Brock Lesnar has occasionally opened up about his life outside of the sports and entertainment worlds in media interviews. However, for the most part, his on-screen WWE character has never been a man of many words.
When Brock Lesnar debuted on WWE’s main roster in March 2002, he had the perfect mouthpiece, Paul Heyman, alongside him. Heyman betrayed The Next Big Thing in November 2002, forcing him to go it alone and cut more promos by himself.
Brock Lesnar left WWE in March 2004 before returning in April 2012. Upon his return, the former UFC star was not joined by Heyman. That meant he had to take part in promo segments in the build-up to his comeback match against John Cena at WWE Extreme Rules 2012.
Shortly after that match, Heyman returned to WWE and aligned with Brock Lesnar. As The Beast’s advocate, the former ECW owner spoke on his behalf in almost every interview and promo for the next eight years.
On rare occasions, Brock Lesnar has chimed in with an unexpected comment during one of his segments. The delivery of his lines are often comical and, at times, surprisingly entertaining.
In this article, let’s count down five of the top Brock Lesnar quotes from his time in WWE.
#5 Brock Lesnar admits he does not watch WWE
Brock Lesnar has made it perfectly clear that he is not as passionate as other WWE Superstars about the sports entertainment business. He even said on The Stone Cold Podcast in 2015 that WWE is a job where he “clocks in and clocks out”.
On the July 30, 2018 episode of RAW, Brock Lesnar’s lack of interest in WWE was even mentioned on television. His SummerSlam opponent, Roman Reigns, cut a promo about him earlier in the show. Paul Heyman found The Beast backstage and asked him if he had seen what Reigns said.
In typical Brock Lesnar fashion, he could not care less about what Heyman or Reigns had to say. He put down his magazine, The Backwoodsman, and told his advocate that he does not watch WWE.
“Obviously I didn’t, Paul. I don’t watch the show, Paul. Why would I watch the show?”
A flustered Heyman urged Brock Lesnar to watch the footage, so he tried to play a video of Reigns’ comment on his phone. Lesnar, once again, was completely disinterested. He smashed Heyman’s phone against a wall and sat back down to read his magazine.
#4 Brock Lesnar tells Paul Heyman to 'say something stupid'
Brock Lesnar defeated CM Punk at WWE SummerSlam 2013 in a match billed as “The Best versus The Beast”.
On the August 5, 2013 episode of RAW, Punk’s match against Curtis Axel ended in a no contest after Paul Heyman got involved. Brock Lesnar made his way to the ring and attacked his SummerSlam opponent with a steel chair.
Heyman, who represented both Brock Lesnar and Axel at the time, appeared backstage in an interview segment with his clients after the match. On this occasion, it was The Beast who started the interview instead of his advocate.
“That’s the best? Of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best… that this world has to offer? I’m THE BEAST, and the best… in the world.”
Brock Lesnar showed a very serious side to his menacing WWE persona at the start of the interview. Then, out of nowhere, he hit this famous line:
“Paul, say something stupid.”
Lots of laughter could be heard (0:33 in the video above) from the WWE fans in attendance that night. Heyman then went on to cut a promo for the next minute of the interview.
#3 Brock Lesnar vows to kill The Undertaker
If Drew Gulak vowed to kill Akira Tozawa, the threat would probably be part of a comedy segment and it would not be taken seriously. Brock Lesnar, on the other hand, is arguably the most believable Superstar in WWE history. When he says something, there is no reason to doubt the man.
On the July 20, 2015 episode of WWE RAW, The Undertaker suddenly appeared during a Paul Heyman in-ring promo. Seconds later, Brock Lesnar’s music hit and he sprinted down to the ring to confront his rival.
Triple H walked out onto the stage area and ordered WWE’s security team to separate the two men. When they were unable to do so, dozens of male WWE Superstars rushed to the ring to keep Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker away from each other.
As the fight continued out of the ring and up the ramp, Brock Lesnar shouted a very non-PG threat in the direction of The Deadman:
“I will kill you!”
The Undertaker was being held back by Brad Maddox, The Ascension’s Konnor, Los Matadores, and Curtis Axel, among other people. He instantly hit back with a great quote of his own:
“You’re gonna have to!”
This moment (04:20 in the video above) was replayed by WWE multiple times in the build-up to Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at SummerSlam 2015. Lots of WWE pull-aparts have taken place in recent years, but this one was something special.
#2 Brock Lesnar vows to leave John Cena in a pile of blood, urine, and vomit
The WWE Network launched in the United States in February 2014. After initially promoting The Monday Night Wars series, WWE began focusing on current-day Superstars including Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and The Shield ahead of SummerSlam.
A show hyping John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar, Cena - Brock: Prelude to the Biggest Fight, aired on August 11, 2014. It featured footage of their WWE Extreme Rules 2012 match, as well as interviews with both Superstars.
It should be noted that, unlike recent WWE Network shows like WWE Chronicle and WWE 24, these interviews were 100 percent in-character.
The closing line went to Brock Lesnar, who bizarrely stated that Cena was going to end up in a pile of blood, urine, and vomit.
“I’m looking to win this match at SummerSlam, but I’m looking to hurt John Cena. I’m gonna rip John Cena apart at SummerSlam. I’m gonna leave him in a pile of blood and urine and vomit… of his own.”
The way Brock Lesnar delivered the line was unintentionally comical. The ellipses in the quote above hardly do the promo justice. Lesnar paused for three whole seconds before he raised his eyebrows and hit the “…of his own” line.
WWE played that part of the promo in a video package before Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam (05:33 in the video above). However, for some reason, the “…of his own” line was removed.
#1 Brock Lesnar does not care about Heath Slater’s kids
One month after facing Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar appeared on WWE RAW to promote his WWE SummerSlam 2016 match against Randy Orton.
WWE underwent a lot of on-screen changes during that period of time. The 2016 WWE Draft meant every active Superstar was assigned to RAW or SmackDown, with the only exception being Heath Slater.
Unlike Brock Lesnar, who moved to RAW as the No. 8 pick, the former 3MB member was not selected by RAW or SmackDown. This set up a storyline which saw Slater appear on both shows in an attempt to earn himself a WWE contract.
On the August 15, 2016 episode of RAW, Slater revealed that he had been granted an opportunity to become a member of the RAW roster. All he had to do was defeat the one and only Brock Lesnar.
Slater even took the bold approach of interrupting an in-ring promo involving Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. He explained that he needed a job in WWE because he has kids who depend on him.
It looked as though Slater’s plea had earned him sympathy from Brock Lesnar, who replied:
“Woah, woah, woah. I got kids too, man. Come on in here. I feel you. Let’s talk about your kids.”
Slater then stepped through the ropes and stood face-to-face with Brock Lesnar. However, The Beast’s next line is probably not what he hoped for:
“I don’t give a s*** about your kids. You got two choices right here. One, you walk out here on your own two feet. Two, you can stand there and keep p***ing me off.”
After choosing option two, Brock Lesnar took Slater to Suplex City before hitting him with an F-5.