During his initial run with the WWE from 2000-2004, Brock Lesnar was as much of a monster as he is today. However, it is no secret that he had some problems with substance abuse, which was clear during an incident during a 2002 flight.
That seven-hour flight has been dubbed “The Plane Ride From Hell” after Lesnar and a few of his wrestling colleagues caused havoc on the plane. Lesnar joined ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” and spoke about the incident, which involved a physical confrontation with the late “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig.
“It was full of booze and Vicodin and being stuck on an airplane for seven hours on an overseas trip,” Lesnar said. “What else are you gonna do, besides maybe pass out and fall asleep or get into trouble? And we did both.”
Host Dan Le Batard pressed for more details on his altercation with Hennig. Brock Lesnar said he couldn’t provide them simply because he doesn’t remember what happened on that flight.
“Honestly, I was drunk and high,” Lesnar said. “I couldn’t even tell you what happened. All I know is when we got off the plane we got reprimanded and that’s it.”
During that period in the WWE, these occurrences were very commonplace. Today, however, Lesnar or anyone else wouldn’t last an hour with the company after an incident such as his from nearly 15 years ago.
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