The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, is known for utilizing his strength and MMA background in his WWE matches. Sometimes his wrestling style doesn’t sit well with others in the locker room; just ask Chris Jericho.

One person who also seems to have a problem with Lesnar’s very aggressive MMA wrestling style is New Japan Pro Wrestling legend Hiroshi Tanahashi. In a multipart biography for, Tanahashi spoke about Lesnar’s history with New Japan and said he wasn’t a fan of how he wrestled.

Technical, I think. It would have to be; you certainly couldn’t match him for power. To be brutally honest, I could never get into any of what I saw of Lesnar. It was all one sided, a completely selfish way of wrestling. I saw him come up in the early 2000s, and he was just pounding people, you never got to see anything from his opponents. I just didn’t understand his deal at all.

While it isn’t said much on WWE television, Lesnar competed in New Japan for a couple of years and even won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on his first night in the company. New Japan ended up stripping Lesnar of the belt after he faced trouble defending it due to visa issues.

Do you agree with Tanahashi about Brock Lesnar’s “completely selfish” wrestling style? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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