“He Likes to Be at Home” – Kurt Angle Reveals Why Brock Lesnar Quit Wrestling

Published 01/29/2021, 10:57 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)


Kurt Angle revealed why Brock Lesnar quit wrestling when he conducted the first episode of his ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast alongside Conrad Thompson.

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According to the WWE Legend, Brock Lesnar did not like traveling. Therefore, he did not want to be a part of the wrestling industry any longer since it required him to be on the road quite a lot.

“He didn’t want to be on the road all the time. I mean, that’s the reason why he stopped wrestling. That’s why he tried out for pro football. The NFL, because he wanted to be in a city where he could train and compete and not leave except for eight weeks a year where he’d have to travel to another town to have a football game every Sunday. So, it was less travel and more at home. That’s what Brock likes. He likes to be at home.”

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In fact, Angle revealed Lesnar disliked traveling so much that he bought a private plane and hired a pilot.

“Well, he hated travel so much he bought a private plane so that he wouldn’t have to go to airports. So, you know, he hired a pilot, and his pilot lived in his basement. He set himself up really good, and you know, he didn’t like to travel.” h/t SK Wrestling

The fact that he quit wrestling even when he was the highest paid pro-wrestler is all the evidence Kurt Angle’s claim needs.

Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Brock Lesnar had a legal fight with WWE

‘The Beast’ was one of the best Superstars that have walked the WWE ring. Even though he talks very little during segments, his intense glare was enough to captivate the audience.

Brock Lesnar signed with another company while he was still under the no-compete clause with WWE. This led to a huge legal problem between the company and him.

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He revealed he had to pay a ransom amount to get off WWE’s contract, but he was glad it happened.

SANTA MONICA, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Brock Lesnar attends the UFC 141: Lesnar v Overeem on-sale press conference at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on November 11, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Speculations are that Lesnar will return to WWE when the audience can start coming to the arena again. Otherwise, his return cannot reel in the viewership and money at the expected level.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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