WWE superstar Bronson Reed would love to face Brock Lesnar in a heavyweight dream match.
The North American Champion – who captured the title on last week’s episode of NXT – is building up a great reputation for himself, and he’d be delighted to test himself against the Beast Incarnate.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, he said: ‘I would love to do that! He’s someone that, whenever he’s involved he’s such an attraction! Any match he’s in, you just don’t really know what he’s gonna do. I’d love to do it.’
The Aussie star has also talked up the idea of battling NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER in a WWE ring, having fought him a number of times on the independent scene.
The idea of two big lads clashing in the ring is the kind of match-up pro wrestling is built on, and both bouts would certainly provide a spectacle.
‘I feel like it’s something you can’t really replicate,’ Reed added. ‘If you have those two types of superstars in the ring at once, that stuff’s magic.’
The 32-year-old grappler is a lifelong fan of the business, having grown up watching WWE and WCW during the Monday Night Wars, before branching out to Japanese and independent wrestling.
‘I do have a pretty weird eclectic taste,’ he smiled after showing us the Terry Funk print on his wall, which sits just below artwork depicting Andre the Giant wrestling the shark from Jaws.
‘As a kid, my uncle was a huge wrestling fan – big Bret Hart fan. He used to go to a local video store, rent WrestleMania, SummerSlam – everything as it came out.
‘So, I’d be watching with him, so as far back as I can remember, I’ve been watching wrestling.’
By the time he was 18, he started training under local wrestler Hartley Jackson, who provided the spark Bronson needed when he saw him hit a moonsault to the outside of the ring.
However, he’s showing no sign of letting up.
He explained: ‘I’m still a student of the game. I know some people will get “grizzled” and don’t really wanna watch the product or watch other wrestling. I’m such a fan that I continue to watch as much stuff as I can.’
It’s been a tough 14-year journey for Reed, who has had a few knockbacks along the way before finally getting signed by WWE two years ago.
He had the support of his partner Paige, and since arriving he’s risen up the ranks on the black and gold brand, with last week’s big win providing his crowning glory thus far.
‘My wife was always someone that stood by my side and encouraged me to keep chasing the dream,’ he beamed.
‘Even getting here was a big accomplishment for me personally, but then to have the faith of pople like Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and then to become a champion – as a wrestling fan as a kid, it means a lot.’
*WWE NXT airs every Tuesday night at 1am on BT Sport.
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