Brock Lesnar: 'The Rock Taught Me How To Watch My Back... And Be Selfish'
Brock Lesnar's has credited The Rock for helping him succeed in WWE - be teaching The Beast how to 'be selfish'.
Ahead of his Hell in a Cell clash with the Undertaker this Sunday, Lesnar appeared on Steve Austin's Stone Cold Podcast and also said he was the most deserving candidate to take the Streak.
“It was almost bigger than me winning the WWE championship," reflected Lesnar.
"I get a lot of criticism for it, but quite honestly, who in the wrestling industry has enough credentials to break the Streak? Is there another man out there with enough believability, enough credibility? Honestly, is there someone else out there? No, I don’t think so.”
Discussing The Rock's influence, Lesnar hailed the megastar for knowing when to make him look good.
Brock said: “People can say what they want about Dwayne and the business, but I tell you what… he taught me to be selfish, he taught me to watch my back, and if you’re going to thrive in this business, you gotta be selfish.
"The night that he was not selfish to me, I won the WWE championship from him. It’s a give and take, but at certain times, you take.”
The former UFC champ also admitted his personality in real life is not all that different from the brooding bruiser he portrays on WWE programming.
“I’m no different on TV than what I really am," he said.
"I really don’t like people. I’m sorry, I don’t… I just don’t like being around a bunch of people, and it’s kind of ironic, because I can go out in an arena full of 20,000 people and be all right with it… That’s just who I am.
"That’s why I live out in the middle of nowhere, that’s why I've got an eight-foot fence around my property.”
* Watch the full interview on the WWE Network