Brock Lensar is a very intimidating person, but what is he like in real life? There are rumors that Lesnar likes to keep to himself and he doesn’t talk to anyone. James Ellsworth never had any issues with The Beast Incarnate and can attest that the opposite is actually true.
Lewis Nicholls recently spoke to James Ellsworth when Brock Lesnar came up in the conversation. Ellsworth said that he always shook Lesnar’s hand to greet him in the usual custom. He never had any issues with Lesnar, because if someone doesn’t like him then Ellsworth just leaves them alone.
“Here’s how I handle things, man. I walk up to everybody and say hi. I met Brock Lesnar 6 or 7 times. Said hi to him and shook his hand and looked him in the eye every time. He smiled, looked me in the eye and shook my hand back. He was kind. I had no issues with him whatsoever.”
“I’m a people person. I think everybody’s human — nobody’s above the other. We’re all gonna take the same finish at the end of the day. That’s just how I am. I just treat everybody with respect and if people treat me with respect I respect them back and if they don’t like me then I just kinda walk away and distance myself from the situation.”
“Brock was always cool, man. I said hi to him every time we were on a show together. I did some house shows with him like they would bring him in to do SmackDown house shows. There was one where he wrestled Samoa Joe. There was one where he wrestled Kevin Owens at some of our SmackDown house shows and I seen him at the pay-per-views Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, what have you. I always said hi to him and he always said hi back and I never got any bad feeling or rub from him when I was talking to him.”
The backstage custom of shaking hands has gone away due to COVID-19. Now bumping elbows seems to be the way a lot of people are going. Either way, eye contact and respect is still a part of greeting your co-workers.
James Ellsworth had a lot of experiences in WWE. Some might have been a bit off-putting toward him, but Lesnar never gave Ellsworth any issues.
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