According to former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson, Brock Lesnar once turned a joint training camp involving the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs into Suplex City.
Lesnar put his WWE career on hold in 2004 to test his hand at professional football. It ultimately didn’t work out, as the Vikings released Lesnar that year without him ever appearing in a regular-season game. But apparently, The Beast Incarnate left quite an impression on Burleson, who revealed an interesting story about Lesnar last season on the NFL Network.
“He came out and somebody cheap-shotted (quarterback) Daunte Culpepper late. And Brock was like, ‘Who did it?,’ ” Burleson said when asked the nastiest thing he ever saw at NFL training camp. “The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. Different type of nasty, but he picked up a grown man after the play.
“It was a Royal Rumble: Minnesota versus Kansas City … That was a nasty suplex on the football field.”
Lesnar, a former WWE world heavyweight champion and UFC heavyweight champion, might not be the “modern day Bo Jackson” like he claimed leading up to his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt. But he’s definitely one of the baddest dudes on the planet regardless of the setting.