Is Derek Lunsford and Nick Walker Bodybuilding’s Next Great Rivalry?
The two men faced off for the first time at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, where runner-up Lunsford placed one spot ahead of Walker. The comparisons and chatter after the contest have had the fans hyped since. The Prime Time Muscle crew explored the potential this matchup had on a recent episode.
Terrick El-Guindy began the discussion by talking about Lunsford and the conspiracy that he skipped the 2023 Arnold Classic to avoid another Walker matchup.
“Derek Lunsford isn’t scared of anyone,” said the IFBB Pro League judge. “He went to Pittsburgh to do the posing routine (2022) when he wasn’t that prestigious. So, he’s not scared of anyone. I can speak on behalf of Derek, he isn’t scared.”
“You’re looking at the guy that’s one spot up above you in second, which is Derek, and you’re picking that person apart,” he told co-host Tim Wilkins and El-Guindy.”I did the same thing to Flex Wheeler.”
The reigning Mr. Olympia, Hadi Choopan, has no intentions of letting his title go, but the co-hosts still felt that the 2021 Arnold Classic winner and 2021 Olympia 212 Champion will be involved in multiple final comparisons for years to come.
One “Prime Time Muscle” co-host had to eat some humble pie.