Jim Ross On Brock Lesnar Needing To Be Convinced To End Undertaker's Streak, Vince McMahon - Lesnar

On episode 99 of The Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross talked about signing Brock Lesnar in WWE and the decision to break The Undertaker's WrestleMania undefeated streak at WrestleMania 30.

Although Ross signed all-time greats such as The Rock, Kurt Angle, and John Cena in his time with WWE's talent relations department, Ross claimed that Lesnar was the first person he signed that Vince McMahon wanted to meet.

"[Lesnar] was the first recruit I ever signed that Vince McMahon actually went out of his way to want to meet. Lesnar was the guy that when McMahon saw him, it was like a man crush. And I can tell you this, and I don't think I've ever told this story before, Vince said, 'I understand that we're talking' and [Lesnar] said, 'yeah'. [McMahon] said, 'well, what do you want to do when you get out of college?' and Lesnar's answer was, 'I want to be an entertainer'. He didn't say, 'I want to be a wrestler'. He didn't say, 'I want to be a pro wrestler'. He didn't say, 'I want to be a sports entertainer'. He said, 'I want to be an entertainer'. And I thought McMahon was going to be orgasmic."

According to 'Good Ol' J.R.', convincing Lesnar to break the streak was harder than it was to convince The Undertaker that the streak should come to an end. Also, Ross stated that the decision to break the streak was made on the day of WrestleMania 30.

"Look, if The Undertaker had not wanted to lose or not agreed to lose to Brock, they would have worked out something else because the story I heard about WrestleMania 30 is that it was harder to convince Lesnar to accept the victory and beat Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans [Louisiana] in the [Mercedes-Benz] Superdome than it was for McMahon to talk to The Undertaker about 'it's time' because that decision wasn't made until late [on] the day of the show. And I don't think that Brock was totally comfortable in breaking the streak because of his great respect for The Undertaker."

In addition to discussing these topics, on this episode of The Ross Report, J.R. talks to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani about MMA, pro wrestling and more. Click here to check out the entire podcast. If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit The Ross Report with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

Source: The Ross Report


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