ESPN Brock Lesnar was in Vikings camp in 2004, nearly making the team’s roster as a defensive end after spending time in the WWE. And Lesnar, who returned to UFC over the weekend, provided Burleson with an indelible memory. “Somebody cheap-shotted Daunte Culpepper late,” Burleson said on NFL Network, recalling a joint practice with the Kansas City Chiefs. “And Brock was like, ‘Who did it?’ The next play, he went and suplexed the guy. He picked up a grown man after the play. It was a Royal Rumble: Minnesota versus Kansas City. … That was a nasty suplex on the football field.”
Brock Lesnar returned to mixed martial arts this past weekend with a dominant decision victory over the dangerous Mark Hunt at UFC 200, and when asked about his future plans said “Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnsar wants to do” but in 2004 what Brock Lesnar wanted to do was play in the NFL when he attempted to make the Minnesota Vikings. His former Minnesota Vikings teammate Nate Burleson relayed a story from a Chiefs and Vikings joint practice from 2004, when an opposing player took a cheap shot at Vikings star quarterback Daunte Culpepper, so on the next play Lesnar took out that player with a suplex. As Brock Lesnar himself would say, he took this player to “Suplex City, Bitch!” Brock Lesnar did what every football player should do, protect their quarterback, and if someone takes a shot at your quarterback they need to pay for it. I wish video existed of this incident, I would love to see Brock Lesnar hitting a German Suplex on a player on an NFL field, someone dig this video up!