Former WWE star Heath Slater spoke about his experiences working with Brock Lesnar behind the scenes.
Slater’s catchphrase “I have kids” was created during a segment with Lesnar, who responded, “I don’t give a shit about your kids.” The eight-time WWE World Champion also hit the former 3MB member with a clothesline, two suplexes, and an F-5.
Speaking in a Fight for the title Slater said Lesnar has a “bad reputation” for caring about himself and not the wrestling business. He also clarified that despite Lesnar’s legitimate fighting history, the former UFC heavyweight champion is not overly aggressive towards his opponents:
“Yeah, I think he gets a bad rap for that,” Slater said. “But then again, she’s taking care of him. So it has always been and so it will always be. You know, he takes care of himself and makes sure he’s okay, and there you have it.
“But working Brock, you don’t really work Brock. He just throws you and you have to land safely and stuff. Oh no it does [take care of opponents]. All those German suplexes, man, that I had, he landed me. Of course it hurts, but it’s one of those things. “
Slater recently spoke about the Such Good Shoot Podcast about his segment with Lesnar. He revealed that the “I have children” comment was unwritten and only said so because he forgot his lines.
Heath Slater on Brock Lesnar’s approach to WWE segments
Brock Lesnar hasn’t appeared in WWE since 2020
Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose) alleged in 2019 that Brock Lesnar changed the original plan for the WWE SummerSlam 2018 main event on short notice. He has also been highly critical of Lesnar’s approach to their match at WrestleMania 32.
Discussing Lesnar’s backstage attitude, Heath Slater said the 44-year-old is more laid-back than some people might think:
“Honestly, I don’t think he ever causes anything,” Slater added. “Every time I’ve been in the mix with him, he says, ‘I don’t know, maybe this, maybe that.’ I’m like, ‘Oh shit, I might not die!’ “
Brock Lesnar is currently a free agent after his WWE contract expired last year. As the video above shows, he has grown a ponytail since he last appeared in WWE.
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