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What Was WWE Star Brock Lesnar's Nickname As A Child?

NEVER say this to his face...

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This is an oldie, but a goodie.

Did you know that hulking beast Brock Lesnar's nickname amongst friends as a child was...'Broccoli'? It's true - Brock's childhood pal Justin Gaikowski once confirmed this on WWE's 'Here Comes The Pain' DVD release years ago, and said that he'd regularly refer to Lesnar by the play-on-words moniker to tease him when they were growing up.

It's a wonder he (and anyone else who decided to compare the future combat sports brute to vegetables) didn't get F5'd to oblivion. Brock would go on to earn himself a much more fitting nickname years later when WWE dubbed him 'The Next Big Thing'. Eventually, silver-tongued "Advocate" Paul Heyman would change that to, 'The Beast Incarnate' during his grand introductions.

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Imagine how different things might've been had Lesnar debuted in the mid-1990s when WWE were obsessed with cartoonish, goofy gimmicks. One can envision him strolling out with florets in hand, encouraging all the little kiddies wearing their oversized 'New Generation' t-shirts to eat their greens and always make sure to have at least five portions of fruit and veg per day.

Somebody book it.

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