"I was put on this Earth to seek and destroy and to hurt people. Is that sadistic? Maybe to some people -- not to me. I enjoy it. It's what I do. It's why I'm here. What does WrestleMania mean to Brock Lesnar? It's a day that I get to show up, kick somebody's ass, and get paid to do so. The Undertaker did not stand a chance against me. What do I think about the people that were disappointed that I beat The Undertaker? I don't care. Disappointment ... surprise ... I love every minute of it. Here's my take on my contract with the WWE.
"There's one thing for sure: If I stay, I'll be WWE champion; if I go, I will be WWE champion. Roman Reigns is not going to stand in the way of that. As a rookie I came in here against The Rock and sent him to Hollywood. Then they put me against The Undertaker. I end the streak. SummerSlam, John Cena; I suplex his ass out of the main event. This is my world. I don't need to hunt, I need to defend. And if you think Brock Lesnar in hunt mode is crazy shit, stay tuned for Brock Lesnar in defense mode.
"If there's one message I have for Roman Reigns it's 'you can think all you want that you can beat me. Dream, wish... because at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar is going to kick your ass. It will be unlike any other ass kicking that you've ever received. This isn't a fairy tale. There is no fairy tale ending, there's no happy feel good moment.
"At WrestleMania, I am going to fuck up Roman Reigns. The end."
Say what you want about Brock Lesnar being chosen to break Undertaker's streak, it's given his words a weight they wouldn't otherwise have, and this is a man whose words already carry the weight of the world. For all the talk of Roman Reigns and his perceived inability to cut a promo -- much of which is undoubtedly at least somewhat unfair, all things considered -- this pre-taped interview that aired on Raw last night is a perfect demonstration of what makes Lesnar work.
It feels real.
Whereas Reigns has a tendency to come off somewhat awkward or forced, you never feel like Brock is anything other than what you see here. His credibility in the fighting world, both real and scripted, gives him an added advantage, an edge that puts the bite in his proclamation that he has become death, the destroyer of worlds.
His reaction to the shock and disappointment of his besting the streak is an all time GIF moment (thanks to Wrestling With Text for capturing it):
He is an all time pro wrestler who has been perfectly positioned to be as good as he can possibly be. It's a ride that may be coming to an end soon with his contract coming due later this month and we should all feel supremely sad if it does.