Brock Lesnar was social distancing before it became a buzzword, and now in an interview with Fox News, WWE’s former Director of Security Jimmy Noonan spoke about his time with Lesnar between 2002 and 2004.
Brock was sometimes really miserable. There was one morning when we were at the airport, and we were at the airport again at 5 o’clock, getting another 5 AM flight to another city. I shadowed Brock because he was the champ. We walk into the airport at the same time, and he looks at me and goes, “Noonan, if one fan comes up to me and asks me for an autograph, I’m gonna punch you right in the face.”Jimmy Noonan
Despite making big money, Lesnar would depart WWE and tryout for the NFL, subsequently wrestling in Japan before becoming a champion in UFC. He’d return to WWE in 2012 as a part-timer, working minimal dates for mega-money, and thanks to owning his own plane, he no longer had to worry about mixing with fans at the airport.