ESPN has an article that features quotes from various wrestlers, coaches and more people talking about WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
For years, the reputation of Lesnar that he was a hard worker but didn’t like people or travel, which led to his departure from WWE in 2004 only for him to return in 2012 with a reduced schedule.
In the piece, CM Punk was quoted where he talked about his friendship with “The Beast.”
“I don’t want to ruin his image. I think he’s a f—ckin’ sweetheart. This is a guy, when I got into MMA and I left wrestling, he was texting me, “Hey, if you need any help.” I’m always kind of a standoffish guy. It’s hard to open up and trust people in the pro-wrestling world. But he was never anything but a real sweetheart. It was a pleasure to work with him. He’s just a great guy, I think.”
Punk stated that he’s one of the lucky guys who Lesnar wanted to work with in pro wrestling. He recalled wrestling Lesnar at the 2013 SummerSlam PPV event where he thought that they put on a special match.
Punk doesn’t think that Lesnar gets the credit for how smart of a wrestler he is. Punk stated that he wasn’t sure how Brock was going to be receptive to any ideas so they went out and called it in the ring. This was something that Lesnar was stoked to do.
Punk talked about how he would say he wanted to do something and then Lesnar had three ideas that spun off that he wanted to do.
Punk said the match was fun and everything that he loved about pro wrestling because it came down to two guys coming together and doing whatever they wanted to do.
“I think Brock has got a big heart, and that’s something a lot of people don’t talk about. They’ll talk about the freak strength and the crazy athletic things he’s done in his career, the accomplishments. But they don’t talk about the fact that he loves his wife, his kids, lives on a farm and just kind of wants to be left alone.
All the fame and the money and everything is really just a side effect of being successful at what he wants to do. And he does what he wants, when he wants. That’s the beauty of Brock Lesnar.”
Kurt Angle, Jerry Brisco, Paul Heyman and more are featured in the full interview which you can read here.