Anyone who has heard of professional wrestling has heard of Brock Lesnar. He’s one of the greatest wrestlers ever. However, the Beast did take time off from wrestling to pursue a mixed martial arts career with the UFC. He was even a two-time heavyweight champion there. Everyone knows about Brock’s wrestling career. However, not many people will know about these ten things Brock Lesnar did outside of wrestling.
You would think that wrestling would be Brock Lesnar’s favorite sport. Even before the WWE, Lesnar used to wrestle in high school and at the University of Minnesota. However, believe it or not, Lesnar’s favorite sport is ice hockey. He’s a big supporter of the Winnipeg Jets. The Beast Incarnate is often watching and supporting his favorite ice hockey outfit in his free time. He even went backstage during one of their games. However, he made a big mistake when he ended up walking over the team’s logo on the dressing room floor. This is a big no-no in the world of ice hockey. However, it’s doubtful that anyone told off Brock for doing that.
Very few people know that Lesnar joined the National Guard at the age of seventeen. Even at that age, Lesnar was a very physically imposing figure. His physique made him a perfect fit for the military. However, he left shortly after joining so that he could continue his wrestling career. Some of Lesnar’s defensive skills probably came from his time in the National Guard. He wanted to be a part of the soldiers fighting on the front lines. However, his color-blindness didn’t allow him to do this since soldiers with such an impairment can’t be on the front lines.
It’s common knowledge that a WWE superstar’s schedule is very hectic. You have to travel all the time, and you’re away from your family and loved ones for most of the year. This can take a toll on most people. It’s not easy to be on the road the whole year, especially on holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. However, Brock Lesnar became addicted to alcohol and drugs. He abused these substances to cope with the schedule. One of the reasons he left the WWE after his first run was because of his schedule. The story has a happy ending. Brock overcame his addictions shortly after leaving the company and has since stepped away from the spotlight.