There’s no doubt that Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest stars professional wrestling, or professional sports, has ever seen. “The Beast” has won several WWE World Titles throughout his years, and is also a former UFC heavyweight champion. Currently, he’s attempting to balance the two lifestyles simultaneously. Despite being the WWE Universal Champion, Lesnar aims for a return to the Octagon early next year, as he’s expected to challenge Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title.
However, many within WWE are frustrated with Lesnar’s part-time status. Not to mention that many fans are annoyed the Universal Title isn’t being defended on a regular basis, and the champion isn’t a regular feature of Monday Night Raw. With that being said, there are some who defend Lesnar’s WWE schedule due to his “attraction” status.
Former WWE star Simon Dean was recently interviewed by The Hannibal TV, and offered some high praise for Lesnar, defending his current WWE working schedule:
“My interactions with Brock were real short,” Dean said. “‘Hey Brock, how are you doing?’ ‘Hey man, how are you doing?’ That’s it. No long-term stories. Apparently when he was here, he used to drive the ring-truck, he had a good workout, they showed up to practice every day. It’s not a shock, I mean, the guy didn’t become NCAA Heavyweight Champion by accident.
“I think overall, he’s the most dominant professional wrestling athlete there’s ever been. When you look at his pedigree and what he has accomplished, he’s the biggest pay-per-view draw, him and Floyd Mayweather in the last two decades. So Brock’s an attraction.
“You’d devalue him if he was wrestling four, five, six times a month. He’s not built for that, number one. It’s not believable, number two. And if you put him in the ring with just about anybody except Braun Strowman, it’s not even close… or maybe Roman.
“It’s not even close to being believable that he wouldn’t beat that guy in ten seconds. So you have to keep him as a special attraction. When he comes out, it should be like, ‘Oh my God, he’s here!’ Like a heavyweight prize-fighter.”
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