WWE Superstar and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar once suplexed a Kansas City Chiefs player at Minnesota Vikings training camp in 2004.
Brock Lesnar is a household name. Whether fans know him from his amazing professional wrestling career, battles in ultimate fighting, or a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings, he has become one of the most recognizable figures in sports and entertainment today.
Fresh off the heels of Brock Lesnar beating #8 ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt at UFC 200, former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Nate Burleson recalled a time the massive freak of nature took a play too personally during training camp.
According to an article on ESPN’s website, the Vikings were having a scrimmage with the Kansas City Chiefs when Lesnar noticed a little extracurricular activity going on involving Minnesota’s starting quarterback.
Here is how Burleson recalls the whole thing going down according to an appearance on NFL Network:
"“Somebody cheap-shotted Daunte Culpepper late and Brock was like, ‘Who did it?’ The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. He picked up a grown man after the play. It was a Royal Rumble: Minnesota versus Kansas City. … That was a nasty suplex on the football field.”"
It’s great to see Lesnar wanting to show the opposing team that messing with Culpepper is not acceptable. With joint practices approaching this season for the Vikings against the Cincinnati Bengals, it makes fans wonder just who on the Minnesota roster would step up if someone got a bit rough with Teddy Bridgewater.
Over the years, Lesnar has been known for his powerful takedowns. Today, fans in the WWE chant “Suplex City” for the man they call “The Beast Incarnate” but he also uses those takedowns in the UFC to ground and pound his opponents to a pulp.
Brock Lesnar can be seen at the upcoming WWE event SummerSlam, where he will take on returning superstar Randy Orton. Hopefully, Orton can withstand the insane amount of punishment he will endure when Lesnar inevitably takes him on many trips to “Suplex City” on Sunday, August 27, 2016 on the WWE Network.