WWE Champion Brock Lesnar has discussed his ill-fated WrestleMania Shooting Star Press against Kurt Angle and says it was a foolish thing to do.
At WrestleMania 19 Brock Lesnar headlined his first WrestleMania as he captured the WWE Championship in an instant classic with Kurt Angle.
As the match reached its crescendo, Brock Lesnar did something that fans that had watched him on WWE television hadn’t seen him do before. Lesnar headed to the top rope and launched off with an attempted Shooting Star Press but famously landed a little short of Angle and a lot on his own head.
Speaking on The Michael Kay Show, Brock Lesnar discussed the famous move and says he should never have done it:
“That was foolish on my behalf. You get people, producers, and people higher up in the company; they always want this WrestleMania moment, which would be fantastic. So I would practice it the night before. I was doing it in OVW when I was being trained. I’m 310 pounds, 6’3″, doing a front backflip off the top, hitting guys, and winning matches. Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig, bless his soul; you don’t need to do that. Stop doing that.”
“Thankfully, I didn’t break my neck or anything. I shouldn’t have done it. I finished the match, had a concussion. Thankfully, that was the worst of it. Kurt helped me through and was talking to me. He should have rolled me over and pinned me, went off script.”
Brock Lesnar is unlikely to repeat his mistake when he takes to the WrestleMania 38 main event once again where he faces Roman Reigns in a title unification match with both the WWE and Universal Titles on the line.