Brock Lesnar proved his Canadian credentials following his WWE Title win at Day 1 as he celebrated by hanging out with Canada’s own version of The Great One.
Lesnar began his life in the rural setting of Webster, South Dakota, and is well known for coming through the University of Minnesota as an NCAA Division One Heavyweight Champion. But for several years, The Beast Incarnate has made his home in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Brock Lesnar was scheduled to face off with Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at Day 1 on New Year’s Day 2022 before Reigns contracted COVID-19. Instead of missing out on the show and his shot at gold, Lesnar was instead inserted into what was originally a Fatal Four-Way match for Big E’s WWE Championship.
That match also involved Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley all vying for the title. In the end, Lesnar proved too much for the combatants involved and pinned Big E to claim his sixth WWE Title.
Former NHL star Paul Bissonnette recalled on his NHL podcast, Spittin’ Chiclets, that he and Wayne Gretzky were hanging out in a hotel bar when The Great One recognised a familiar face stride in under a cowboy hat:
“One part I forgot to mention about the outdoor game was after we finished the broadcast, we went back to the hotel to grab a little bite to eat and a few pops in the lobby. And all of a sudden this guy, this big massive guy with a cowboy hat walks in.”
“I think it was Wayne who recognized him. He goes ‘I think that was Brock Lesnar.’ And he said ‘hello’ and ended up coming to sit down. We spent about two hours with him having drinks and shooting the sh*t.”
Bissonnette went on to give an insight into how long Brock Lesnar thinks he can continue to wrestle for after transforming his training regime several years ago:
“Great guy, very interesting, and he’s still going. He talked about – because I was like ‘how are you not banged up and how are you still wrestling at this age?’ And he said about thirteen years ago he got this trainer and it kind of changed his whole life as far as eating habits and how he trains.”
“I think he said he thinks he can probably wrestle at a high level for three to four years and actually that night, in Atlanta, he won back the belt. So he’s now the defending champion of the WWE.”
Brock Lesnar will have to be at the top of his game come time for the Royal Rumble as it looks The Conqueror is on a collision course with The All-Mighty Bobby Lashley for his title.