Former WWE superstar and MMA competitor CM Punk was one of the many wrestlers to speak to ESPN about Brock Lesnar ahead of the Beast’s marathon running on ESPN this weekend. The Chicago Savior calls the current WWE champion a sweetheart, and expresses that Lesnar is as good of a husband and dad as he is a conqueror.
I don’t want to ruin his image. I think he’s a f—ckin’ sweetheart. This is a guy, when I got into MMA and I left wrestling, he was texting me, “Hey, if you need any help.” I’m always kind of a standoffish guy. It’s hard to open up and trust people in the pro-wrestling world. But he was never anything but a real sweetheart. It was a pleasure to work with him. He’s just a great guy, I think. I think Brock has got a big heart, and that’s something a lot of people don’t talk about. They’ll talk about the freak strength and the crazy athletic things he’s done in his career, the accomplishments. But they don’t talk about the fact that he loves his wife, his kids, lives on a farm and just kind of wants to be left alone.
All the fame and the money and everything is really just a side effect of being successful at what he wants to do. And he does what he wants, when he wants. That’s the beauty of Brock Lesnar.
Punk and Lesnar’s rivalry in WWE culminated in a showdown at SummerSlam 2013, a bout that was billed as “The Best vs. The Beast.” While Punk put up a good effort, interference from Paul Heyman and a series of F-5’s were gave Lesnar the victory. Check out more comments on the WWE champion here.