Brock Lesnar is the Beast Incarnate in WWE and a force to be reckoned with. He might present a fierce presence in the ring, but he’s not one known to risk it all by breaking the law. That wasn’t the case when he first started his training in OVW.
Brock Lesnar’s career was not without its challenges, particularly when it came to his personal life. Like many athletes, he had a troubled history with the law, which often put his wrestling career at risk.
One of the biggest challenges Brock Lesnar faced was in 2001 when he was arrested for steroid possession while still in WWE’s developmental territory, OVW. This isn’t something that a lot of people talk about, but during Grilling JR, Jim Ross has expanded on the issue of Lesnar possibly using juice in the past.
“What do you want me to say, Conrad? Want me to throw me on the wrestling sword? I don’t know the answer, I’m with you man, but let me tell you something. I saw his pictures, we recruited this kid for two years, man, Jerry Brisco led the way, and I supported him in every way that I could. I made the financial offers, I gave him the numbers he wanted to hear to get him to sign. And as soon as the last day of class, which I doubt he was going to attend anyway, was over at Minnesota, he was on his way to Louisville, where he promptly became the foreman of the ring crew and drove the ring truck, because he knew how to drive a tractor and a truck, he’s worked on a farm. But the point I was going to make was, his dad was a moose.
His dad is a big, rugged, powerful man. I’m talking significant, turn your head in an airport type of guy. Thick, muscular, barrel-chested, hands look like catcher’s mitts. So there is no doubt in my mind this kid’s got great genetics, but because he sometimes got real ripped, you gotta wonder if that was just his diet, can he do that? I can’t do it. I can’t do anything. I can’t walk by the goddamned Milky Way stand without wanting to have a candy bar.”
The charges against Brock Lesnar were eventually dropped after lab tests revealed that the package’s contents were not drugs. Despite the felony accusation being dropped, Lesnar’s legal troubles could have had severe consequences for WWE’s public image had he been charged with illegally possessing steroids. However, Lesnar’s wrestling career was not adversely affected by the incident, and he continued to thrive as one of the WWE’s biggest stars.
We’ll have to see how Brock Lesnar’s road in WWE continues. He is sticking around for a match against Cody Rhodes at Backlash on May 6th, and only time will well where he goes from there. In the meantime, keep it tuned right here with Ringside News for more.
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