Skip to comments.Lesnar settles lawsuit with WWE
Posted on 04/25/2006 6:10:31 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has settled his lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment, which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime.
Lesnar wrestled as "The Next Big Thing." He signed the noncompete contract in 2004 when he left the WWE so he could try out for the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut during preseason in August 2004.
The contract restricted 28-year-old Lesnar from working in sports entertainment until 2010 and applied to many areas in which the former NCAA heavyweight champion from Minnesota might make a living, including ultimate fighting.
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Ultimate Fighting? I'd pay to see that. Always fun to watch a jabroney get his ass handed to him.
Foley is GOoD!
Yikes I hope that's not what you say it is.
>>Ultimate Fighting? I'd pay to see that. Always fun to watch a jabroney get his ass handed to him.
Yea, muscle guys routinely get beat. It takes more than raw power to win... But it certainly does help..
Remember when Royce Gracie beat Kimo in UFC3? Kimo, who was very muscular, weighed 80 pounds more than Gracie. Kimo was also a "freestyle" jiu Jitsu balck belt. Gracie won the fight by submission.. (Though he was exhaused and could not continue in the tournament) So much for muscle...
Wrestling is probably a better fit for musclemen than UFC -- different rules, moves, etc favor muscle heads. And most of the stuff is coreographed (yes, alot of it is fake)..
UFC favors "scientific" fighters, WWE favors muscle bound entertainers...
Yes, I remember that fight. The UFC format has changed quite a bit. It's no longer a tournament, just one off matches like boxing, with weight divisions as well. Gracie was unbeatable, but damned boring to watch.
Next month, Gracie is returning for a match against current Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes. Should be interesting.
It's all choreographed but it's no more "fake" than a movie or theater or circus performance is "fake".