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- WWE’s website has an article up looking at 10 things we didn’t know about Brock Lesnar. Here is a recap of the list:

* He’s been billed from Minneapolis since his WWE debut in 2002, but Brock Lesnar actually grew up on a dairy farm in Webster, a South Dakota city with a current population of less than 2,000.

* His childhood nickname was Broccoli.

* He was recruited by WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco — a former college roommate of one of Lesnar’s wrestling coaches, J. Robinson.

* He was a former roommate of Shelton Benjamin.

* Before debuting in WWE, he regularly executed the Shooting Star Press.

* Lesnar did not win his first televised WWE match by pinfall or submission. Lesnar vs. Jeff Hardy at Backlash 2002 was won by referee stoppage.

* Lesnar nearly played for the Minnesota Vikings.

* The sword on his chest represents the myriad pressures he felt during a dark period in his life after leaving WWE.

* Lesnar battled the 500-plus pound sumo wrestler Akebono in a one-on-one clash on March 19, 2006, less than one year after Big Show faced Akebono at WrestleMania . Unlike Big Show, Lesnar was victorious.

* Brock Lesnar refused a Japanese rite of initiation from WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki when working for New Japan. It’s tradition for most American stars to get smacked when coming to Japan to compete. Lesnar refused.

  • Tombstone

    @barry horowitz
    LOL! You do not know shit about me or my life. You have no idea of what I have accomplished and what I will accomplish in the future. Now what is the difference between my comments about Brock and some of the assinine comments you have made about alot of wrestlers? I’ll tell you the difference, I put an LOL at the end of my comment so everyone would know that it was meant as a joke. Sorry that you are too much of a dumbass to understand that.
    As for me being a bad ass, Well you never know and since issuing a challenge on the internet is just lame as hell I will just let you go on thinking whatever you want, Guess it makes you feel better to think everyone else is just as pathetic as yourself.

  • barry horowitz

    tombstone I like how you act like some kind of bad ass on here talking shit,I bet bottom dollar you wouldnt say shit to Brock Lesnar,he’s a former UFC world champion,meanwhile you’re some fucking C.H.U.D. loser on the internet who talks big shit and never did a thing in your life worth mentioning,it’s pretty pathetic when some pimple popping douchebag comes on here and talks shit about people who have accomplished things in their life when they’re some nobody virgin loser,betas hating on alphas.

  • Tombstone

    So Lesnar is too big a pussy to go through the rite of passage and get smacked? LOL

  • moshbmx1990

    Yeah this isn’t much new about him most of this is featured in the new dvd. I picked it up today somehow from a local kmart [though it comes out Tuesday] Wish Lesnar v.s. Cena from 2012 was on it though.

  • D2K

    If you have access to Youtube, you already knew this.

  • Mike Oxafloppin

    If read his book “Death Clutch” you already knew this

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