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Brock Lesnar considered himself retired after WWE WrestleMania 36

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Brock Lesnar finished out his contract with WWE at WrestleMania 36 in 2020 where he lost the WWE Title to Drew McIntyre. Lesnar then went on hiatus with the belief that he would return to the company when they needed him.

Lesnar returned last August at SummerSlam to have a showdown with Roman Reigns, which led to them working a Universal Title match at Crown Jewel where “The Big Dog” went over.

Lesnar recently appeared on the Michael Kay Show and during the interview, he noted that he had originally planned to retire from wrestling when he was 40. Lesnar also revealed he considered himself retired after his contract expired in 2020.

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"When I was younger I thought, I wanna retire when I'm 40," said Lesnar. "I actually retired when COVID hit and my contract was up in 2020. Full circle Brock Lesnar story, I had my first wrestling match in Minnesota was in a garage with no people. 20 years later, had a WWE Title match at WrestleMania in a warehouse in front of no people. 20 years, full circle. I was like 'I'm out.'"

When asked what made him come out of retirement, Lesnar replied, "Cha-ching! [money]"

Lesnar takes on Reigns in a Winner Takes All Title Unification Match for the WWE and Universal Titles at WrestleMania 38.

H/T to F4Wonline.com for the transcript