It takes a special kind of athlete to want to step into the ring with Brock Lesnar.
Not only has The Beast defeated some of the very best that professional wrestling has to offer, but his physical in-ring style also makes him an intimidating opponent. Add in his achievements in UFC, and it’s clear why many regard the star as one of the most dominant combat athletes on the planet.
So who would dream of stepping in the ring with the WWE legend?
Gunther Hints At Brock Lesnar Clash
Brock Lesnar was most recently in action at the 2023 Royal Rumble where he was as dominant as ever, well, briefly. Lesnar entered the match at number 12, eliminated three Superstars, and was eliminated by Bobby Lashley all in under three minutes.
Unsurprisingly, The Beast didn’t take his exit well and set about demolishing the ringside area, as well as Baron Corbin who got in his way.
During his short time in the ring, Lesnar also squeezed in a spine-tingling staredown with Gunther. It has long been rumoured that the pair will meet at WrestleMania 39, and the giant Austrian has spoken of his desire to face the star.
Following the Rumble, Gunther shared a photo of their staredown on Instagram.
Speaking in a recent interview, Gunther hailed Lesnar as “one of the greats” and discussed wanting to test himself against the former World Champion.
“Yeah, definitely,” Gunther replied when asked if he’d like to face Brock Lesnar.
To get the opportunity to prove myself in that scenario would be fantastic. When I started as a wrestler and got back into wrestling, I always watched Brock’s matches because they are fantastic, they stand out right away. There is nobody like him. I always like those characters. Most of the people doing this who are successful, there is no copy of them. He’s always been a great wrestler, and from when I grew older in my career, I was able to analyze the work and understand the psychology and stuff. You can tell he’s one of the best to ever do it. If I get a chance to get in the ring with him, I would gladly take it.”
Gunther enjoyed his own-record breaking run at the Royal Rumble. The Intercontinental Champion entered at number one and stayed in contention right until the end, eventually finishing as runner-up to Cody Rhodes. This ironman stint meant that he was competing for over 70 minutes, beating the previous record in the match set by Rey Mysterio.