A wrestling veteran has revealed that Brock Lesnar once broke a fellow wrestler’s jaw after they tried to play a rib on him.
After ending his college wrestling career with a record of 106 wins and only five defeats and a number of championships behind him Brock Lesnar embarked on a career with WWE.
Lesnar joined the company in 2000 and was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling which served as WWE’s main developmental territory at the time. The Next Big Thing remained with the promotion for two years, before being promoted to Monday Night Raw. That particular OVW class is arguably the most successful developmental class ever, boasting the likes of Randy Orton, John Cena, Batista and Shelton Benjamin alongside Lesnar.
During this period, Lesnar was coached by veteran Rip Rogers. During an appearance on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Rogers recalled Lesnar breaking the jaw of a wrestler named Vivacious Charles who tried to rib him.
“This guy named Vivacious Charles just ribbed [pranked] Brock about something. Brock just stood up and backhanded him. Boom. Charles was on the ground about ready to cry. His jaw’s broke.”
Rogers added that he didn’t know what was said to Lesnar, but it was clear he wasn’t a man to mess with.
“I said, ‘Brock, he’s just ribbing you,'” Rogers continued. “He goes, ‘What’s that?’ I said, ‘Oh God.’ I wasn’t gonna ruffle his feathers, oh hell no!”
After a short hiatus Brock Lesnar returned to WWE television on the October 10th episode of Raw where he attacked Bobby Lashley. After delivering a beatdown to the All-Mighty, Seth Rollins took advantage of the situation to win the United States Championship.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.