Brock Lesnar has been pushed as a top star since he joined WWE and was a main eventer player just months after making it to the main roster. 20 years later, Lesnar is still a top draw.
The Undertaker appeared on True Geordie for a new interview and during it, he talked about Lesnar’s departure from WWE in 2004. Lesnar left WWE following WrestleMania 20 to try to make it in the NFL before moving to MMA. Taker recalled it being fun to work with Lesnar and see his ascent at the time.
“I had a long talk with Brock. He came to me and wasn’t happy. Brock is not a people person. Happy Cowboy Brock is a little different. He keeps to himself, hunts and fishes, does all that. It’s a tough life, traveling the way we do.”
Taker continued by noting that it was a different time when they didn’t have private planes and had to go through public airports. He noted that some people in wrestling can’t handle public life.
“I think Brock was at a point where he wanted to do something different. Honestly, I told him…he was thinking about going to play pro football, I said, ‘Brock, you have to do what’s right for Brock.’ Everyone is going to be pissed that you’re going to leave and they put all this money and push behind you, but if you don’t go do this, you’re going to look back with a what if. I don’t know how much influence it had. He did end up leaving. He tried football, didn’t work, he ends up in the UFC. I didn’t hold any grudge…in the back of my mind, I felt like he would be back someday. It’s usually the way it works out, but I do know that you can’t life with ‘what if.’ I didn’t have a big problem like most people did with it.”
You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found around the 34:30 mark):
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