Brock Lesnar took care of me, never hurted me, reveals Ric Flair

The former WWE star recalls wrestling against The Next Big Thing in the spring of 2002.

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By Samrat Chakraborty | Jan 6, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Former WWE star and manager Ric Flair spoke highly of current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, recalling their match up, in the spring of 2002. The Next Big Thing, as Lesner is nicknamed in WWE, made his debut in 2002 after a two-year stint at Ohio Valley Wrestling. It took him no-time to establish his name for the company as he defeated the likes of WWE stars Matt Hardy, Rob Van Dam, Booker T and The Rock to become a RAW sensation. However, even as his stature continued to grow, he chose to remain humble and not take advantage of his superiority against veteran stars like Ric Flair. 

Flair revealed that the nine-time champion was hard to tackle once he decided to take on his opponent. However, he also mentioned that the former footballer never tried to hurt him, during their face-off. 

“He took care of me,” Flair said in the latest edition of Wooooo Nation UNCENSORED. “He never hurt me, he never hurt me. I’ll tell you that. When he latches on to you, you’re not going anywhere. The first time I wrestled him was the night Steve Austin quit in Atlanta, and Vince said, ‘You’re not part of RAW,” I said, “I thought I owned RAW,” He said, ‘…You’re wrestling Brock Lesnar [tonight].”

Brock Lesnar sends message to Roman Reigns

Meanwhile, Lesnar made his first departure from WWE in 2004, as a global star. He, then, returned to the company for a second stint from 2012 to 2020 where he dominated the World Championship. 

It was in 2021 that Lesner returned to the company for his third stint sporting a farmer look with a beard and ponytail. He pinned defending champion Big E to become the reigning WWE champion.

The World Champion will take on Bobby Lashley in the Royal Rumble. However, he remains more keen to face Roman Reigns in the upcoming SmackDown.

“A comment? I do have a comment. Tell Roman Reigns I’ll see him this Friday on SmackDown,” Brock Lesnar said.

His bout with Reigns at the SmackDown for the Universal Championship was postponed after The Tribal Chief tested positive for COVID-19. It is expected to be a mouth-watering contest as the duo have shared a long rivalry besides having enthralled the fans with their stature. Moreover, Lesnar is also expected to enter the contest, as the favourite. Meanwhile, The Beast Incarnate was added to the event’s other world title contest.