Yahoo! Sports has a new article up regarding Brock Lesnar‘s return to WWE. The article goes into detail about Lesnar’s initial departure from WWE in 2004, as well as his return negotiations. In the following excerpt, Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) explains the process behind Lesnar’s WWE return:
“Brock reached out to us when his UFC contract was done and I think he was just sticking his toe in the water to see if there was any interest,” Paul Levesque (aka Triple H), WWE executive vice president, talent and live events, told Y! Sports prior to SummerSlam. “We spoke and the rest is history.” There was a time where WWE fans thought they would never see Lesnar back with the company. “There had been some animosity a little bit in some ways between Brock and the WWE at various points, “ Levesque said. “Some of that was real, some of that was media.”
Rey Mysterio gave his thoughts on Lesnar’s initial WWE departure as well:
“We were kind of disappointed when he left and just didn’t know what was going to happen with him trying out for the NFL and then shocking the world with the UFC,” fellow WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio told Y! Sports. “Overall, he did what he wanted to do and you can’t take that away from any man or human being who wants to accomplish something or prove themselves in a certain sport.”
Click here to read the full article.
Thanks to Wrestling News World readers Dave L & Jake for sending in the article.