Brock Lesnar proved his Canadian credentials following his WWE Championship victory at Day 1 as he celebrated by hanging out with NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.
While Brock Lesnar was born in Webster, South Dakota, and is well known for competing for the University of Minnesota and becoming an NCAA Division One Heavyweight Champion. But for several years, he made his home in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Lesnar was originally scheduled to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at Day 1 on New Year’s Day. however, hours before the show began, Reigns announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and could not compete at the show.
This led to WWE adding Lesnar to the Fatal Four-Way match for Big E’s WWE Championship, which also included Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley. In the end, Lesnar emerged from the chaotic match with the gold after he landed an F5 on Big E and pinned him for the three-count.
Speaking on his NHL podcast, Spittin’ Chiclets, former NHL star Paul Bissonnette revealed that he and Wayne Gretzky were hanging out in a hotel bar the same night, when ‘The Great One’ saw none other than ‘The Beast Incarnate’ walk into the room.
“One part I forgot to mention about the outdoor game was after we finished the broadcast, we went back to the hotel to grab a little bite to eat and a few pops in the lobby. And all of a sudden this guy, this big massive guy with a cowboy hat walks in.
“I think it was Wayne who recognized him. He goes ‘I think that was Brock Lesnar.’ And he said ‘hello’ and ended up coming to sit down. We spent about two hours with him having drinks and shooting the sh*t.”
Nice surprise in a hotel bar 💪 pic.twitter.com/jzNDB5ZiKN
— Rick Tocchet (@RealRocket22) January 2, 2022
Bissonnette went on to discuss how long Brock Lesnar thinks he can continue to wrestle for after transforming his training regime over a decade ago ago.
“Great guy, very interesting, and he’s still going. He talked about – because I was like ‘how are you not banged up and how are you still wrestling at this age?’ And he said about thirteen years ago he got this trainer and it kind of changed his whole life as far as eating habits and how he trains.”
“I think he said he thinks he can probably wrestle at a high level for three to four years and actually that night, in Atlanta, he won back the belt. So he’s now the defending champion of the WWE.”
Brock Lesnar is currently on a collision course with Bobby Lashley after ‘The All-Mighty’ defeated Big E, Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a Fatal Four-Way match to determine ‘The Conqueror’s first challenger for the WWE Championship
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