Brock Lesnar remains one of the most dominant WWE Superstars to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle.

Lesnar had a great time during his first run in WWE but would eventually leave the company in 2004. It seems there is more to his departure than initially thought.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross talked about what led to Lesnar leaving WWE in 2004.

Jim Ross said that Brock Lesnar was burned out. He added that Brock Lesnar received ‘bad advice’ from his peers that led to him quitting WWE.


“Well, he was burned out. He was getting bad advice from some of his peers, I believe, and he had this dream of playing in the National Football League, and apparently, he had that dream for many, many years.”

Jim Ross then said that Curt Hennig and Kurt Angle might have been responsible for misguiding Brock Lesnar by misinforming Lesnar as a rib.

“Well, I would say the Minnesota contingent. Maybe Perfect (Curt Hennig), maybe Kurt (Angle). He (Angle) knew that he could get you. And to see somebody rolled up in anxiety and angst, thanks to your prodding and your subtle positioning, was a rib. And some guys fell for it. Hey, I’ve had guys come to me and say, you know when WrestleMania comes in and say, ‘I’m not happy with my payoff.’ Same story. ‘Based on what? Tell me what you’re basing your unhappiness over?’ ‘So and so made blank.’ I said, ‘No, they didn’t.’ They said they did. ‘Oh, they said that to you, right?”

Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on WWE television since WrestleMania 36, where he dropped the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre. We will have to see when Brock Lesnar will make his return to the company.

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