Since his entry to WWE, Brock Lesnar has been considered a top star. He became a main player within months of joining the main roster. Twenty years later, Lesnar remains a major draw.
The Undertaker joined True Geordie for a interview. He talked about Lesnar’s break from WWE in 2004. After WrestleMania 20, Lesnar quit WWE to make it in the NFL before moving to MMA. Taker said it was fun to work alongside Lesnar and watch his rise.
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.
He continued, it was different when they didn’t have private airplanes and traveled 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.