Nate Burleson Remembers the Time Brock Lesnar Suplexed a Guy During Vikings Training Camp


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A lot of people might not remember this about Brock Lesnar, but back in 2004—which was after he had won the WWE Undisputed Championship but before he had won the UFC heavyweight championship—the dude tried to make it as an NFL player. Despite the fact that he never even played college ball, Lesnar actually signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played in a couple of preseason games. However, in the end he failed to make the roster.

Lesnar still made quite the impression, though. According to former NFL receiver Nate Burleson, who was playing for the Vikings at the time, the former WWE champ suplexed a guy during a joint practice with the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Somebody cheap-shotted Daunte Culpepper late and Brock was like, ‘who did it?'” Burelson said during a segment on the NFL Network this week. “The next play he went and suplexed the guy… He picked up a grown man after the play. It was a royal rumble.”


Unfortunately Lesnar didn’t suplex Mark Hunt at UFC 200, which would have been awesome. But he did win his UFC comeback. So that’s something.

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