Swerve Strickland Acknowledges Parker Boudreaux & Brock Lesnar Comparisons


During a recent appearance on the “Wrestling Perspective” podcast, Swerve Strickland spoke about wanting to wash away the Parker Boudreaux and Brock Lesnar comparisons. Boudreaux is currently working with Strickland as part of the Mogul Affiliates in AEW.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:


On trying to help Boudreaux shed the “next Brock Lesnar” label: “Oh yeah, there’s a lot of pressure on me, as far as that goes, but I put that pressure upon myself. There are many people in the fan base that doubt that. I feel the conditioning is to doubt what they’re uncomfortable with, what they’re not used to. They doubt it right away. That’s the adversity that we go to when, and that’s like, honestly, that’s the weight that we bear as entertainers as artists, performers.”

On Boudreaux being compared to Lesnar: “You want to give fans something that hasn’t necessarily been done. I kept listening and seeing social media, saying that “we wanted you to have two other high flyer’s. We wanted you to have a trio [team] to go against Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks, and other trios guys, like Top Flight. We wanted that, oh, that’s what you wanted. Well, I’m not gonna give you that, then. I’m going to take these two guys and make something you did not know. It’s what you wanted, and that’s going to take time to do. Having Parker slowly wipes that comparison away, I don’t want him to be compared to anybody.”

On Trench’s potential: “I don’t want my other man [Trench] to be compared to anyone, either, especially since he’s so new. The best thing about him is that you can’t compare his to his look to any other wrestler, and I think that’s the beauty of it. You can’t really compare me to any other wrestlers out there either, that’s the beauty of that. Parker, we’re going to mold him into something where he’s just not trying to put on this persona that he’s like, ‘Oh, I have to be this. No, you’re such a cool, laid back dude, with being in the hip-hop circles and so involved in the culture and stuff like that with us. We have to start showing people that. We have to start making people feel like, ‘Oh, okay, I see where he’s at now. Now I’m feeling him.’ That’s how you wipe away the whole Brock Lesnar comparisons.”

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