With his boots on, hat tipped, and a revival of country vibes, Brock Lesnar is taking a pause from WWE’s spotlight, charting a course into different realms. Following his recent defeat to Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam, the Beast Incarnate has chosen a path less traveled, embracing his downtime with gusto.
Just days after handing the victory to the American Nightmare, Lesnar stepped onto an entirely different stage – not one of the squared circle, but a concert stage. The scene was set at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where country music luminary Zach Bryan’s melodies filled the air. In an unexpected twist, Lesnar made his presence felt during the show’s encore.
Clad in the attire befitting the country spirit – blue jeans, cowboy boots, a black cowboy hat, and a Coors beer t-shirt – Lesnar seemed to revel in the moment. He joined Bryan, a Grammy-nominated artist, for a rendition of the hit song “Revival.” The chorus echoed with Lesnar’s robust voice, radiating the joy of the experience.
Lesnar’s roots trace back to Webster, South Dakota, but his connection to Minneapolis runs deep. The city witnessed his triumphant victory in the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Wrestling Championship during his tenure at the University of Minnesota back in 2000. Interestingly, the latest episode of Raw broadcasted from the Target Center, although Lesnar chose to remain backstage on that occasion.
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A notable admirer of country music, Lesnar has shown his affinity for the genre, with a particular fondness for Colter Wall. His name-drop of the Canadian troubadour during a 2015 appearance on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions podcast foreshadowed Wall’s eventual rise in the music scene, a testament to Lesnar’s sharp ear for talents even beyond the wrestling ring.