In the world of professional wrestling, each move carries a distinct legacy, with superstars often refining and perfecting their signature maneuvers. One such move is the German suplex, and its utilization by none other than Brock Lesnar has sparked a heated debate in the wrestling community. While Lesnar has made this move his own, it hasn’t impressed everyone, and it certainly hasn’t pleased a certain Hall of Famer.
A Wrestling Pioneer’s Perspective
In a recent interview, Madusa, a former WWE and WCW legend known for her groundbreaking contributions to women’s wrestling, particularly in America, expressed her severe criticism of Lesnar’s execution of the German suplex.
Madusa, a three-time WWE Women’s Champion, is credited with introducing the iconic German suplex to women’s wrestling in the United States, a move she learned from her mentors in Japan. Given her extensive experience and expertise, she has high expectations for the precise execution of this maneuver to prevent potential injuries.
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A Critical Assessment
During a candid Q&A session with Monthly Puroresu, Madusa did not hold back her opinions about Lesnar’s rendition of the German suplex. She candidly remarked, “It scares me every time I see Brock Lesnar try to do a suplex,” and went further, stating, “I cringe every time. Brock does that… whatever he calls a German. I yell every time. I’m like, Suplex City, my ass. That is no German suplex!”
This critique is undoubtedly a strong statement from a wrestling veteran who takes the safety and precision of wrestling moves seriously. Madusa’s comments add her voice to a growing chorus of fans and fellow wrestlers who have raised concerns about Lesnar’s move set.
Lesnar’s Reputation as a Rugged Worker
Madusa’s critique of Lesnar’s German suplex is not an isolated incident. Other wrestling legends and insiders have also shared their views on Lesnar’s work inside the ring. AEW legend Matt Hardy recently discussed the challenges of taking Lesnar’s F5 finisher on his podcast, emphasizing its complexity.
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Furthermore, Lesnar’s power bombs have been described as impactful and demanding on the recipient’s body, particularly the back. This isn’t the first time Lesnar’s in-ring style has been labeled as potentially dangerous.
While Lesnar’s in-ring prowess and reputation as a formidable competitor are undeniable, Madusa’s candid criticism highlights the diversity of opinions within the wrestling community regarding the execution of signature moves. As the debate continues, fans and wrestlers alike will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Lesnar’s future performances in the ring.