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Jim Ross Recounts Vince McMahon For The First Time, Comments on Brock Lesnar Ending The Undertaker’s Streak

Jim-Ross
During a recent edition of his Podcast (transcript credit wrestlinginc.com), Jim Ross spoke about signing Brock Lesnar. Here are some highlights…

On Lesnar Meeting Vince McMahon For The First Time: “[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.”

On Lesnar Breaking The Streak: “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.”

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