For those wondering if we saw ‘Real Brock’ or ‘WWE Brock’ after his win over Frank Mir on Saturday night, here’s pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross with his take:
Lesnar’s post match, unscripted remarks did not completely surpirse me. Those that do not personally know Lesnar as do I need to understand that his level of intensity and fury is scary. Brock has said many things in private conversations that I have been a part of that would make one do a double take. He is an intimidating, emotional jock who has been known for speaking first and thinking later. I don’t think Brock is an inherently evil person whatsoever but his level of competitiveness can be dangerous. It’s like Brock “moonsaulting” at Wrestlemania 19 in Seattle against Kurt Angle when being advised not to prior to the bout. Lesnar was told that men his size don’t do top rope Moonsaults which was the wrong thing to say to the former NCAA All American and National Champion. Lesnar came close to tragically ending his athletic career that night while defying logic and doing what others told him that he could not do.
Lesnar, as I pointed out a couple of days ago, loves to be jeered…the louder the better. Brock takes his game to another level when he knows that it’s him against the world. Former OU and Dallas Cowboys Coach Barry Switzer went into the College Football Hall of Fame and won three National Titles and a Super Bowl with that coaching style, “it’s us against the world and the world wants to see us lose.”
When Lesnar, who detested the travel and emotional demands of WWE’s schedule, was the most “hated villain” on the roster he was at his happiest in sports entertainment.
Plus, let’s not forget that some people genuinely enjoy being a badass bully. Lesnar, in a ring, mat, or octagon, embraces that persona. Brock may say that he did not like school but the South Dakota farm boy is far from being a dumb jock. Lesnar has plenty of common sense and knows, as Eric Bischoff wrote, that controversy does in deed create cash.
Long story short, it seems like Lesnar is just another pro wrestling guy who doesn’t even know himself where Real Brock ends and WWE Brock begins. That being said, he knows he’s fucking awesome at making people hate him and he knows people hating him is fucking awesome for his bottom line.