• “I think a lot of guys took advantage of his naivety” – Jim Ross Says Brock Lesnar Was Given Bad Advice By Wrestlers
During a recent edition of his podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross revealed that other WWE Wrestlers used to take advantage of Brock Lesnar by giving him bad advice back in the day, which eventually could have led to Brock making the decision to leave World Wrestling Entertainment after WrestleMania XX and pursue a career in the National Football League (NFL).
Here’s what Good Ol’ J.R. had to say:
“Well, he was burned out. He was getting bad advice from some of his peers, I believe, and he had this dream of playing in the National Football League, and apparently, he had that dream for many, many years.
I would say the Minnesota contingent. Maybe Perfect [“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig], maybe Kurt [Angle]. Kurt knew that he could get you. And to see somebody rolled up in anxiety and angst, thanks to your prodding and your subtle positioning, was a rib. And some guys fell for it.
Hey, I’ve had guys come to me and say, you know when WrestleMania comes in and say, ‘I’m not happy with my payoff.’ Same story. ‘Based on what? Tell me what you’re basing your unhappiness over?’ ‘So and so made blank.’ I said, ‘No, they didn’t.’ They said they did. ‘Oh, they said that to you, right?’
If the boys see a weakness, and they see some little crack in the armor, because it was obvious that Lesnar had no cracks in the armor visibly, but emotionally and material-wise, he was in a world that he had not prepared for, ever in his life.
More money. More travel. More fame. More fortune. And he was having…I won’t say family issues, but you know, he was trying to raise his daughter and the marital, or ex-marital issues, he was dating Sable, which was a great thing for him, and it has been a wonderful marriage. They got great-looking sons, but at that time, it was just more drama on his plate. And so people process this information differently.
But the talents have a way; they knew where Brock’s sensitivities were. I think a lot of guys took advantage of his naivety, in saying, ‘Brother, you got screwed’.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 16, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania.
You can find the card below:
1. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Rusty Brooks & Terry Gibbs
2. Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Lombardi
3. King Kong Bundy vs. Mario Mancini
4. John Studd vs. Jim Young
5. Piper’s Pit with Brutus Beefcake
6. Wendi Richter vs. Peggy Lee