We all know that Brock Lesnar can be pretty hard to work with in the WWE. The Beast only wrestles part time and even though Vince McMahon has penned him down to a new contract with the company, Lesnar still won't travel full time.
But it seems that Lesnar was a difficult person to please even from the start, making incredible demands before he had even become a wrestler.
According to an article from Jim Ross, who worked as an executive vice president of talent relations for the WWE, and in his recruitment of Lesnar, the NCAA Heavyweight wrestling champion delivered a full on ultimatum.
"The only catch was that we needed to also recruit and offer Brock's Minnesota teammate, Sheldon Benjamin, as well," Ross wrote in his article on Lesnar.
"Benjamin was an amazing athlete, and signing the South Carolina native was a blessing as he had a solid WWE career, arguably underutilized (sic) in the opinion of some. Plus, he made Brock's transition from the amateurs to the pros much easier."
"Robinson knew Brock could be a challenging athlete to manage, so having Benjamin in the same training camp was a major positive in the development of Lesnar."
JR also noted that when Vince McMahon saw Lesnar for the first time at a WWE live event in Minneapolis, he stopped dead in his tracks and introduced himself, something Ross had never seen the boss do before, for anyone.
And Lesnar has been a favourite of McMahon's ever since that day as he became the youngest ever heavyweight champion.
So all's well that ends well i guess. Shelton Benjamin was a decent enough wrestler for a period of time and seeing as Brock is a Champion 14 years after he was recruited, Ross will definitely feel like it was a win for the WWE to get the Beast in.
It makes you wonder about what demands have been made by other wrestlers however?
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