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Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by wolfamngstsheep, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Brock Lesnar is introduced as the “Next Big Thing in the NFL”. Mike Morris asked about jumping to the NFL and to tell people why he decided to do so. Lesnar said growing up in Minnesota it was something he always wanted to do. He said he had a wonderful three years in WWE and was always kept happy but recently grew unhappy. Went on to say that he always wanted to play football, got college offers going out of high school, right now he wants to try and make it in the NFL.

    He said he’s 6-foot 4-inches tall and 289-punds, people ask “why walk away from Vince McMahon, making all that money?” He said it’s just about being happy. He is 26-years-old now and doesn’t want be 40-years old and wondering if he could have made in football. “I’m not saying I may never go back there someday,” said Lesnar. But, right now he wants to try out for one team, 100 percent. Being from Minnesota he hopes to try out with the Vikings. Who knows what will happen, he says, if he can’t try out there, then somewhere else. He’s already an accomplished amateur wrestler and sports entertainer.

    Mike Morris asked if he notified Vince about being so unhappy. He said yes, he told him he was going to leave about two weeks before WrestleMania and told him about being so unhappy about six months before that. He was just flat out tired with all the traveling. He said not everyone understands the traveling schedule for wrestlers.

    One thing he did enjoy was meeting all the people, the good money and entertaining the fans in the ring. He bought an airplane for himself but said that was just an escape coat for him and it didn’t work.

    Morris asked about the NFL work, not as much of a bad traveling schedule but has a gruesome 7am to 7pm daily schedule. Brock said he’s always been an athletic guy, used to workouts and isn’t a push over. He’s just asking for the opportunity to try. This is something he wants to do for himself. So when he is 40 or 50-years old he can say he had the balls to walk away from a multi-million dollar contract and try this out.

    Kelly asked about being tested, she wanted to know if there was any worrying about passing a chemical test with the steroid problem in wrestling, “is that a concern?” Brock said that’s not going to hinder him one bit, he has been taking drug tests since High School. “I’m just a white boy from South Dakota blessed by God to be as big as I am,” he said. “Drug tests aren’t the issue, the only issue is to see if I can be a football player.” He went on to say that this has been his dream since being a kid. Wrestling was always a secondary sport and even though he was better at football and did better there, he only excelled in wrestling.

    He was asked about what position he wanted to play. He said he was open for anything. His next step is to take a couple days off to spend some time with his daughter, then fly down to tryouts with his agent “Big” John Wolf. He might be away from home still but he will sacrifice that for this opportunity. He said he wants to play on defense for sure, but he can do anything, he isn’t too slow and isn’t weak, so he’ll see what happens.

    He was asked if he was a decorated player in High School. He said he made all state, but was injured in his senior year and couldn’t play at the beginning, but was moved to being a Fullback later that year.

    A caller asked if he would consider going to the Canadian Football League or playing in Europe before going on into the NFL. He said that he highly doubts that, he will try to excel here in the U.S. Morris said that pretty much anyone and everyone is tested. It doesn’t matter if you’re from college or WWE.

    Brock then talked about having the experience. He said there are a lot of guys, especially wrestlers, who go into the NFL without professional experience. He mentioned Stephen Neal from the New England Patriots and how he did that exact thing. Mike mentioned some other names that did the same thing, from being NCAA wrestlers to being NFL players. Brock said he just doesn’t want to be unhappy anymore, he knows a lot of people in wrestling who are so unhappy.

    Kelly asked if he would consider going back to wrestling. Brock said he has been disappointed there, “I’m walking away from the wrestling business for now,” he said.

    One of the other guys from the show pointed out how he isn’t the same Brock from last year, he appears to be more down, rather than that excited, up-beat Brock Lesnar. Brock said he has enjoyed his time working for Vince McMahon and WWE but right now its time to see if he can do something for himself.

    Mike Morris thanks him for calling in for the interview and everyone says good bye. End of interview. Morris went on to say, “Here’s a guy walking away from a 7 or 9 million dollar contract, but what a guy to walk away to play football.”
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  2. Brock Lesnar, the World Wrestling Entertainment champion, was once arrested for illegally possessing steroids, though the felony charge against the 26-year-old athlete was dismissed four months after his January 2001 arrest. Lesnar, pictured in the below mug shot, was popped by Louisville Division of Police detectives after receiving and opening a parcel that cops said contained a "large amount of steroids." Lesnar, a 295-pound former college wrestling champ, was in Kentucky training at a WWE facility. Hit with a trafficking in controlled substances charge, Lesnar was exonerated when tests showed that the seized pills were not, in fact, steroids. While a Louisville detective told TSG that the material was some kind of <!--EZCODE BOLD START-->growth hormone<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, Lesnar's defense attorney, Scott Cox, characterized the confiscated pills as a "vitamin type of thing." According to Cox, officers seemed "very apologetic" when lab results cleared Lesnar. It is unclear how investigators concluded that the parcel sent to Lesnar may have contained illicit substances.


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  3. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    Maybe he should try baseball, he wouldn't need to worry about getting caught.
     

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