– Former WWE Star On How He Impressed The WWE Officials During His Tryout Despite Having Knee Issues
During a recent appearance on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley talked about how he got signed to the WWE. Below is the story:
“Kurt Angle had told me that he knows I loves the Olympics, but that I needed to think about something else, considering there is no pro sports. So, Kurt gave my number to Gerald Brisco for a tryout. My goal was always to win the Olympics so at the time, I had told Brisco to hold off on the tryout because winning the Olympics was my dream.
I’m sitting there thinking that this is terrible, with me and my leg brace being on. Suddenly the phone rings and it’s Mark Carrano from WWE, and I was thinking, there’s no way. We hadn’t had any communication in like 5-6 months.
He said to me that he understood that I was interested in the Olympics, but this is a big opportunity, and there’s a lot of buzz that has been passed down the office about you, so we really want you to come to Louisville and sit down with you to see if we can bring you on.
I said that I was in, so he asked if I could come next week, I told him that I couldn’t, and I kept trying to push the date back because of my knee situation. There was no way I was going to tell them that my knee was ruptured.
First time I even took a step was running the ropes, and it was one of the most ridiculously painful thing that I ever had to go through. Dr. Tom Prichard said that he liked the intensity as I was running the ropes, I was like, man, I wanted to cry because of the pain.
The cool thing was I was there with Dolph Ziggler, we became friends, and every night we had the tryouts we would go back to the hotel and would have a couple of drinks. I’m icing my knee like crazy; it was four days of tryouts with my knee situation. I was learning all kinds of things, like running the ropes, taking bumps.
When I left there I had left on a Friday morning after 4 days of training with those guys. I felt like I was in a car accident. I had bruised my heel, bruise in my back, my knee hurt, I walked home in so much pain. I thought that all they wanted to do was talk. I had done a lot of push-ups, but I looked good, but actually had to do something, which was tough.”
– 125 Lbs UFC Fighter Says He’ll Beat Brock Lesnar In A Fight
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (125 lbs) said that he would beat Brock Lesnar in a fight. Below is what he said:
“Obviously size is going to be a huge factor but his skill is nowhere near my level. So, I’m going to be blasting him in the liver. Liver kicks all day. Just blast kicks, blast kicks, blast kicks, and hopefully one of those liver shots puts him down man.
Well it’s a liver shot. I mean, if you hit anybody in their liver, in the right spot or you hit them in the liver, they’re going to go down regardless. I mean the liver ceases and it just shuts the body down. Then I’d jump on Brock’s back and choke him out.”
You can watch it below: