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Maybe Brock Lesnar likes wrestling more than we thought

One of the knocks on Brock Lesnar is that he’s a mercenary. Not only is he a “part-timer”, but he doesn’t love wrestling for wrestling’s sake, only for what he can get out of it.

It’s an idea WWE and Lesnar have sold themselves, with guys like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins standing up for the business, the fans, and the locker room against Brock and his self-interest.

Thankfully, we seem to be skipping that storyline for his WrestleMania 36 feud with Drew McIntyre. Nobody is pushing the idea outside of kayfabe right now, either. Cameras caught an example of just how much the current WWE champ pays attention to detail a couple weeks back on Raw. And a couple recent quotes indicate Lesnar’s a much more perceptive, and sharing, professional than conventional wisdom painted him as.

McIntyre recently told Gorilla Position’s James Delow how highly he thinks of the man he’s working with these days:

“[Brock Lesnar]’s a very intelligent individual when it comes to business is the way to put it. Like he gets it more than anybody I’ve ever spoken to and is really helping me think about things you just wouldn’t think about and not many people could teach you because nobody has quite reached the level he’s reached.”

And in January, Paige told Outside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh that while Brock is intimidating at first, he’s actually a (checks notes) sweetie...

“He’s scary, he is definitely scary when you first meet him... he’s an intimidating man for sure, like massive. But, like, once you get to know him he’s also very sweet. So, if I wanted advice too from him, I could go to him and he would be like, ‘Sure I’ll give it to you’, you know. He’s really wonderful too.”

So, there you go. Looks like we’ll all just have to stick to joking about his schedule from now on.

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