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5 times Brock Lesnar has been filmed breaking character

You can love him or hate him but when it's all said and done, Brock Lesnar will definitely go down in history as one of the most iconic wrestlers to have stepped foot in the pro wrestling industry.

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Despite currently being a free agent, The Beast Incarnate is one of the most talked-about pro wrestlers on Earth. One can only wonder what the future has in store for the multi-time WWE World Champion.

The Next Big Thing first hit our television screens back in 2002. Over the last 18 years, Brock Lesnar has transitioned himself into The Beast Incarnate. Lesnar's first run with WWE saw him establish his rightful place as one of the breakout stars of that generation.

However, it was his run with the UFC that transformed Brock Lesnar into the big-money Superstar he is today.

On the back of his historic UFC Heavyweight Title reign, Brock Lesnar made his WWE return in 2012 and since then, he has recorded several unforgettable moments on WWE TV.

Over these last eight years, The Beast Incarnate has squashed some of the favorite WWE Superstars, broken The Undertaker's streak and at times, has gone off-character.

It's not every day that one gets to see someone as intimidating as Brock Lesnar show signs of emotion on or off-screen, but when he does, it sure causes a lot of buzz.

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In this article, we will be taking a look back at five moments when Brock Lesnar was filmed while off-character. It's certainly something that the WWE Universe doesn't get to see every week.


#5 Brock Lesnar shakes hands at ringside on RAW

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Brock Lesnar offering a handshake

For someone as intimidating as Brock Lesnar, it is pretty understandable that The Beast Incarnate doesn't do high-fives and is a man of firm handshakes. In the build-up to Survivor Series 2017, Lesnar was on course for a singles match against AJ Styles in a champion vs. champion match.

Following Heyman's intense promo on Monday Night RAW, him and Brock Lesnar were on their way out when the latter decided to shake hands with a few young fans sitting in the front row.

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Given the nature of Brock Lesnar's character, one definitely wouldn't expect him to shake hands or greet with the WWE Universe, but there he was. It was surely one of the rarest Lesnar moments in WWE.

#4 Brock Lesnar dines with other big WWE names in Saudi Arabia

Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and Kurt Angle

Prior to the Greatest Royal Rumble event in 2018, one of the biggest stories that had the entire wrestling world talking was a special dinner. It involved the likes of Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and Kurt Angle, among other notable WWE names.

Comprising of some of the biggest legends in WWE history, the exclusive Saudi Arabia dinner definitely felt special. The likes of Vince McMahon, along with present-day WWE Superstars such as Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Randy Orton, also made their presence known at the dinner table.

In the video below, Brock Lesnar can be seen having a nice little gossip with one on his biggest on-screen rivals in form of The Undertaker, as they're sitting alongside WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Kurt Angle.

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The likes of The Great Khali and Mark Henry are also right next to them, enjoying a fine dine in Saudi Arabia.

As some would recall, the Greatest Royal Rumble event featured Brock Lesnar in a Steel Cage match against Roman Reigns. Whereas, The Undertaker, Braun Strowman and Rusev were also a part of the show.

#3 Brock Lesnar dances to MVP's theme in the Royal Rumble match

Brock Lesnar dances to MVP's theme

It is not every day that one gets a rare sighting of Brock Lesnar dancing on WWE TV. Well, that's unless Lesnar decides to enjoy a live mariachi performance or goes full boombox mode with a Money in the Bank briefcase.

But, as a matter of fact, it was earlier this year at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view where the WWE Universe caught a rare, but entertaining segment featuring Brock Lesnar dancing to the returning MVP's theme music.

The 2020 Royal Rumble match was the first time in 10 years that MVP had made his return to in-ring competition in WWE. To welcome him back to the company, a pumped-up Brock Lesnar, who was man-handling Superstars left, right and center, was waiting in the ring.

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While it might feel that MVP's time in the Rumble match was shorter than Brock Lesnar dancing to his theme, it sure did feel amusing to see The Beast Incarnate break character for a few seconds. Small moments as such are what makes Brock Lesnar such a special athlete.

#2 Brock Lesnar laughs at R-Truth's antics on RAW

R-Truth with Brock Lesnar

There is no doubt that R-Truth is quite possibly the most humorous WWE Superstar there is today. The 24/7 Champion has successfully made the WWE Universe laugh with his jokes and funny segments. Back in January, he did the unthinkable and got a pop out of Brock Lesnar on WWE TV.

Much to everyone's surprise, in a recent interview, Truth himself revealed the big secret behind the segment. He claimed that there was seemingly a bet to make Brock Lesnar laugh in the ring. While Truth was initially intimidated, he was successful in making The Beast Incarnate laugh.

Lesnar himself was also happy with the segment and told R-Truth that they needed to do a backstage segment together in WWE.

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"He said ‘Truth, you’re a funny a guy and we have a bet that you won’t be able to make Brock laugh. I think you can, but they don’t think you can. So just wing it, we’re just going to wing it out there. I said ‘Paul, come on,’ and he said ‘The only thing you’ve got to say is you’re going to throw him over the top rope, we’re going to wing it out there, you’re going to make Brock laugh.’ Once Brock came in I’m like… ‘Damn, I think we should tell Brock what we’re going to say, you know [laughs]. It’s Brock Lesnar! Let’s tell Brock. I don’t want him to be surprised!’ But Paul [Heyman] was like ‘This is going to be great.’"

#1 Brock Lesnar greets The Undertaker backstage and watch his WrestleMania match with John Cena

Brock Lesnar backstage with The Undertaker
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WrestleMania 30 will probably go down in history as the show where The Undertaker's historic streak finally came to an end at the hands of Brock Lesnar. The Beast Incarnate and The Phenom go a long way back and are arguably part of one of the most iconic rivals in WWE history.

However, among all the on-screen anmosity with each other, Lesnar and Undertaker come across as great friends and more importantly, two elite athletes who have immense respect towards each other. One of the prime examples being the Saudi Arabia dinner that was mentioned in one of the earlier slides.

However, following Brock Lesnar's historic win at WrestleMania 30, the former WWE Champion was also visibly disappointed after breaking the streak. Now, not only did backstage footage reveal Lesnar's raw emotion afterwards, but at WrestleMania 31, he was also seen greeting The Undertaker.

In what remains to be one of the most iconic pieces of backstage footage ever, Brock Lesnar can be seen greeting The Undertaker before the latter's match against Bray Wyatt. Lesnar himself was later watching, while sitting alongside John Cena.

Check out the incredible clip for yourself:

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