Former WWE Superstar Shannon Moore has recalled his time working with a young Brock Lesnar, describing it as the “roughest couple of months of his life.”
Shannon Moore first rose to prominence in WCW in 1999, where he appeared alongside Shane Helms and Evan Karagias in 3 Count. The Trio appeared as parody of the likes of boybands the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync who were hugely popular at the time.
During this period Moore won the WCW Hardcore Championship, before signing with WWE after WCW folded in 2001. After a short stint in developmental, Moore arrived on the main roster in 2002 teaming with Matt Hardy. The pair were broken up later in 2003, with Moore being punished in storyline for Hardy moving to Raw. This saw the former “Mattitude Follower” destroyed by much bigger opponents including Brock Lesnar.
Reflecting on his time in the ring with Lesnar during K & S WrestleFest’s virtual signing, Shannon Moore said that despite Brock Lesnar being tough, he has a lot of respect for the former Universal Champion.
“It was great. [Brock] Lesnar, he’s a beast man. It was the roughest couple of months of my life working with him. He about killed me, but you know, whenever you’re wrestling a 300-pound mad man and whenever his adrenaline gets going, it’s a — you’re fighting for your life. So, but dude, I have so much respect for him and it was a great time. It was a good program to have and to be able to look back and have those memories working with Brock.”
Moore was eventually released by WWE in July 2005 moving to IMPACT Wrestling, then known as TNA later that year. After a short spell with TNA, Moore returned to WWE in 2006, remining with the company until August 2008.
Brock Lesnar made his most recent return to WWE at SummerSlam before squaring off against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel. Reigns overcame Lesnar at the event with the help of The Usos, something that didn’t sit well with the challenger. The following night on SmackDown, Lesnar attacked everything he could get his hands on, including WWE official Adam Pearce.
As a result, Lesnar was suspended indefinitely and fined a total of $1 million.
H/t to POST Wrestling for the transcription.