“He Wants a Copy”: Former WWE Photographer Revealed Brock Lesnar’s Reaction to the Photo of the Insane Move That Almost Cost Him His Life

Published 09/09/2023, 12:00 PM EDT

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Wrestling is one of the deadliest sports in the modern sporting world. While many may think that much of it revolves around acting and showmanship, wrestling fans have seen many legends die because of complications in the ring. Every month we see people incurring deadly injuries, some that even take away their careers for years. These moments become some of the most haunting memories for the wrestlers, but it is entirely different for Brock Lesnar.

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The Beast Incarnate suffered a moment that made his life flash before his very eyes quite early on in his WWE career. At that moment, many thought that Lesnar even died, but for Lesnar, it was a moment to be cherished.

Brock Lesnar’s reaction to seeing his most crucial WrestleMania moment

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During an interview on the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast, John Giamundo, a former WWE photographer, talked about his experiences photographing several wrestlers. From behind-the-scenes to his interactions with legends, Giamundo named a lot of wrestlers. But when it came to talking about Lesnar, he had an exciting story after Lesnar’s dangerous moment from WrestleMania 19 back in 2003.

He recalled, “I said, ‘Hey, do you mind? I got the shot of you hitting the mat.’ He’s like, ‘Can you make a copy of that for me? Yeah, I don’t care if you use it. Can you make a print and have it sent to my house?’ I told the office, ‘Yeah, dude, he’s cool with it. Make it 11 x 14, get his address from talent relations, he wants a copy.’

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This took place after Lesnar had hit the most dangerous move in his career, the Shooting Star Press.

Risks that Brock Lesnar took for his career in the combat sports world

Coming off an insane debut performance in WWE, Vince McMahon cashed all his coins on Lesnar. But this would backfire immediately as Lesnar left the company to pursue a career in the NFL. While his NFL career didn’t exactly pan out the way he wanted to, he gained decent recognition in the independent circuit, and later on as a UFC fighter. However, nothing quite beats Lesnar’s near-death moment in the ring at WrestleMania 19.

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In his failed attempt to perform the Shooting Star Press on Kurt Angle, Lesnar suffered a severe concussion as well as neck injuries that put him out of the ring for a month.

Tell us what you think about Lesnar’s reaction to seeing his Shooting Star Press in a photo.

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Murtaza is a seasoned WWE writer at EssentiallySports with a passion for storytelling in journalism. His love for pro wrestling began during the legendary Randy Orton-John Cena feud in the 2010s, and his enthusiasm for the sport reached new heights after witnessing the masterful performance of Sasha Banks and Bayley in NXT. As an expert in the field of pro wrestling, Murtaza epitomizes the fans' perspective at ES.
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