There goes the pain.
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Brock Lesnar has called it quits after losing a high-profile match-up. Yup, just a few months removed from his "retirement" from mixed martial arts (MMA), following a first-round beatdown at the hands of Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 last December, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion is walking out on his new employers at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
That's because "The Brockness Monster," fresh off his loss to John Cena back on April 29, claims he's still owed "millions," according to his part-time representative Paul Heyman, who delivered Lesnar's farewell speech on last night's edition of WWE Monday Night RAW.
It went a little something like this:
"I came back to bring legitimacy to WWE. That's exactly what I did. And how was I rewarded? With the same corporate BS and politics that led me to leave eight years ago. I don't regret what I did to John Cena. I embarrassed him. Another guy I embarrassed was Triple H. He's always been jealous of me. He lasted one hour in a cell with Undertaker but he couldn't last one minute with me. I had an agreement with the company and he broke it so I broke his arm. I don't care about him, you people or the corporate suits at WWE because I, Brock Lesnar, am never coming back. Because I, Brock Lesnar, quit."
Thanks to CageSide Seats for the transcription.
Lesnar is referring to his bone-breaking Kimura over WWE Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Triple H, the same one he used to injure Cena at the promotion's Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) just last month.
This isn't the first time the former WWE champ skipped town while under contract to Vince McMahon and Co. -- he split back in 2004 to try his hand at professional football. He couldn't quite make the grade, so he dabbled in the Japanese pro wrestling scene before finding his way into combat sports.
The rest, as they say, is history.
So too, is Lesnar. At least for now. From a storyline perspective, it's probably the easiest way to get him off television without using the tried-and-true "injury" angle, so expect to see him resurface later in the year closer to some of the big-money PPV shows like SummerSlam, if not sooner.