One of the biggest names on the WWE roster – Brock Lesnar – has fans clamoring for more.
The former American football defensive tackle and professional MMA fighter put in an appearance at Beast in the East July 5 and decimated Kofi Kingston, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Brock Lesnar is by far one of the biggest assets the WWE has, and while the company would no doubt do just fine without him, there is no question as to the numbers the man draws.
With a mantra like “Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat,” posted on his Twitter feed, it’s small wonder that Brock Lesnar has a significant legion of fans. He was UFC heavyweight champion and is vying to get the WWE championship belt back around his waist at Battleground, set to rock the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri July 19. There were plenty of fans who got up at 5:30 a.m. ET to watch Brock Lesnar take on Kofi Kingston in addition to the other matches on the Beast in the East card, so those looking for events like it will likely not need to wait too long; PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson reported that “WWE was very happy with the streaming numbers” so that makes it likely the fans can look forward to events like that in the future.
Brock Lesnar, though, is chomping at the bit. He is eager to take on Seth Rollins, the current WWE heavyweight champ, and regain his title. He has a limited schedule this year, due in part to what pundits have deemed a “steep per-date appearance rate,” though the agreement he has with WWE says that the organization can add dates for Monday night RAW and other pay-per-view dates as required.
It would also seem that with the looming Battleground, Brock Lesnar may have gone a little too into Beast mode. The wrestler reportedly hit a fan with a piece of a car door on Monday night Raw July 6, a move which has gained Brock Lesnar fans and lost them.
— Adam Daley (@AdamDaley13) July 7, 2015
— Adam Lucidi (@adamlucidi) July 7, 2015
Brock Lesnar just threw a car door 40 yards into the crowd and a fan caught it. This is why I watch wrestling.
— Joe Krukowski (@KruKru14) July 7, 2015
There is no word as to the condition of the audience member that was hit by the piece of car door that Brock Lesnar had ripped off the J&J Security vehicle with the help of an axe. It is clear, though, that Brock Lesnar needs to exercise more caution when unleashing his inner Beast in front of a crowd.
— Cageside Seats (@cagesideseats) July 7, 2015
WWE Universe took a lighter view of the incident, though this seems to have been filmed just prior to the door flying into the crowd.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 7, 2015
According to those who filmed the incident where the car door flew into the audience, the door hit a person being termed as “a kid.” Brock Lesnar has issued no statement regarding the incident, and his fans are even more eager to see him perform on a new Battleground.
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