The apple doesn’t fall far from the General Sherman-sized family tree in the Lesnar brood as the daughter of former WWE and UFC Champion Brock Lesnar is making headlines and dominating sports just like her old man.
Recently, Mya Lesnar, a junior at Colorado State University, was named the Mountain West’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Week after setting a new school record in shot put and winning first place in weight throw, achieving a remarkable 21.11m. Her throw of 18.50m surpassed the previous record of 17.55m, propelling her to the number one spot among Colorado State’s top 20. With her achievement, Lesnar leads the nation in women’s indoor shot put.
Thanks to her record-breaking performance, Mya has caught this writer’s attention, who doesn’t typically follow the personal lives of wrestlers or their offspring unless something noteworthy occurs, such as Mya’s recent accomplishment.
In my research, I found nothing to indicate that she plans to follow in her father’s footsteps into combat sports or sports entertainment. But after seeing her in a photo where she cuts an intimidating pose like her dear old dad, I am ready for Mya Lesnar to headline night two of WrestleMania against Rhea Ripley next year in Philadelphia.
Brock Lesnar is one of my all-time favorite athletes, let alone professional wrestlers. His work in the sports entertainment genre has always left me highly entertained. The physicality he has dished out over the years makes me cringe in pain for his opponents while adding suspense through his brutal form of storytelling.
Naturally, my mind wandered after seeing his daughter for the first time. Hammer fists and F-5s from Lady Lesnar to Ripley, Nia Jax, and Bianca Belair danced in my head. Suplex after suplex to Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Jade Cargill quickly raised my blood pressure. The entertaining savagery that Mya Lesnar could bring to WWE’s women’s division is worth whatever her asking price would be.
Pro wrestling could always use an extra ass-kicker. And as the saying goes, perception is reality. From the looks of it, Mya Lesnar appears to be a Mount Everest-sized chip off the old block.
Might she be the next Next Big Thing?
I pray to the wrestling gods that she is.