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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    "viks_fan21" wrote:
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    he got cut. just didnt have what it took
    Yep, someone (who knows) said he had the size, the strength, and the speed, but just wasn't a good enough flat out football player.

    On a side note, he never would have passed his steroid test (sorry wrestling fans), and may have been cut for that reason.


    My best friend in college was his roomate, and I can vouch that he was just as big back then. Roid free, and farm raised. He used to get up every night around 2 am, and eat a whole rotisserie chicken! Food and weights, that was it! He was the biggest, leanest, heavyweight wrestler I've ever seen.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    "olson_10" wrote:
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    Brock's contract with WWE forbids him from performing or signing with ANY other professional sports team or sports entertainment organization for 10 years. I think that particular term in his contract had a little something to do with him not sticking around the NFL. Besides the fact that he was incredibly raw and probably should have been playing OL like some other former college wrestlers have done; with success I might add. I think Kirk Lowdermilk was a college wrestler and he did pretty well in the NFL.

    *EDIT* There are probably a few more guys out there that wrestled in college that I can't think of right now that play OL in the NFL.
    completely untrue..he already played in 4 exhibition games with us last season..he just wasnt good enough
    It was the 2004 season, not 2005.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    Actually they have a lawsuit going on, or had.. dont know if they are still battling about it.. but Lesner worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and became champion over there.. Thats pretty much whats going on


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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    [size=18px]Brock Lesnar: [/size]

    National Football League

    After his final match at WrestleMania XX, Lesnar sidelined his career in WWE to pursue a career in the National Football League. After playing in a few pre-season games for the Minnesota Vikings, Lesnar was eventually cut from the team. Lesnar had suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident during the summer of 2004, which along with lack of football practice prevented him from performing well enough to remain in a Vikings practice squad position.

    He declined to accept an invitation to play as a representative of the Vikings in NFL Europe. He made no attempts to sign with an AFL or CFL team. Lesnar is listed as a free agent in Madden NFL '06. There was a producer-made model of Lesnar in Madden NFL '06. Despite the name, the model looked almost nothing like the real Lesnar.

    Lawsuit with World Wrestling Entertainment

    Lesnar had previously signed a no-compete clause in order to be released from his contract with WWE, which prohibited him from working for any other sports entertainment or mixed martial arts companies before 2010. Lesnar had anticipated leaving wrestling entirely, but his inability to secure a career in professional football led to him challenging this ruling in court.

    WWE responded by demanding damages as a result of Lesnar allegedly breaching the agreement by appearing at a New Japan Pro Wrestling show in 2004. In July 2005, the two sides dropped their claims and entered negotiations to renew their relationship.

    Recently, WWE had offered Brock a contract, but on August 2, 2005, WWE's official website reported that Lesnar has withdrawn from any involvement with the company. Many people questioned the logic of this decision.

    The lawsuit was entered into settlement on September 21, 2005, but talks broke down.

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    On October 8, 2005, Lesnar won the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in a three-way match at a New Japan Pro Wrestling show in the Tokyo Dome, which included the then-champion Kazuyuki Fujita and Masahiro Chono. He won the match by pinning Masahiro Chono after an F-5, which he had renamed "The Verdict", since WWE owns the trademark on the F5 name. After the match, he stated that this name was referring to his lawsuit against WWE. The match was his first pro wrestling match since leaving WWE.

    On December 6, 2005 WWE filed a motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent Lesnar from continuing to work with NJPW, but the court did not grant it. Lesnar successfully defended his championship on January 4, 2006 against former champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

    On January 13, 2006 WWE once again filed an injunction against Lesnar to stop him from defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship on February 19, 2006.

    On January 14, 2006, Judge Christopher Droney stated that unless WWE gave him a good argument between then and January 25, 2006, he would rule in favor of Brock Lesnar, giving him a summary judgment. This would have enabled Lesnar to work anywhere he wanted immediately. The WWE was later granted a deadline postponement.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    A quick search showed revealed a few threads discussing Brock:

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17833&highl ight=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11731&highl ight=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11308&highl ight=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10310&highl ight=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7860&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7060&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2717&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5072&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3799&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3764&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3727&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3631&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3498&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3497&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3352&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3331&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2792&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3060&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2981&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2960&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2851&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2576&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2390&highli ght=lesnar

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2315&highli ght=lesnar

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    NFL | No Training Camp for Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 21 Jul 2005 05:48:54 -0700

    Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports former World Wrestling Entertainment champion Brock Lesnar will not be at an NFL training camp, agent Ed Hitchcock said. He had attended training camp with the Vikings last season.


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    NFL | Lesnar still looking for a shot at the NFL - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 1 May 2005 10:16:38 -0700

    Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar still wants to play in the NFL. He had a shot as a defensive lineman in training camp last season with the Minnesota Vikings and he wound up getting released. Lesnar now thinks he'll have to be an offensive lineman to make it. Almost a year after becoming a national curiosity, Lesnar is preparing for another shot at the NFL. He is training at his home in the Twin Cities for another run. Lesnar would prefrer to land once again with the Vikings.


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    Vikings | Lesnar to Return at Some Point - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:29:32 -0700

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice has told DE Brock Lesnar that he'll likely be signed to the Vikings' practice squad at some point this season.


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    Vikings | Lesnar Unlikely to Return before Season - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 1 Sep 2004 15:14:51 -0700

    The Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will not sign DE Brock Lesnar, who was recently released by the team, and put him on their practice squad before the season opener. However, head coach Mike Tice said he thinks the team will add Lesnar back to their roster at some point this year unless he signs with another team. Tice sees him as a good pass-rusher in nickel defenses down the road.


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    Vikings | Lesnar Could Be on Practice Squad - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 31 Aug 2004 12:41:26 -0700

    Jason Williams, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice would like to sign DL Brock Lesnar, who was released by the Vikings on Monday, Aug. 30, to the practice squad. "He's a lot better than we thought," said Tice. "We didn't think he'd be able to pick it up so quickly. He showed us that he was going to have the right work ethic and the right attention to detail. We're very proud of what he has accomplished. Hopefully it will work out for him, and hopefully it will work out for him here."


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    Vikings | Lesnar Released - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:53:34 -0700

    ESPNews reports the Minnesota Vikings have released DL Brock Lesnar.


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    Vikings | Lesnar Making Strides - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 7 Aug 2004 10:20:35 -0700

    Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Brock Lesnar, formerly of WWE fame, has made strides in practice, evidenced by his sack and four tackles recorded against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 6. "Brock is getting better every day," said assistant defensive line coach Jim Paganos, directly in charge of Lesnar's progress. "He has a long way to go, but today he did some very good things. We saw him turn the corner in the middle of the week. Every day, it's better. Today was very good."


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    Vikings | Lesnar Could Receive Rookie Minimum - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:50:39 -0700

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings DL Brock Lesnar will receive the rookie minimum of $230,000 if he makes the Vikings' final roster. Lesnar is a candidate for the practice squad, where he will earn about $85,000.


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    Vikings | Lesnar Signed - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 27 Jul 2004 11:16:59 -0700

    John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent DL Brock Lesnar, a former WWE wrestler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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    NFL | Lesnar Injury Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:33:34 -0700

    Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports former wrestler Brock Lesnar (groin), who is trying to become a member of a NFL team, is nearly recovered from a groin injury that slowed him in earlier workouts this summer.


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    Vikings | Getting another Look at Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:33:21 -0700

    Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to get another look at former wrestler Brock Lesnar, who is trying to latch on with an NFL team. Head coach Mike Tice said the team will give him another workout sometime next week. However, it is still unlikely that the Vikings will sign him in time for training camp. The Vikings are concerned about his lack of football experience and may be reluctant to give up a roster spot for someone who hasn't played football in nine years.


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    Vikings | Lesnar Shows Raw Athleticism in Workout - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 12 Jun 2004 10:51:14 -0700

    Updating a previous report, Bob Sansevere, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings worked out DL Brock Lesnar, a former WWE wrestler, Friday, June 11. "He is a project with a capital P,' said Scott Studwell, the Vikings' director of college scouting. "He's got physical tools, but he has a long way to go.' The Vikings are cautiously optimistic about Lesnar's potential. "He is talented. He is a good athlete. He has a history of achievement. And you know he has a work ethic,' Studwell said. "Is it a shot in the dark? Yeah. How long would it take him to come up to speed? How long would it take us to find out if he can play?'


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    Vikings | Lesnar Has Workout Scheduled - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:36:26 -0700

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have scheduled a workout Friday, June 11, for would-be free agent DL Brock Lesnar, a WWE wrestler who is attempting to launch a football career. Coaches and scouts have been skeptical of Lesnar's football ability but are willing to give him a chance.


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    Vikings | Looking at Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:50 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to workout DE Brock Lesnar, of wrestling fame, in the next month. Lesnar (6-3, 290), who lives in Minnesota, would reportedly prefer to play for the Vikings.


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    NFL | Lesnar to Workout for Teams - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:38 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Star Tribune reports DE Brock Lesnar (groin) was supposed to hold a workout June 2, but that was pushed back due to a recent groin pull. He'll probably work out for teams on an individual basis in two or three weeks.


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    Packers | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:27 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Green Bay Packers are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    Eagles | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:18 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    Chiefs | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:16:07 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    Cowboys | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:57 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Dallas Cowboys are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    49ers | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:48 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the San Francisco 49ers are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    Colts | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:33 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Indianapolis Colts are interested in watching DE Brock Lesnar workout.


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    Ravens | Interested in Lesnar - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 31 May 2004 13:15:02 -0700

    The Star Tribune reports the Baltimore Ravens are interested in DE Brock Lesnar and special teams coordinator Gary Zauner has already visited with him twice.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    Goldberg played in the NFL (with the Falcons) and Ernie Ladd (way back in the old AFL before the NFL-AFL merger with the Oilers and Chiefs).

    Also a dude named Wahoo McDaniel who played in the AFL with the Jets, Oilers, Broncos and Dolphins.

    There are many more, including even Bronco Nagurski who won a world wrestling title in 1938.
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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    The Rock had a chance to play in the NFL but he hurt his back. He did play one year in the CFL for Calgary.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    ...Also a dude named Wahoo McDaniel who played in the AFL with the Jets, Oilers, Broncos and Dolphins...
    lol, I completely forgot about Wahoo McDaniel. I use to watch him wrestle.

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    Re: Pro Wrestler a Viking?

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    ...Also a dude named Wahoo McDaniel who played in the AFL with the Jets, Oilers, Broncos and Dolphins...
    lol, I completely forgot about Wahoo McDaniel. I use to watch him wrestle.
    I remembered & watched Wahoo wrestle as well but forgot he played NFL football as well.

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    Lex Luger was a Green Bay Packer......bum!
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