Despite being one of the most titled performers of the modern era, Brock Lesnar has received numerous reviews during his WWE career. The Beast has often been accused of lack of commitment and of not really being interested in wrestling.
After being defeated by Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38, the former Universal Champion returned to SmackDown on June 17. He attacked the 'Tribal Chief' and the other members of the Bloodline, displaying his overwhelming power for the umpteenth time.
WWE then announced that Lesnar and Reigns will face off in a 'Last Man Standing Match' at SummerSlam, the biggest pay-per-view of the summer. According to insiders, the Stamford-based company was forced to recall Brock after serious injuries to Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes.
In the latest edition of the 'Insight' podcast, former UFC champion Frank Mir gave some interesting insights into Brock Lesnar's attitude.
Frank Mir on Brock Lesnar
“I'm not a pro wrestling expert and don't watch it often so I can't say how good Brock Lesnar is.
From what I understand from talking to some industry experts, Brock does the bare minimum to cash his check and I don't blame him for it” - said Mir. “We all have to make money. Wrestling is not Brock's natural habitat, he entered that world for economic reasons.
It's not his first love ”- added Frank. According to Gerald Brisco, WWE was not at all convinced of hiring the Beast at first: “There was a lot of resistance at the time. Brock was asking for a lot of money and not everyone was convinced it was a good idea.
He wanted to sign a six-figure contract, which would be perfectly normal today, but in those days he wasn't. According to some experts, giving him that compensation amounted to destroying the entire WWE budget. I made him understand that Lesnar would make the company a lot of money.
We were faced with an athlete who passes once in a lifetime. Luckily they listened to me and the rest is history”. Dave Meltzer spoke about the two rivals clashing at SummerSlam on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.
Meltzer confirmed that there are no plans to keep the feud going after their SummerSlam bout. However, he did note that these plans can be changed moving forward: “There’s no plans for any other match between them as of right now, but let’s be serious.
You know, I mean guys get hurt, and it’s a match that, you know, bringing Brock back still got a lot of talk and everything like that. The first week, there was a lotta lotta talk on bringing Brock back. We’ll see how much that means this week to a degree, but you know, it’s still SummerSlam. It’s going to be the third biggest show of the year, it always is…”