Brock Lesnar once suplexed Chiefs player for cheap-shotting Daunte Culpepper
Many years ago, long before he left the WWE to become the UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Brock Lesnar tried to make it as an NFL player. Lesnar famously tried out for the Minnesota Vikings during the preseason in 2004 and was cut before the season began. Though he did not make the team, he left behind quite the imprint.
Former Vikings wide receiver Nate Burleson related a story from training camp on NFL Network’s “Total Access” Monday about the time Lesnar suplexed an opponent for hitting his quarterback late.
“Somebody cheapshotted Daunte Culpepper late. Brock was like, ‘who did it?’,” Burleson recalled. “The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. He picked up a grown man after the play. It was a royal rumble — Minnesota vs. Kansas City in Mankato — during training camp. That was a nasty suplex on the football field.”
Here is video of the incident:
USA Today’s Tom Pelissero tells us that the incident was even more awesome than the video shows:
@LBSports I was there. Video undersells that he popped out of the pile, helmet-less, and strutted around. Crowd went nuts. It was awesome.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 28, 2015
We’re guessing Lesnar earned a lot of respect from his teammates after defending Culpepper with a suplex. Those Chiefs probably started tip-toeing around him after that. Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of a dozen F5s the way John Cena was last year.