“20 years, full circle” WWE Champion Brock Lesnar considered himself retired after Wrestlemania 36
After WrestleMania 36, Brock Lesnar departed WWE and spent the summer away from Vince McMahon’s company. Post his defeat to Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, Lesnar vanished completely. Brock has now revealed his thought process following the match.
Brock Lesnar speaks about what went through his mind during the Covid-19 pandemic
Lesnar just spoke with Michael Kay on the Michael Kay Show about his abduction and the Covid-19 pandemic. When the company welcomed the crowd at SummerSlam 20121, he returned. When questioned about his plans to continue after WM 36, Brock Lesnar said he considered himself retired.
“When I was younger I thought, I wanna retire when I’m 40,” said Lesnar. “I actually retired when COVID hit and my contract was up in 2020. Full circle Brock Lesnar story, I had my first wrestling match in Minnesota was in a garage with no people. 20 years later, had a WWE Title match at WrestleMania in a warehouse in front of no people. 20 years, full circle. I was like ‘I’m out.”
Lesnar was then asked what had brought him back, to which he replied, “Cha-ching,” with a giggle. Lesnar then discussed his new look, which he will debut at SummerSlam 2021.
“My whole life I’ve been wearing a flat top, crew cut. In UFC I grew my beard out once. I said I’m gonna let it all go (once I left WWE). Last summer, before any of this evolved, it was so hot, I said ‘I’m gonna cut my hair,’ so my kids cut my hair. They said, ‘We’re going to give you a mohawk.’ Then they go, I bet you won’t wear a ponytail.’ I wasn’t gonna lose a bet to my kids. So, I wore this look. It wasn’t a mastermind (plan), it was a joke. Here I am. Brock Lesnar is a big ass joke,” said the WWE Champion.
Lesnar has been aired on WWE television on a routine basis since his return to SummerSlam 2021. On March 5, he will defend his WWE Championship at a live event in Madison Square Garden and is all set to compete in the biggest Wrestlemania match of all time against Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a Champion vs Champion winner takes all title unification match.