It’s easy to forget that Brock Lesnar had a brief stint in the NFL.
The wrestling and MMA star spent the 2004 preseason with the Minnesota Vikings, playing in several preseason games for the team.
Though he was cut at the end of training camp, Lesnar’s Vikings teammates will never forget the time when he performed a suplex on an opposing player.
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Yes, you read that write. Not forgetting his wrestling roots, Lesnar reportedly reacted when a Kansas City Chiefs player took a cheap shot at then-Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper during a joint training camp.
The story was retold by NFL Network’s Nate Burleson, who hilariously called the incident a “Royal Rumble: Minnesota versus Kansas City”.
“He came out and somebody cheap-shotted Daunte Culpepper late,” Burleson said, per the Vikings' website. “And Brock was like, ‘Who did it?’
“The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. Different type of nasty, but he picked up a grown man after the play.
“It was a Royal Rumble: Minnesota versus Kansas City. That was a nasty suplex on the football field.”
WWE fans will know just how bruising Lesnar’s suplex is, as John Cena found out at SummerSlam 2014.
We can only imagine how it felt in pads.
Impressive UFC win
When he’s not performing wrestling moves on opposing NFL players, the 38-year-old can be found inside either the ring or the octagon.
On Saturday night, he made his return to UFC following a five-year absence against Mark Hunt.
Lesnar was mightily impressive, taking the New Zealander down four times in three rounds to win by unanimous decision.
He refused to rule out a full-time return to UFC after the win, which saw him rake in $2.5 million, but next up is a SummerSlam fight against Randy Orton in July.