For pretty much the entirety of his WWE career, Brock Lesnar enjoyed a strong relationship with former Chairman Vince McMahon.
Lesnar signed with the company in 2000 and arrived on Monday Night Raw two years later. Within months he was the Undisputed World Champion and a star had been born. Despite this success, Lesnar quickly grew tried of life on the road and left WWE immediately following WrestleMania XX. The Beast was away from WWE until 2012 when he returned to Raw following a stint with the UFC.
Following his comeback, Lesnar’s friendship with Vince McMahon only got stronger and remains intact a decade later. However, with two very combustible personalities involved, there were still some substantial bumps in the road.
Brock Lesnar Threw Universal Championship At Vince McMahon
At WrestleMania 34, Brock Lesnar successfully defended his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. Lesnar’s popularity had been on the decline with a section of WWE’s fanbase due to his very much part-time schedule despite being champion.
The match was also the 14th and final match on a huge WrestleMania card, leading to fans being thoroughly worn out by the time the main event made it to the ring. As a result of all of things these, fans quickly turned on the match, chanting “boring” and “this is awful.” In the end it was Lesnar who scored the win, despite Reigns being a heavy favourite. Once backstage Lesnar was incensed and threw the Universal Championship at Vince McMahon.
The whole incident was picked up by cameras for a WWE 24 Special on the event.
The friendship between the pair continued despite the incident, with Brock Lesnar walking out of the episode of SmackDown which immediately followed Vince McMahon retiring as WWE Chairman. Although he did leave the arena, The Beast returned to feature in the main event segment.