World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Brock Lesnar is one of the unique athletes in the history of sports. Having tried his skills and achieved supremacy in multiple fields Lesnar will go down in history as one of the greatest crossover sensations. However, the 38-year-old recently revealed how he had to escape the wrestling business to save his life.
“I was on the road and I was injured, and I was a champion and I didn’t want to quit. Vicodin and Vodka were my closest friends and my closest enemies. I had to get out of the wrestling business back then to save my life. I wasn’t happy at the time, I felt like a caged animal” Lesnar said to ESPN SportsCenter.
Lesnar made his name after he won an NCAA heavyweight championship at the University of Minnesota. He was then approached by the WWE that he decided to accept the offer since he had to pay off his college tuition. After his WWE stint, he had a failed attempt at the NFL before being cut off by the Minnesota Vikings.
The man from Webster, South Dakota then turned his career path have mixed martial arts and joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Lesnar showed his authority in the sport and went on to become the UFC heavyweight champion before returning to WWE where he is currently one of the biggest wrestling stars in the world.
Lesnar is currently preparing for the upcoming WrestleMania 32 set to be held at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas where he would be facing Dean Ambrose in a “No Holds Barred Street Fight” match.
With so many accomplishments under his belt, Lesnar states that he is not concerned about his legacy and the only thing that matters to him at the end of the day is how much money he has in his bank account.
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