Brock Lesnar is not one of those Superstars that one would want to be friends with. The way he carries himself around, both inside and outside the squared circle, is intimidating and it is easy to come up with the conclusion that he is a hard nut to crack.
To an extent, this conclusion is true as well. While Lesnar is known to be a family guy who loves his wife and children, the social life of Lesnar outside his family is often a big mystery to many wrestling fans. For someone who simply clocks in and clocks out, he is not known to have many friends but at the same time, there are certain Superstars from the wrestling business that are close to the Beast and in this list, we are going to take a look at them.
Goldberg and Brock Lesnar have been fierce rivals in the ring, but not many know that these two are great friends in real life. Goldberg and Lesnar had worked together back in WrestleMania 20 and it was a forgettable outing. However, their personal relationship was a strong one and Goldberg even said that he would be in Lesnar’s corner no matter what Lesnar decides to do.
“Whatever Brock wants to do, I’m in his corner. He’s a good buddy of mine and we talk frequently. I just hope at the end of the day whatever he chooses his health is on a positive note. We all know he’s had some issues over the past number of years,” Goldberg said during an interview.
The relationship between these two is evident from this and Lesnar has admitted the same as well.
Goldberg and Brock Lesnar are pretty close in real life, so much so that when Lesnar faced Goldberg at Survivor Series 2016, The Beast Incarnate was happy to be squashed so that it becomes a major payday for WWE.
#2 Paul Heyman
We are going to start with the most obvious Superstar, Paul Heyman. Heyman is the on-screen advocate of Brock Lesnar and a major portion of Lesnar’s success is due to Heyman. The relationship between Heyman and Lesnar dates back to the OVW days of the Beast.
It was Heyman that recommended Lesnar to Vince McMahon and when Vince allowed Lesnar on the main roster, Heyman took up the on-screen manager role for the youngster. According to the rumors, bringing in Paul Heyman was one of the conditions that Lesnar kept before returning to WWE in 2012 and this shows how deep their relationship is. And if this was not enough, Heyman is the Godfather of Lesnar’s two kids.
#3 Steve Austin
With all the controversy surrounding Stone Cold Steve Austin’s refusal to job for Brock Lesnar, one would assume that Austin and Lesnar have a hard time getting together. However, that is not the case. Austin and Lesnar have always been friends, according to Austin and he even went on to say that he regretted not losing to Lesnar when he was offered the shot.
“Me and the guy [Lesnar] are friends! We’ve always been friends!,” Austin said during an interview.
Austin is also vocal about the respect that he projects for the Beast as he loves the way Lesnar does his job by clocking in and clocking out.
#4 Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle is not a name that many would expect on this list. But the truth is, Angle and Lesnar bonded during the program that they had ahead of WrestleMania 19. There was some friction between these two but it was apparently short-lived.
Lesnar and Angle became close friends afterwards, and during an interview, Angle went on to say that Brock Lesnar is one of his best friends in the wrestling business with the other being Big Show. As they say, if you have an epic encounter with an opponent between the ropes, you are bound to develop a bond for a lifetime and Angle – Lesnar relationship might be the proof for this.
#5 Shelton Benjamin
The relationship between Shelton Benjamin and Brock Lesnar dates back to their college days. In fact, for a short time period, Benjamin even went on to coach Lesnar in amateur wrestling. The former Golden Gophers were roommates and started off their professional wrestling career as tag team partners.
They went on to excel in the OVW class, which also had Randy Orton and John Cena until Paul Heyman decided to help Lesnar get into the main roster. And just like Heyman, Shelton Benjamin was also handpicked by Lesnar to be the Godfather of his children. Benjamin is the Godfather of Lesnar’s two oldest kids when Heyman is the Godfather of his two younger ones.Published 02 Sep 2016, 14:48 IST