The WWE Universal Champion is not your average WWE Superstar. He isn’t just another talent on WWE’s payroll either. He probably has his own rulebook that even he fails to abide by from time to time. And nobody, not even Vince McMahon, it seems, can assuredly have his way over the former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Now, this shouldn’t be construed as a statement to undermine the talent and value of Lesnar, no; the Beast Incarnate is one heck of an athlete who has the quintessential ‘IT’ factor. Lesnar’s bulldozing persona has only been enhanced by the wizardry of Paul Heyman on the microphone.
Additionally, the monster booking afforded to him by the WWE Creative rounds up a character that has an accentuated sense of realism about it in the carefully scripted realm of the WWE.
Lesnar, though, is his own master and has often broken the code by going off script on numerous occasions. The off-script moments in this list can only be expected from Lesnar, and unsurprisingly enough, is perhaps the only superstar who would get away with it without any repercussions…
#1 Lesnar doesn’t care for the kids
It was the August 15th, 2016 episode of Raw and Heyman was in the middle of the ring with his esteemed client to send a message to Randy Orton prior to the now infamously bloody SummerSlam match.
Lo and Behold, the hottest free agent in sports entertainment at the time, Heath Slater came out to the surprise of the fans at Corpus Christi. He begged for a chance to face Lesnar, as a win would have given him a spot on the Raw roster.
Heyman no-sold and commanded the cameraman to ignore the former 3MB member. Triggered! Slater snapped and said that he needed this match as he had two kids to feed.
Lesnar snatched the microphone off Heyman’s hand. If history was anything to go by, moments when Lesnar took the mic in his hand always ended up being hilariously good! He initially sympathized before declaring that ‘he didn’t give a s*** about Slater’s kids.”
As revealed by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter after the show, the aforementioned line was not part of the script handed down to the Beast.
Brad Maddox would have been biting his tongue watching this somewhere as he was fired for saying "cocky pricks" during a promo. The funny thing is that it was a dark segment for a SmackDown taping.
You get the bail if you push the ticket sales!
As for Slater, he has unfortunately built a legacy for himself by being cannon fodder to some of the top talents in the industry.