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Brock Lesnar, The Sweetheart

Brock Lesnar is one of the greatest combat athletes in the history of sports. He’s also one of the most feared men to ever step foot in a WWE ring.

Lesnar enjoys his private life. The eight-time champion does not play well with others. In an interview with WWE Hall of Famer, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Beast talked about how he “doesn’t really like people.” That’s why he has a huge fence around his home in the middle of nowhere in Canada. 

Fans always thought Lesnar would just do his segment, collect his money and leave, but there is another side of the Beast Incarnate. Lesnar is viewed by some as a “sweetheart”. 

Former WWE superstar, Paige conducted an interview with Inside the Ropes. Paige said, “If I want advice from him, he’ll be like, ‘Yeah, sure, I’ll give it to you’. He’s really wonderful.”

Another instance came five years ago when WWE had to cancel a RAW show due to a massive blizzard. 

They re-aired the Royal Rumble Match from the night before and showed some interviews including one with Lesnar, who was WWE champion at the time. 

On his podcast, After the Bell, Corey Graves reminisced about this moment. He claimed Lesnar “paid a significant amount of money to keep the bar wide open for everybody to make sure that they made the best of a crappy situation.”

Lastly, Lesnar has put over two superstars in less than a year. At WrestleMania 35, Lesnar “re-scheduled” his Universal Championship match against Seth Rollins to kick-off the Show of Shows. 

After dominating the beginning of the match, Lesnar fell victim to three stomps and lost.

Lesnar would then win the Money in the Bank Contract and would cash-in on Rollins at Extreme Rules. 

The next month at Summerslam, Rollins would again challenge Lesnar for the championship. Rollins showcased his offense in a classic that would go down as one of the best Summerslam matches. Rollins beat Lesnar for the second time, something that is very rare in WWE.

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Then, this year’s Royal Rumble Match. Lesnar entered at number one and steamrolled through the competition until Drew McIntyre came in at 16. McIntyre would deliver a Claymore Kick, eliminating Lesnar from the match. 

McIntyre would then challenge Lesnar at WrestleMania for the WWE championship. Three weeks before, McIntyre would Claymore the Beast three times. After the second Claymore, you could see Lesnar tell McIntyre to “grab the belt”. McIntyre would raise the title and the crowd went nuts. 

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The crowd in Brooklyn would then chant, “One more time!” Lesnar would get back to his feet and get hit with the third Claymore. McIntyre would dethrone the Beast at WrestleMania 36.

Lesnar did everything to put over Rollins and McIntyre, he’s there to give advice, and could even be seen as a locker room leader. Brock Lesnar is not the man everyone thinks he is.

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