WWE Champion Brock Lesnar had a successful career throughout his run in the company. He is now synonymous with always being at the top, but things weren’t always like that for Lesnar.

As you may know, Lesnar started on a remote farm in Webster, South Dakota, and didn’t even have a TV growing up. Eventually, when Vince McMahon signed him, Lesnar went on to earn a much larger name for himself.

For someone who makes massive amounts as Lesnar, you’d think things were always smooth for him. Lesnar revealed on The Pat McAfee Show how he almost went bankrupt in the beginning of his WWE run.

“I don’t have to do this. Okay? I’ve been really wise and I’m not here, I’m doing it because I want to. And I’m not gloating, I just, I’ve been really good with money. Yeah, so it hasn’t always been that way though. I learned from a lot of people. I was almost bankrupt my first run, you know?”

“I just signed a big deal with Vince. I mean a big deal. Back then, 20 years ago was a lot of guaranteed money. And so then I’m like, six months later I’m like, ‘yeah, go screw yourself, Vince’. He was a little chapped. I get it now. Made an investment here. So, but I had to do that and he understood that. I had to leave. I had to go out and, I wasn’t done yet. You know, if I wouldn’t have left I wouldn’t have been, you know, in the UFC and all that stuff. When I made my name, I paved my own road. You know, so, came back and established, this is what I want, this is how I’m gonna do it, and I’m very fortunate.”

Brock Lesnar’s run in WWE hit a speed bump when he left the company following WrestleMania 20. Lesnar is referring to this time in his life. However, after his exit, Vince eventually got him back. It seems Lesnar’s issue was to make something of himself without being under Vince.

“I just signed a big deal with Vince. I mean a big deal. Back then, 20 years ago was a lot of guaranteed money. And so then I’m like, six months later I’m like, ‘yeah, go screw yourself, Vince’. He was a little chapped. I get it now. Made an investment here. So, but I had to do that and he understood that. I had to leave. I had to go out and, I wasn’t done yet. You know, if I wouldn’t have left I wouldn’t have been, you know, in the UFC and all that stuff. When I made my name, I paved my own road. You know, so, came back and established, this is what I want, this is how I’m gonna do it, and I’m very fortunate.”

Brock Lesnar is heading to WrestleMania 38 after winning the WWE title match at Elimination Chamber. He is set to face Roman Reigns in a champion vs. champion match-up.

Check out the full interview with Brock Lesnar below.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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