Why and When Did Brock Lesnar Become a Canadian Citizen Despite Being Born in the United States?

Published 11/21/2022, 7:30 AM EST

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The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar is one of the most dangerous WWE Superstars. His aggressive nature and brutal techniques often scare the living wits out of his opponents. On top of that, his massive physique also plays an important role in establishing him as a threat.

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Lesnar made his WWE debut back in 2002, and since then he has been going strong. However, he left the company in 2004 to try his hands at other things but would then again return in 2011, and since then has been an integral part of the roster.

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Lesnar has exerted his dominance in every field that he has set his foot in. Starting from professional wrestling to MMA. However, he has always remained silent about his personal life and has always chosen to keep it as private as possible.

However, only a few things about Lesnar’s life are known, and those are particularly the things, Lesnar wants his fans to know. One question has risen, from time to time, and that is Brock Lesnar’s citizenship. People have often questioned, whether Brock Lesnar is an American or a Canadian.

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The answer is, he is both. The 45-year-old was born in Webster, South Dakota in the United States of America. However, he moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, and lives there on his farm. Around a few years ago, Lesnar obtained his Canadian citizenship, making him a dual citizen of both countries.

Lesnar moved to Canada in 2014, after selling his farm in Minnesota. During his bout against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Lesnar represented Canada instead of the USA.

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Brock Lesnar won his last bout against Bobby Lashley at Crown Jewel but in a disappointing manner. However, after the win, Lashley would launch a merciless attack on Lesnar that would leave him in the ring begging for a breather.

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Both Brock Lesnar and Steve Austin are rumored to be at WrestleMania 39. However, Steve Austin is heavily being rumored to face John Cena, Corbin, Theory ,or Lesnar. The Texas Rattlesnake made his comeback to WWE last year, and is rumored to be a match this year as well.

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Latest reports from Dave Meltzer state that Steve Austin might face the 45-year-old, Lesnar. He said, “Austin vs. Lesnar would be gigantic business wise but I’d be more trepidatious on that one, but it’s not like the two of them don’t have great respect for each other.”

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The match was supposed to take place in 2002 before Stone Cold walked out. However, if it takes place now, it would be 20 years in making.

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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.
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