Suplex City is not a place you want to visit. This phrase depicting a fictional town was coined by Brock Lesnar’s manager, advocate, and mentor Paul Heyman to describe what happens when another wrestler is decimated by falling victim to a series of suplexes executed by Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar is known for his belly-to-back suplexes (sometimes called German suplexes). He stands behind his opponent and locks his hands around his opponent’s waist, lifts them up, and then falls backwards slamming his opponents down into the mat which sends a shocking impact into their back and shoulders.
Other wrestlers who have been known for their suplexes include Kurt Angle, the “human suplex machine” Tazz, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and Vader. While arguments could be made for any of these guys delivering the best suplex, Brock Lesnar’s are certainly the most devastating. He has already taken many people to Suplex City including John Cena, Roman Reigns, and The Big Show. Here are 10 Wrestlers Who Should Visit Suplex City.
10. Hulk Hogan
If you think about it, Brock Lesnar is Hulk Hogan 2.0. The two are built similarly and both steamrolled over most of their competition during the peak of their careers. Lesnar and Hogan had a brief feud in the WWE in the summer of 2002. The two met on SmackDown that summer and Lesnar dominated much of the match. In 2014 Hogan was in the good graces of the WWE and the company threw him a birthday party on Raw. Lesnar crashed the party, although the two did not get involved in a physical altercation. With The Hulkster’s recent racist comments being revealed, some fans would love to see him go to Suplex City.
9. Cain Velasquez
Brock Lesnar finished his professional MMA career with a record of 5 – 3 when he lost to Alistair Overeem in December 2011. Although he also lost to Frank Mir in 2008, the loss that had to hurt Lesnar the most was being defeated by TKO in the first round by Cain Velasquez in 2010 when he lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Cain held the title for almost five years before finally losing it to Fabricio Werdum in 2015. If Lesnar were ever to return to the UFC, that rematch would be huge, and Brock would get himself back in title contention by taking Velasquez to Suplex City.
8. Seth Rollins
Lesnar has been screwed by Seth Rollins on more than one occasion, and you can bet that he wants revenge. The first time was at WrestleMania 31 when Lesnar sent Roman Reigns to Suplex City before Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to make the match a triple threat, and pinned Reigns to win the WWE Championship. Lesnar was suspended by Stephanie McMahon and when he finally got his rematch, The Undertaker appeared and cost Brock the chance to get his title back. During that match Rollins took 13 suplexes from Lesnar, and The Beast surely would like to give him some more.
7. The Brooklyn Brawler
The Brooklyn Brawler is one of the best known “jobbers” of all time. That is, he became famous for losing almost every match he ever wrestled. This guy knew how to get beat up, and did so over four decades. He did manage to capture championships in lesser federations, but never managed to do much in the WWF despite being managed by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan at one point. Simply because he got beat up by seemingly every wrestler in the 1980s and 1990s, The Brooklyn Brawler would be an awesome candidate to take a trip to Suplex City.
6. Triple H
Triple H and The Authority were in power when Lesnar came back to the WWE in 2013. When Brock delivered an F5 to Vince McMahon, Triple H returned to feud with him and the two had a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 29. Hunter’s career was on the line and he pulled off the win over Lesnar, who got his revenge by beating HHH in a steel cage match at Extreme Rules. Much like there was in his feud with The Undertaker, there needs to be a rubber match between Lesnar and Triple H and the WWE’s Executive Vice President needs to take a trip to Suplex City.
5. Daniel Bryan
This match never happened, but would be a WWE fan’s dream match, pitting two former WWE Champions against each other in a true David vs Goliath storyline. Daniel Bryan is another guy who has been beat up over and over again during his career, and has the injuries to show for it. It would be interesting to see if he was able to survive and overcome a trip to Suplex City and win the match. Even though Bryan is a very accomplished wrestler, it would still be considered a major upset if he were to ever face and defeat Brock Lesnar.
4. CM Punk
Brock Lesnar has more than one reason why he might want to take CM Punk on a one way trip to Suplex City. These two have both been Paul Heyman guys and Lesnar attacked Punk on Raw in 2013, hitting him with an F5. Heyman later turned on Punk, who ended up losing to Brock in a No Disqualification match at SummerSlam 2013. Lesnar may also have a beef with Punk for leaving the WWE for the UFC. Brock Lesnar has been able to dominate in both arenas while Punk’s debut in the UFC has been long awaited.
3. John Cena
John Cena is one of the most frequent visitors to Suplex City over the years. Although Cena is quite popular amongst the WWE universe, he also has more than his fair share of haters. People loved seeing Lesnar suplexing Cena over and over again (an amazing 16 times total) when Brock won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam in 2014. Lesnar went on to continue his dominance against Cena at Night of Champions the same year. Although Cena has been to Suplex City several times, many WWE fans would enjoy seeing it happen one more time.
2. Mr. McMahon
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is heavily involved behind the scenes at the WWE, but has also seen his share of action inside the ring. McMahon has become known for being beat up by the likes of The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin among others. Mr. McMahon does have a past with Brock Lesnar. The two were set to fight each other in a steel cage match on Smackdown in 2003 with Kurt Angle as the special referee. The match ended up being a setup with Lesnar attacking Angle. In 2013 Lesnar returned to the WWE and delivered an F5 to McMahon which broke his hip and required him to have hip replacement surgery. If McMahon can still get in the ring he is a great candidate to visit Suplex City.
1. Paul Heyman
We all know that Brock Lesnar is the prototypical Paul Heyman guy and has been with him for most of his professional wrestling career. The partnership started back in 2000 when Lesnar was being developed at Ohio Valley Wrestling. Lesnar was accompanied by Heyman in his WWF television debut in 2002, and the pair has been inseparable ever since. Paul Heyman is certainly annoying, and you have to wonder if Lesnar will ever get tired of hearing him whine. With Lesnar’s short temper it seems that at some point he is bound to go off and attack Heyman, sending him to Suplex City.