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Royal Rumble 2012: Brodus Clay's Strong Showing Prelude to Bigger Things

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Eric BallFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2012

The creative team at WWE has quietly found their next big star.

When I mean big, literally this guy is a freakin’ tank.

I’m talking about Funkasaurus Rex, aka Brodus Clay. His dominant performance over Drew McIntyre gives us all a hint on how the writers view him.

He smothered McIntyre with his size and strength as the match was over in all of 160 or so seconds. PPV viewers barely got a chance to watch Clay do his thing as he dominated from the opening bell.

Because he was forced into this pre-Royal Rumble match, fans were denied the opportunity to watch him in the main event.

Some may think that’s because he is nothing more than a second-tier star but I firmly believe the powers at be are cooking up something big for the man with the best entrance of any wrestler. The event left me wanting more.

We don’t know much about the guy aside from the fact he is fat and has hot dancers around him seemingly at all times. Now is the time to see what this guy is all about. He is a breath of fresh air in what is becoming a stale group of superstars.

Why can’t he use his patented “What the Funk” move on a wrestler that fans actually know and care about? Clay has only been around for a short period of time, so I understand he has to slowly work his way up the food chain, but it’s rare to see such a relatively new wrestler gain fan support and create multiple catchphrases so quickly.

I think this is the beginning of something special for the man from Planet Funk despite getting the cold shoulder from the creative team on one of the biggest nights of the sport. 


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