In the heart of Minneapolis, two days after the WWE whirlwind hit the Target Center for "WWE Raw", a surprising cameo occurred at the same venue, this time from a country music angle. On a balmy Wednesday evening, the Grammy Award-nominated country music maestro, Zach Bryan, graced the Target Center's stage as a part of his "Burn Burn Burn" North American tour.
But Bryan wasn’t the only star attraction for the night. As the lights dimmed and excitement filled the air, Bryan unveiled not just one, but two special guests for his Minneapolis audience. Charles Wesley Godwin, the country-folk sensation, was a treat in itself.
But the subsequent appearance by Brock Lesnar, the ex-WWE Champion, who also happens to be a passionate country music aficionado, sent the crowd into a frenzy. A video circulating on Twitter captured Lesnar, looking every bit the country gentleman with his black cowboy hat, blue denim jeans, and Coors shirt, as he joined Bryan onstage.
The duo set the stage on fire with their rendition of Bryan's chartbuster, "Revival", with Lesnar showing off his singing prowess, especially in the song's catchy chorus.
Lesnar's Deep Country Roots
The country setting wasn't unfamiliar for Lesnar.
Beyond his impressive WWE accolades, Lesnar’s personal life is deeply rooted in the country way of life. He and his wife Rena, widely recognized as WWE's iconic Sable, have made their home on a sprawling farm in Maryfield, Saskatchewan.
Interestingly, the Minneapolis connection goes deeper for Lesnar. Before he inked his deal with WWE in 2000, Lesnar had been a student at the University of Minnesota. His prowess on the wrestling mat won him an amateur wrestling scholarship during his final two collegiate years.
Wrestling enthusiasts might recall Lesnar's days in Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he and Shelton Benjamin were fondly dubbed 'The Minnesota Stretching Crew' Recent ripples in the wrestling world suggest that post his SummerSlam defeat to Cody Rhodes, Lesnar, fondly termed "The Beast", is set to take a hiatus from the ring.
Rumors hint at this break extending until the close of 2023. Only time will tell what’s next for this multifaceted superstar.