Brock Lesnar is no stranger to a dominant win in WWE but now a former star of the company has revealed one of those wins broke a lot of hearts.
Brock Lesnar is a seven-time WWE Champion, winning the first of those titles with a huge win over The Rock at SummerSlam 2002 – just four months after he made his debut on WWE television.
Over the years, Lesnar built his reputation as a superstar both in the wrestling ring and in the UFC Octagon, dominating both sports. However, the fifth WWE Title win of Brock Lesnar’s career left a lot of fans cold.
That win took place on SmackDown’s debut on FOX in October 2019 and saw The Beast Incarnate defeat popular champion Kofi Kingston in just seven seconds for the gold.
Speaking on his FTR podcast, Dax Harwood explained that he apologised to Kofi Kingston over his title loss and says it broke the hearts of all the WWE Superstars:
“I was very, very upset. I remember that I texted Kofi. Actually, it was a group text with the three of them, The New Day, and myself and Dan. I apologized to him and said, ‘I’m so sorry this happened to you, man. We’re so upset. I can’t believe this is for real, not because of obviously anything with Brock, but how much he had worked and how hard he had worked to get to this point.”
“Dude, especially when we were working with him, with Randy, I saw him outside of Vince’s office or go into Vince’s office every single week to try to make things better, to try to make his championship run better. He worked so hard to be a great champion. I think a lot of people, you know, maybe they think ‘Oh, man, his championship run wasn’t successful’ because, you know, whatever.”
“It wasn’t for lack of trying because I saw him every week, man, try his damnedest to make something of nothing and it broke all of our hearts, you know, the whole locker room. It broke all of our hearts that that’s where the championship was being taken because, not anything to do with Brock, but because Kofi had worked so hard, and seeing someone work so hard for so long, to get this opportunity taken away from him.”
Dax Harwood also discussed the unusual antics of Paul Heyman who apparently pretended to have a full-blown conversation with Vince McMahon.
h/t Ringside News