Jeff Jarrett Thinks Vince McMahon Had A Plan In “Loaning Out” Brock Lesnar
Jeff Jarrett has discussed his admiration of Brock Lesnar and why he thinks Vince McMahon knew what he was doing when Lesnar pursued MMA glory.
Brock Lesnar became a wrestling sensation in 2002 when he captured the WWE Championship just four months after his on-screen debut. He went on to headline WrestleMania 19 but by the time WrestleMania 20 came around in 2004, Lesnar was on his way to pursuing his NFL dreams.
That didn’t work out and Brock Lesnar eventually found another home in the UFC where he quickly became UFC Heavyweight Champion of the World. Eventually, in 2012, WWE came calling for The Beast Incarnate once again, and over a decade later, Lesnar is still there.
Speaking on his My World podcast – courtesy of AdFreeShows – Jeff Jarrett has explained why he thinks people still don’t truly appreciate the achievements and skills of Brock Lesnar:
“I think in today’s social media digital world, and all the water under the bridge under Brock, good or bad, I think it’s gonna take a little time for people to really digest how unique of an athlete, performer, MMA fighter, professional wrestler, [and] human being Brock is.”
“He had started, of course amateur wrestling, but started in professional wrestling and then got out of it and had his MMA run. Then he’s come back, and his matches are not anything like you see. But there’s a boatload of psychology behind it. Shout-out to Paul Heyman. There’s just a really good feel about it.”
Jeff Jarrett then suggested that Brock Lesnar’s sojourns into other fields might well have been part of a masterplan by Vince McMahon:
“I always looked at Brock, when he was in MMA, Vince is loaning him out, but what is Vince really doing? He’s just doing some character development over at this other brand because I’m gonna get him back [laughs]. I really always looked at their relationship, that Vince just said, ‘Yeah, Brock, go make your money and develop your character a little bit more, but not on my dime.'”
Brock Lesnar looks to have his sights set on a rubber match with Bobby Lashley at Elimination Chamber with both men holding one singles victory over the other.