DEFINING THE LEGACY OF BROCK LESNAR
San Francisco, CA- When I first heard the name, “Brock Lesnar,” he was a 270 lb. World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) brute who to me looked so “monster-like” that if the WWE wasn’t scripted and based on “worked” (predetermined) matches, that he could kick anybody’s ass, maybe even the great “Andre The Giant,” again if the fights were real.
PRO WRESTLING CAREER PRIOR TO UFCHis time as a professional wrestler spanned from 2000, when he was wrestling and learning the “game” with Shelton Benjamin in Ohio Wrestling, a WWF developmental farm club. In 2002, Brock debuted in the WWF and his career as a “fake” fighter took off. He had epic matches, albeit “worked” with Kurt Angle, himself an Olympic Gold Medalist n 1996. His first title opportunity was when he took the WWF title from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Wrestlemania 19 in 2003. That followed with landmark matches with the late mass murderer Chris Benoit and Bill Goldberg, a collegiate gridiron star that never made in the NFL.
LESNAR TRIED TO MAKE IT IN THE NFL
Thinking he had the ability to make it as an offensive lineman in the National Football League, Lesnar walked away from the WWF(E) and tried out for the Minnesota Vikings. Although he was huge and using steroids at the time, it wasn’t enough and the Vikings cut him. As for the steroids, Lesnar was busted entering Japan soon thereafter with a cache of steroids in his luggage. So, before you Lesnar fans start jumping on me, check the record.
WENT TO JAPAN IN DEFYING WWF(E) “SLAVE” CONTRACT
The WWF(E) when they signed Lesnar included a clause that said he couldn’t wrestle or perform for another company in 2010. This “onerous” contract was declared invalid after Lesnar went to the mat and took Vince “The Prick” McMahon and his WWF(E) to court and won. Lesnar went on to perform for two years from 2005 to 2007 for New Japan Wrestling.
STARTED TRAINING FOR THE MMA WORLD & UFC
While with New Japan Wrestling, Lesnar saw how the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championships were really the “in thing” in Japanese culture. Longtime fans of professional wrestling preferred to watch “real fights’ and at one time Pride was the major league, while the UFC was a distant second.
MMA WORLD CANNT BE DEFINED BY GYM WORK
Although Lesnar did great in MMA workouts, unlike boxing sparring sessions, where you can see what a guy is made of, a lot of the moves performed in the world of MMA had to be done on bags and the like. I mean, how are you going to take forearm strikes or elbows to from a real man in practice?
LESNAR ENTERS MMA ON A “NOTHING-SHOW”
In one of the lowest rated Pay Per View productions of the modern ear, Lesnar submitted Min Soo Kim on strikes in at 1:09 of the first round to win his first initial MMA encounter in June 2007.
THEN THE UFC SIGNED LESNAR
Signed to a contract by the “promoter of the early 20th century”, Dana White, UFC President of the UFC, Lesnar looked like the real deal, but lost his first UFC fight against Frank Mir, in the opinion of somebody who has covered the UFC since it’s 1993 conception, I wasn’t sold on Lesnar as a real fighter.
CARWIN FIGHT PROVED ME RIGHT!
When Brock turned his back and ran away from sprinter Shane Carwin, I knew then and there Lesnar had some “dog or “bitch” in Lesnar’s makeup. When it came to “real” punches to 270 lb. was a “sissy” per se. Although he would go on and beat a “gassed” Carwin, who in the UFC had never been out of the first round, Brock Lesnar was exposed as a 270 lb. brute who was more “pussy” than a UFC fighter. Lesnar went on and stopped a fatigued Carwin in two rounds.
CAIN VELASQUEZ WAS THOUGHT BY SOME TO BE A “MARK”
There were those who thought Cain Velasquez was a pushover, were startled when the Mexican-American knocked Lesnar into another area code with after a first round stoppage. In my view, from the Carwin fight forward, Brock Lesnar was nothing mote than a bully, something my ex-MMA expert Sammy “All Jam” Perez suggested more than once.
LESNAR HAD A CONTRACT WITH UFC BUT NO FUTUE IN UFC
After the decisive bating by Velasquez, coupled with Brock running away from Carwin before Velasquez, it was clear that Lesnar wasn’t made for “real” fights, and the WWF(E) “fixed” fights was more of a fit than real fighting. Lesnar beat John Cena delivering “Stiff” (real) blows that haven’t been seen in or wrestling in decades
FIGHT WITH OVEREEM FORCED BROCK BAC TO FIXED FIGHTS!
After Alistair Overeem beat Lesar like a girl in December 2011, Lesnar opted for 30-date $5 million deal with the aforementioned WWF(E). Although at one time, I thought he was the real deal n MMA, Brock turned out be a sissy who ran away from real punches. That being said, his legacy as a “real” fighter is beyond suspect, for when it came to real fighting Brock Lesnar was more of a pussy than a fighter.