• “WWE has made their investment back a million times over” – Brock Lesnar
During a recent interview with Newsday, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar said that he increased his value after leaving the company in 2004.
Lesnar doesn’t think he would be the draw that he is today had he not left the WWE in 2004.
After leaving WWE, Lesnar became the IWGP Heavyweight Champion in NJPW and the UFC Heavyweight Champion. He also became the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history (with only Conor McGregor surpassing him in that aspect).
Brock also noted during this interview that he’s really enjoying his current run.
Below is what The Beast said:
“I don’t think I would be as big an attraction as I am for them now (had I not left).
I think the company has made their investment back a million times over because I did leave the company, and I was successful when I left.
I had a short stint in the NFL, did a little wrestling in Japan. Ultimately, I found my home, and it was in the (UFC) Octagon. And it fulfilled that need and that void inside of me that I was yearning for. I had to go do that.
And Vince, at the time, didn’t understand that. He wanted to lock his claws into me and keep me because he made an investment.
We laugh about it now. And we’re both having a great time. We’re at a good spot in our life. And I’m enjoying the hell out of this comeback.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 9, 2019) – WWF Attitude Era Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2019, we lost Old School WWF Attitude Era Manager Era Manager Yamaguchi-san (Wally Yamaguchi) at the age of 60 after a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness.
Yamaguchi-san is best remembered for being the manager of the Attitude Era stable Kaientai in 1998.
The most famous moment he was involved in during his brief WWF career was without a doubt the infamous “Choppy Choppy Your Pee Pee” segment with Val Venis.
Yamaguchi was suffering from health problems after suffering a stroke back in 2017, before he passed away in 2019.
† REST IN PEACE
May 5, 1958 – March 9, 2019