Brock Lesnar is undoubtedly one of the most dominant pro wrestlers to have ever competed inside the squared circle. He had two tremendous runs in WWE, both of which resulted in him winning major World Championships and being a huge draw for fans. Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania surprise angered a WWE Superstar.
He has not been seen on WWE television since WrestleMania 36, where he dropped the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre.
On the latest Ace’s High series episode, Hiroshi Tanahashi talked about Brock Lesnar’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship match against him in 2006. The match was cancelled at the last moment and Tanahashi was shocked.
“I go in there and (Riki Choshu) says ‘Lesnar’s not coming’. I was just stunned, like the world had gone into darkness in front of me. I never knew the real ins and outs of the contract issue, but I do know he had a really special money situation going on, and I would imagine that was what was at the heart of it. It was really an unprecedented set of circumstances when it comes to IWGP title matches,” Tanahashi said.
“Back in those days, we would have this big lion mark flag at the venues for fans to write messages of support on. Going into this match, we ran out of space on the first flag and had to get a second. That was how hyped the match was with the fans in the venues. But all of a sudden it was gone.”