Warning: The following post about Brock Lesnar and his WWE status contains descriptions of alleged sexual violence by Vince McMahon and John Laurinitis and may not be suitable for all readers.
This past week, a dark cloud hung over pro wrestling as allegations against Vince McMahon, John Laurinitis, Brock Lesnar, and others began to emerge. Former WWE employee Janel Grant alleges that McMahon groomed her to be sex trafficked to fellow WWE executives and stars, with Laurinitis and Lesnar explicitly named. Grant claims that McMahon and Laurinitis regularly used her for sex and, on one occasion, locked her in a room at WWE Headquarters so they could assault her. McMahon, through his attorney, has denied the allegations.
Grant also says that McMahon had her send customized sexually explicit content to Lesnar during a period when the company was trying to re-sign him. McMahon also allegedly pushed for the two to set up a date to have a sexual encounter. Due to inclement weather, COVID-19, and other excuses Grant came up with, she says the encounter with Lesnar did not happen.
In light of the allegations, Lesnar was reportedly pulled from the WWE Royal Rumble this past Saturday and replaced by Bron Breakker. The WWE NXT star was eliminated by Dominik Mysterio, which was supposed to be how Lesnar was eliminated and would have set up a match with the young star at WWE Elimination Chamber. With CM Punk injured and questions swirling about Seth Rollins’ injury status, Lesnar is another big name off the board during the WWE WrestleMania 40 season.
In an update, the Wrestling Observer reports that Lesnar is not expected to be around “for a while,” and some believe he may never be back.
This is not the first time Lesnar has been accused of bad behavior by a female who worked for WWE. In the infamous Dark Side Of The Ring: Plane Ride From Hell episode, former WWE star Terri Runnels reiterated a claim she has made in the past that Lesnar exposed himself to her backstage at the 2002 WWE Insurrextion pay-per-view. The event took place one day before the Plane Ride From Hell.
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