Brock Lesnar never gives interviews and I mean never. He is one of the most private people to ever enter the world of professional wrestling – to the point I have it on good authority that he has the kind of fencing around his ranch that would put a medieval castle to shame – and treats the sport as nothing more than a business. A business he just happens to be very good at. So when Brock Lesnar speaks, well, the WWE locker room should really sit up and listen.
Proving that even Hell freezes over, Brock Lesnar appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to talk about a variety of subjects, but there were two in particular that caught your friendly neighborhood wrestling writer’s ear.
While discussing his Mount Rushmore of Wrestling, Brock Lesnar said;
I don’t really care of give a sh*t. I don’t give a f*ck if I’m in the Hall of Fame or not. I’ve done what I did. I don’t care if I’m leaving a legacy behind. What I do care about is that I’m a good person and a good dad. That’s important to me. Mount Rushmore of wrestling? There’s a lot of guys. This is a business about making money. Everything is about turning dollar bills. I feel fortunate that I’m still able to be on top.”
And while talking about the new generation that fills the WWE locker room’s these days, he had the following pearls of wisdom;
It’s just kind of weird, the whole evolution, because when I came up, The Undertaker, Steve, and I can go on and on, but so now I’m the old bas*ard walking down the halls. I’m looking at these young kids, and I don’t know. Somebody needs to step up, get over, and figure out how to put asses in seats and not worry about your next highspot, but figure out how the hell they can be different, like, how can they make money? That’s it. That’s the business.
The young generation thinks that if they go out and do a certain move and do it over and over, but that’s not the business. There’s a good guy and a bad guy, pitting people against each other, and storylines. What was fun about me coming back this time was the storyline with Roman Reigns and being with Paul Heyman for 15 years and now Paul is with Roman.”
Normally, I’d have something to say on this, whether good or bad, whether I agreed or disagreed with the person who I was covering, but as Brock Lesnar legitimately scares me as he looks like he has bigger chunks of corn in his crap than the size of the coffin they’ll eventually bury me in, I’ll just say this.
If Brock Lesnar is handing out advice, then he obviously thinks that certain members of the roster need to hear it. And if you know anything about the WWE, then he has a point. The WWE and Vince McMahon don’t care how many stars Uncle Dave gives your match. The WWE and Vince McMahon only care about the dollars in their bank accounts. The WWE is a business and Brock Lesnar understands this. If you happen to work for the WWE and you don’t, then perhaps you should head for pastures new as it doesn’t matter how many end-of-the-year awards you win, you’re a Sports Entertainer, you’re not a wrestler.