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Top WWE Star Almost Retired During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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• Top WWE Star Almost Retired During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to WWE WrestleMania 39, Brock Lesnar was interviewed by UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier for ESPN, where he was asked how long he plans to wrestle.

Below is what The Beast said:

“Every time that I think that I’m done, I’m looking to… then I get in a ring, I get to the building, and that’s the part of the business that I really love.

I left the business early because I just didn’t like the travel. I’m just a simple man, and it was just too much for me at the time. But I don’t know.

I don’t know how long I’m gonna be around. I don’t know that.”

During an episode of Daniel Cormier TV, Cormier discussed WWE’s ThunderDome era during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DC revealed that Lesnar almost thought of retiring from WWE during that time:

“I could not stand that. We don’t fight for nothing.

You know what Brock Lesnar told me? He said when he went back to the WWE at the end of the pandemic and he was wrestling in front of those screens, they had nobody there, he goes, ‘I’m done. I did not get into this for this. I want to be in front of a crowd.’”

Lesnar only wrestled 1 match in front of 0 fans due to COVID-19, which took place in the main event of WrestleMania 36 – Night 2, where he lost the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre.

The Beast went on a 17-month hiatus after this and returned at SummerSlam 2021, when the fans were back in attendance.

WATCH: Sable (Brock Lesnar’s Wife) Gets Stripped At Unforgiven 1998 (Part 1):

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 18, 2018) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2018, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Number One” Paul Jones (Real name: Paul Frederik) at the age of 75.

Jones wrestled for several NWA territories during the 60s, 70s & early 80s, but most of you Old Schoolers out there will probably remember him as the manager of his very own stable “Paul Jones’ Army”.

Among the members of “Paul Jones’ Army” were big names like Ivan Koloff, Abdullah The Butcher, Superstar Billy Graham, Rick Rude, The Warlord, Baron Von Raschke, The Barbarian, …

For most of the 80s Paul Jones & his army feuded with popular babyface ‘The Boogie Woogie Man’ Jimmy Valiant.

The feud ended when Turner bought ‘Jim Crockett Promotions’ and both Jones & Valiant left the promotion.


June 16, 1942 – April 18, 2018

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