WWE following an eight-year hiatus from the company, in 2013. During his time away, Lesnar became a decorated MMA fighter, winning the UFC Heavyweitgh Championship. Of his 419 pro wrestling matches, Lesnar has won a staggering 305 bouts.
Since his return to the squared circle, Lesnar has dominated his way through the main event roster. Although largely criticised online for his part time schedule, Lesnar has held the WWE Universal Championship 5 times, and the WWE Championship 3 times. His last reign began on the debut episode of Smackdown on FOX, where he would defeat Kofi Kingston in nine seconds.
Lesnar would lose the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36. Also marking his last televised appearance, reports circulated that Lesnar was no longer with the company shortly after.
Eric Bischoff also discussed Brock Lesnar’s status with WWE in a 2020 episode of ’83 Weeks’. Bischoff feels that although Lesnars run may currently be over, the pull of the spotlight will ultimately lead to his return:
“He certainly doesn’t need to. He doesn’t need to, so then it comes down to want to…
Do I think there will be a point when Brock Lesnar wants to come back? I do. Brock Lesnar has been an athlete his entire life. He’s been a competitor his entire life. His entire life, he’s had a goal, he’s had a match.”
No current plans are publicly confirmed concerning Brock Lesnar and WWE. Though ‘The Beast’ may have stepped through the curtain for the last time for the foreseeable future, he still remains one of the most dominant WWE Superstars of all time.