Brock Lesnar burst onto the WWE scene in 2002, quickly establishing himself as one of the most dominant and fearsome competitors in the ring. With his raw power, athleticism, and a never-say-die attitude, Lesnar became known as the ‘Next Big Thing.’ It didn’t take long for Lesnar to ascend the ranks of the WWE roster and challenge the Rock for the WWE Championship at Summerslam 2002 making him the youngest World Champion at the time.

Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, proved his dominance in the squared circle as he unleashed his signature F5 on The Rock at SummerSlam. This awe-inspiring maneuver has become the hallmark of Lesnar’s in-ring arsenal, striking fear into the hearts of his opponents and solidifying his place as one of the greatest powerhouses in sports entertainment history. The F5, a testament to Lesnar’s sheer strength and athletic prowess, is the ultimate finishing touch for the conqueror of the WWE universe.

The departure of Lesnar from the WWE was a shockwave that reverberated throughout the sports entertainment world in 2004. Lesnar, the powerhouse who had captivated audiences with his relentless intensity and dominance, left the company due to growing frustration with the demanding lifestyle of a WWE Superstar. However, Vince McMahon, the chairman of WWE, had other plans. He saw the incredible impact that the F5 had on the fans and sought to find a new Superstar who could carry on Lesnar’s legacy by making the maneuver their own.

In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE Superstar Matt Morgan dropped a bombshell revelation. According to Morgan, Vince McMahon had approached him with a proposition to continue the legacy of Lesnar’s legendary F5. Morgan claimed that McMahon himself had approached him and asked him to start using the maneuver, following Lesnar’s departure from the company.


“So funny story. I always felt like Vince (McMahon) called me into his office to tell me that was going to be my new finisher. And it was right, I always felt it was kind of like a shot to Brock at this point. Now I get called back up to SmackDown, black dyed hair, stuttering Matt Morgan, right, with the black trunks. And anyways, he [Vince] called me into his office and said that he wants me to use the F5 as a finish and could I do it? And I said sure no problem.

But in the back of my head, I kind of thought that was a shot at Brock because he had just, you know, not too long ago quit their company to go and try out for the NFL. And I kind of thought that was maybe a dig at him because I was close with Brock at the time.”

In the same interview, Matt Morgan delved deeper into his experiences with the F5. He recounted bare his thoughts and emotions before he was set to perform the move for the first time, against The Big Show.

“So when they said can you do it? Yes, sir. No problem. But then, you know, you hope Big Show will help you get, you know, get his big butt up, things like that when you deliver the move. But, you know, we pulled it off, luckily.

And at the time, I’m pretty sure I was only the third time to lift, the third time, I and pretty sure I was only the third person to lift Big Show up on their shoulders, at least in a WWE ring. Cena did it and I know Brock did, I was the third.”

Despite Matt Morgan using the move, it is still synonymous with Brock Lesnar even to this day. When fans think F5 they think of Brock Lesnar. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar content.

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Sunil Joseph

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