2/16 Brock Lesnar on SportsCenter – Brock omits breaking The Streak, talks his concussions & Bryan’s retirement, advice to Ronda Rousey, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE on ESPNews SportsCenter
February 16, 2016
Guest: Brock Lesnar
Host: Jonathan Coachman

In this week’s SportsCenter segment Tuesday night on ESPNews, Brock Lesnar talked to The Coach about a variety of topics leading into the Fast Lane PPV on Sunday.

– Notably, Coach lobbed a softball question to Lesnar on what his favorite WrestleMania moment is from the big matches he’s been part of. Lesnar, who broke The Undertaker’s Streak, thought about it, then joked about his failed Shooting Star Press at WM19.

“I really don’t have one,” Lesnar said. “I’m looking forward to the future. I’ve never really looked behind.”

Lesnar, who broke The Streak, then transitioned to hyping his #1 contender match at Fast Lane against Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose on Sunday. Lesnar, who broke The Streak, said he hopes to make a new memory at this year’s WrestleMania by winning the WWE Title.

Coach followed up by asking about doing the Shooting Star Press instead of perhaps nudging Lesnar about breaking The Streak. Instead, ESPN rolled footage of Brock’s failed Shooting Star Press as Lesnar playfully talked about going for a WrestleMania Moment and it obviously not working out.

– Asked about the end of Daniel Bryan’s career, Lesnar said he thinks Bryan made a “wise choice.” Lesnar personalized it that over the years, he’s had more than 10 concussions during his career. He said Bryan understood that there’s more to life than wrestling or fighting.

“If you want some longevity, you have to make the right decision,” Lesnar said. “I tip my hat to Daniel, and I think he made the right decision.”

– Asked about Ronda Rousey admitting to contemplating suicide after losing her first UFC fight in 2015, Lesnar said he’s a big fan of Rousey’s, and one thing he learned that she should have learned is “You have to learn how to lose before you can actually win.”

“I was a bad loser at a very young age,” Lesnar said. “You’ve got to be able to get back on the horse. This life is very precious and very short. One fight is not going to make or break her career. I think that she’s got a long career. She has to get back on the horse, and she will.”

Coach followed up by asking how Rousey can rebound when she’s doing movies during the prime of her fighting career. “She has a lot on her plate,” Lesnar said. “You can’t be a fighter and be in 10 movies a year. She has to step back and find out what she wants to do moving forward.”

– Lesnar also talked about Paul Heyman being instrumental in his career success.

– Asked what the most difficult challenge of his career was, Brock pointed to his NCAA amateur wrestling title because he spent his entire youth training for the accolade.

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