Big Show was on a recent chat with WWE Hall Of Famer Steve Austin on The Steve Austin Show podcast. During his chat with Stone Cold, Show revealed his opinions on potential breakout stars in the WWE. He discussed the current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, among other things.
On who he thinks is the WWE’s next breakout star?
“I think Elias has a lot of good things in the future ahead of him. He’s a good kid and he’s a hard worker. They always say, ‘he’s got a hell of a body on him.’ He [has] done a lot of things right. They built him along the way. They haven’t had him beat a lot of people. He [has] earned his wins. He [has] done his losses. Like, he’s building a good, solid foundation. But I think Elias is a good pick. He is. That’s a good call.
I’d look for a lot of breakout stars also, now, I know you’ll probably think I’m crazy, but if you look at the women’s division. I mean, they have stepped up the competition. Have you seen the matches that Charlotte [has] been having and the stuff that she’s doing? I mean, thank God I’m not following her right now. She is just laying it down. Talk about a complete change from when I knew her in her teens and when she was in college. And now, the commitment that she [has] made, and I’m just blown away by the talent she has.”
On the issue of Brock Lesnar and the WWE Universal Championship?
“That’s where we’re at now. Who can beat Brock Lesnar? Brock Lesnar is no joke, no comedy, no ha-ha, no fun, and games. He’s a legit champ. Whoever beats Brock Lesnar is going to be made and that’s what you want out of somebody that drops the title, not passing the title like you’re passing a volleyball back and forth across the net. Now, whoever becomes the champion is somebody that is going to have really earned it through trial and fire.
Brock Lesnar scares everybody in the arena and backstage. He [has] got the best backstage game since Hulk Hogan as far as freaking everybody out.”
(H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription)