Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE in 2012 after 8 years and has since been an integral part of the company. Despite his part-time status, Lesnar has held his fair share of titles and has been part of several major storylines.
Speaking on the State Of Combat podcast, Austin claimed that The Beast Incarnate has been the most important wrestler of the decade. Austin justified his claim by saying:
“With Brock, you can say ‘part-time’ or this or whatever, when Brock goes to the ring, I still get a sense of danger or I sense that I don’t really know what he is going to do. How often does he go to Suplex City? How bad did he really hurt somebody? What’s he going to do to this opponent or what is he going to do to dismantle him?”
The WWE Hall Of Famer added that John Cena comes close but it is Lesnar who takes the top spot due to the intrigue he builds within the fans once he steps on. Austin added:
“Brock Lesnar creates more questions in my mind than anybody else who has walked into the ring for the last 10 years no question in my mind. [John] Cena is up there with the top of the top. Brock Lesnar when he walks into an arena or steps into an Octagon, you always wonder what’s going to happen with that guy. He might not be around as much as many people would like, but as far as impact and pure ‘I have to watch this match’ factor, it’s hard to say a guy other than him.”