Wade Barrett left WWE back in 2016, but he is still remembered for his delivery of “Bad News” on a regular basis. The former King of the Ring recently joined Inside The Ropes for what was an in-depth discussion about his career, and the subject of Brock Lesnar came up.
Barrett was able to share a hilarious story about the current Universal Champion from a few years ago when he had an awkward interaction with a fan at the gym.
“In my entire time on the road, I saw Brock in the gym once. Just as we were about to finish up, Brock walks into the gym. I’ve never seen him walk into a gym before, and everyone working out in the gym stops what they’re doing – but I’m not talking about the wrestlers here, I’m talking about all these other people here packed out in this Gold’s Gym – they just stop what they’re doing and they stare at this animal who’s just walked in. ‘What is that?!'”
Barrett went on to state that there was this kid that was following Lesnar around on every machine to the point where The Beast headed to the changing area and told his fellow wrestlers that he was stalking him. Lesnar then headed off to the toilet area before the fan reappeared.
“Anyway, we’re finishing up and then suddenly, this nervous, sixteen-year-old, nerdy kid pops his head around the locker room. Sometimes we get that and people are excited because they’ve seen us on TV and we’re wrestlers for WWE, and they want to meet us. This kid did not care about us at all, it was like we were invisible.”
“He’s sneaking around, he’s looking past us, and then suddenly, he spots the toilet area which was just around the corner from where we’re at. This kid kind of stumbles past walks around the corner and disappears. A small part of me wanted to tell this kid, ‘No, this isn’t the day.’ But another part of my brain thought, ‘Ya know, the boy has to learn.’ So I didn’t say anything; I just kind of looked at Bray Wyatt and he kind of shrugged his shoulders. We all knew that something bad was about to happen. We were just waiting; we were frozen in time. Suddenly, all you hear is, ‘Are you trying to see my f–king penis?!’ Followed by this terrified sixteen-year-old running out of there, through the door, never to be seen again.”
“Now, I kind of guess what happened here was this kid – nobody intentionally tries to see Brock’s penis. But this kid was sixteen-years-old, for him, Superman had just walked in there. He just wanted to absorb the aura of Brock Lesnar and experience what it was like to be in the same room as him. And he was just overcome, overwhelmed by this monster of a man being around him. He just wanted to be as close to him as he could in some way. But the thing that always makes me laugh about the situation was Brock, in his anger, ‘Are you trying to see my f–king penis?'”
“It’s like he got really polite at the very end and just realized that this is some poor sixteen-year-old kid. He didn’t say, ‘Are you trying to see my d–k?’, or whatever would come out naturally. Just the fact that he said penis made that story for me. And that subsequently became a quote [and running joke] in the locker room of WWE. If you’re using the bathroom and Bo Dallas walks around the corner, ‘Are you trying to see my penis?!’ Or whatever it was,” he said via Wrestlinginc.
Lesnar has always had a reputation when it comes to meeting fans, but this is quite an interesting story from Barrett that shows that sometimes wrestlers just want to be left alone so that they can work out.