Brock Lesnar is a key part of WWE's history, despite an eight year gap that eclipses his actual experience with the company thus far. But everyone has to meet the boss, and now we know the story behind Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon.
On episode 66 of "Something to Wrestle," Bruce Prichard detailed the first meeting between Lesnar and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. It took place at WWF Summerslam 1999 in Minneapolis. The show was notable for having Jesse Ventura present as a special guest referee, who was already familiar with Lesnar.
"Brock's coach Jay Robinson and Gerald Brisco were good friends and Gerald had been scouting Brock, and boy he had his eye on him. Brock came and Jesse (Ventura) was a big fan of Brock. He came out and we did the whole dog and pony show for Brock," Prichard recalled.
According to Prichard, there was one line in particular that gained the affection of McMahon for Lesnar and possibly changed the course of wrestling history.
"I remember Brock saying something like 'I want to be an entertainer,' and Vince fell in love with him right there. Vince would have married him right there," said Prichard.
Make sure to check out the full podcast at this link, and many others that detail the careers of Brock Lesnar, among others.