Many stories have been spread over the years about the character of Brock Lesnar, making him one of the most talked-about and controversial wrestlers of WWE's modern era. One of the best-known aspects of the former Universal champion is that he has never been a great lover of travel and travel by plane.
The Beast is the only athlete to have won a world title in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling and collegiate wrestling. His glorious record includes five WWE titles, a UFC Heavyweight Championship and an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship.
During the first edition of the 'AdFreeshows.com' podcast hosted by Conrad Thompson, WWE legend Kurt Angle told a curious anecdote about the 43-year-old.
Kurt Angle on Brock Lesnar's issues
“Well, the truth is, he hated traveling so much that he bought a private plane so he didn't have to go to airports.
I remember you hired a pilot who, if I'm not mistaken, lived in his basement. He prepared really well for all circumstances, he hated traveling very much "- said the former Olympic champion. Kurt Angle added that Brock Lesnar quit wrestling in the mid-2000s because he could no longer appreciate that kind of life.
Lesnar intended to start a career in the NFL, which would allow him to stay closer to home for longer. “He didn't want to be away from home all that time. This is the main reason that led him to stop fighting. That's why he tried to get closer to professional football.
The NFL would allow him to stay in a single city, where he could train and compete, without being forced to travel for many months. He would be less on the road and more at home. This is what Brock likes most, being close to his residence”- he added.
Kurt finally praised Lesnar for his understanding of the business and the dedication shown over the course of his long career. Kurt Angle even added that Brock Lesnar was one of the best technical wrestlers in the business.
According to Angle, The Beast was even better in matches where he had to sell for his opponents. "I knew that Brock got it. He got the entertainment aspect and the work that he did. He is one of the best technical workers in the business, especially when he wants to sell for you."
Brock Lesnar is often considered to be a generational talent whose achievements and accolades in the business are unmatched. His in-ring work is second to none, and he is often rightfully lauded by his peers.