5 bizarre backstage stories about Brock Lesnar that fans need to know about
Who is Brock Lesnar?
To some, he is an unstoppable force that has taken the WWE by storm. To others, however, he is one of the worst things to ever happen to the company who he has held hostage on more than one occasion. Either way, he is a polarizing character with quite a few interesting stories behind him.
Hyperbole and negative fan opinions aside, here are five bizarre backstage stories about Brock Lesnar that fans need to know about. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to tell us which story is your favorite!
#5 Fight on an airplane
The plane ride from hell!
That ridiculously bizarre moment when a group of WWE Superstars were flying home from the 2002 Insurrection PPV and decided to have some fun. Of course, the open bar that Vince McMahon paid for probably had a lot to do with how things panned out, but one could imagine it also had to do with the fact that it was a long flight.
One specific story that keeps getting floated around from time to time is the amateur wrestling match between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Henning. Now the story goes that Henning got a little drunk before the plane took off and eventually went up to challenge Lesnar to a match.
Interestingly enough, some also claim that Lesnar was originally going to back down from the fight, but didn't want to because it might make him look like a coward. With that being said, the two soon locked up and Lesnar managed to take down Henning on more than one occasion.
The two then started to make their way towards the emergency exit of the plane, which had some worried that they would somehow manage to open it, but Paul Heyman and Finlay somehow got them apart.
While the situation was no doubt a dangerous one and probably only acted as lighter fluid for the fire that was the overall situation, it still would have been cool to have video footage of it all unfolding.