Brock Lesnar’s character on WWE TV has been presented as a dominant beast with Paul Heyman as his hype man. However, Lesnar has publicly shown his willingness to help talent like when he told Drew McIntyre to pick up the WWE Championship after McIntyre attacked Lesnar on RAW in March.
Kofi Kingston spoke with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT and said that Lesnar’s mind for the business is something that he might not ever get credit for.
“You see Brock Lesnar on TV, you obviously see ‘The Beast’,” Kingston said. “You see a man who is physically daunting, physically dominating, but he has an awesome mind for the business, and I feel he’ll never get the credit he deserves for that.
“Someone doesn’t get to be in WWE for decades without having a great mind. A lot of times you see Paul Heyman being the mouthpiece, and you think Brock has a very small part in that role, but he has a very big part. He has a very intelligent wrestling mind and understands what wrestling ‘business’ is in terms of building stuff.”
Many fans were outraged after Kingston’s WWE Championship loss to Lesnar on the debut of Smackdown on FOX last October. However, Kingston talks about how it was part of a bigger story told at the Royal Rumble where Rey Mysterio and The New Day worked together to take on Lesnar. According to McCarthy, Kingston confirmed that Lesnar put the spot at the Rumble together.
“If Brock and I had more of a match at the debut of Smackdown on FOX, then the moment at the Rumble, people wouldn’t have gotten up as much as they did for it. It was great. It was a really big piece of a story having myself in there trying to fight. Then here comes my partner and now here comes Rey who had history with his son. I’m getting goosebumps just talking about it,” Kingston said. “It was a lot of great storytelling coming together. Everything is important as minuscule as it may be. It’s definitely a big part of the Rumble seeing me, Rey and E, all of us on the outside banding together and going in there doing what we did.
“It was great, and on top of that, the whole first half of the Rumble, Brock was throwing everybody out only for Drew McIntyre to throw him out at the end. If it wasn’t built like that, it wouldn’t have meant as much for Drew. You think about, ‘why did that happen?’ Oh, Brock did this to elevate Drew to build credibility as a champion. Drew beats Brock at WrestleMania. The pieces of the story were told in the right way.”
You can view Kingston’s comments in the video below:
“He has an awesome mind for the business and I feel he’ll never get the credit he deserves for that.” pic.twitter.com/0RWXlMjBwV
? Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) April 30, 2020