Lesnar Claims WWE “Screwed Him” with $250,000 Pay Off for WrestleMania

Mar 13, 2021 - by James Walsh

Brock Lesnar’s WrestleMania 20 match against Goldberg is regarded as one of the worst marquee matches in the pay-per-view’s illustrious history. Jim Ross recently revealed that the match’s troubles extended backstage, as Lesnar made it clear that he was upset about his compensation.

Both Goldberg and Brock Lesnar left WWE after their ill-fated contest in 2004. While burnout was one of the primary reasons cited for Lesnar’s WWE departure, the Beast Incarnate was also unhappy over the amount of money he received for the WrestleMania 20 match.

Ross and Conrad Thompson focused on the WrestleMania 20 event during the latest edition of the Grilling JR podcast on AdFreeShows.com. Ross revealed that Brock Lesnar made $250,000 for the match. JR added that Goldberg also pocketed a similar amount, but Lesnar felt that he was getting screwed over by WWE.

“Vince thought we were treating Brock well. He was making a lot of money, and I remember. I think the payoff, if I’m not mistaken, we did that show; I think he made $250,000, and so did Goldberg.” I remember sitting in my office in Stamford, and Vince’s assistant said, ‘Brock Lesnar is on the line; he wanted to talk to Vince, and Vince wants him to talk to you.'”I said, ‘What are you basing this on? Did you do a forensic study on the finances of this event, or did one of your buddies tell you that you got screwed on your payoff? What are you basing this on? You’ve got to give me something here.’ You didn’t like it? And he said, ‘I just think you guys screwed me. I said, ‘well, we didn’t screw you, and I’m sorry you feel that way.’ And he hung up on me.”

After WrestleMania 20, Brock Lesnar’s unhappiness with WWE became quite apparent. He left the company to explore other interests, and he didn’t return until 2012.

4 Responses

  1. Indigo Andy says:

    Years later, Well here comes the raise.

  2. Hans Maulwurf says:

    And he screwed fans with his laziness. F*** the two move man!

  3. Bulldawg says:

    Yeah, what a cry ass. Heyman was right though because he was the next big thing to ruin wrestling when he returned to kidnap titles.

  4. Meh says:

    “when he returned to kidnap titles.”
    Which all started of when Lesnar went to NJPW won their IWGP World Heavyweight Championship refusing to return and defend it in NJPW and taking it to Inoki Genome Federation. It took Kurt Angle whom was in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at the time to beat him and free the title. Angle went on to have two successful defenses as champion. His first defense came in TNA in a feud against Samoa Joe, Angle’s second defense of the title was at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom II in Tokyo Dome event on January 4, 2008, where he defeated former NJPW recognized IWGP Heavyweight Champion Yuji Nagata to retain the title. Angle’s last defense was against then NJPW recognized IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a unification match on February 17, 2008 at NJPW’s Circuit 2008 New Japan ISM event where the winner would be the unified IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Angle lost the match, thus ending the existence of the IGF recognized IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

    The Lesnar problem would then continue when he returned to WWE.

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