Paul Wight has claimed that Brock Lesnar as the “best backstage game” since WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan.
While on the surface, Brock Lesnar and Hulk Hogan might not have much in common, apparently that’s not the case according to Paul Wight.
In the ring, a young Brock Lesnar famously defeated Hulk Hogan in 2002 on SmackDown via submission, becoming only the second star ever to do so. While Lesnar was defeated by the Big Show (Paul Wight) at that year’s Survivor Series when his manager Paul Heyman turned on him, losing the Undisputed Championship in the process.
In addition, Wight claimed the WCW World Heavyweight Championship by beating Hulk Hogan in his first match in the company, and only his second match ever in 1995.
Reflecting on the similarities between his two former in-ring foes during an appearance on Submission Radio, Wight said that he believes that Lesnar has the best backstage game of anyone since the two-time WWE Hall of Famer.
“I always tease Brock when I see him, I say he’s got the best backstage game since Hulk Hogan,” Wight said. “… I would see Brock walk in the buildings when he came back after the UFC stuff and people would flatten themselves against the walls because like, they were so intimidated by Brock, and Brock is a great guy. He’s one of the most honest people you’ll ever meet in your life because if he likes you, he likes you and if he don’t, he just doesn’t mess with you.”
Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on WWE television since being defeated by Roman Reigns in the main event of night two of WrestleMania 38.
Meanwhile, Wight also revealed that his in-ring career isn’t over, despite another recent surgery. However, the wrestler turned announcer, admitted that he intends to stick to commentating as much as possible, as it’s time for AEW’s younger talent to shine.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.