Speaking in a new interview, Brock Lesnar has opened up about his current WWE run and how long he plans to keep wrestling.
Since returning to WWE at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar has embarked on arguably one of the most impressive runs of his professional wrestling career.
Since returning, The Beast has been wrapped up in a feud with Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman on SmackDown, while he also enjoyed a brief dalliance with the WWE Championship. Although Lesnar remains as impressive as ever in the ring, since making his comeback, his character has become much less rigid.
The former World Champion has controlled the microphone like never before and shown a fun-loving slant to his established killing machine character.
During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, Lesnar continued his jovial mood, joking and singing songs with the SmackDown commentator.
During the conversation, Lesnar was asked about how long he plans to keep wrestling. With a laugh, The Beast said he’d keep performing “as long as those dollar bills keep rollin’ in.”
Reflecting on his current run with WWE, Lesnar said that he was having fun and wanted to convey that to the audience.
“I’m having a great time. I think (I’m smarter). I’m more relaxed. I have 20 years in and I’m having fun. I don’t give a shit if I fuck up. I don’t have to do this. I’ve been really wise. I’m doing it because I want to. I’m not gloating. I’ve just been good with my money.
I was almost bankrupt my first run. I just signed a big deal with Vince, a big deal, back 20 years ago. A lot of guaranteed money. Six months later I’m like, ‘Yeah, go screw yourself Vince.’ He was a little chapped. I had to do that. He understood that. I had to leave and go out. If I didn’t leave, I wouldn’t have been in the UFC and all that stuff. I made my own and paved my own road. Came back and established that this is what I want and this is how I’m going to do it and I’m very fortunate. I’m having a good time and I want to portray and show a different side.”
Brock Lesnar famously left WWE in 2004, following a widely criticised match with Goldberg at WrestleMania 20. He went on to appear in New Japan Pro Wrestling before attempting to land a spot in the NFL.
Lesnar later made his way to the UFC in 2008, becoming World Heavyweight Champion.
After winning the 2022 Royal Rumble, Lesnar announced that he will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 38. However, the monster showdown rests on Reigns defeating Goldberg at Elimination Chamber on February 19th.
At the event, Lesnar will attempt to regain the WWE Championship as he steps inside the Elimination Chamber for the first time in his career.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.