Brock Lesnar’s big appeal is that he works stiff. He’s a former UFC heavyweight champion and is known for his real-fight aura and stiff punches, slams and suplexes.
But sometimes that style comes with consequences. Just ask Jamie Noble.
Lesnar broke three of Noble’s ribs in a stiff move on Raw. Lesnar drove Noble through the barricade between the ring and the fans, driving his shoulder into Noble, crushing him.
I would like to thank WWE staff and all the fans for nice messages. I have 3 broke ribs. Couldn’t breathe at first.
— Jamie Noble (@WWENoble) June 23, 2015
The camera angle picked up Noble’s face — screaming in pain — as Lesnar jammed him. We never saw Noble again on the broadcast. Noble was supposed to rally back and join Joey Mercury, Kane and Seth Rollins in a beat-down on Lesnar, but instead Noble was stretchered out because he couldn’t breathe.
Sometimes these things happen in the WWE ring. Lesnar works hard and he’s not used to wrestling a small guy like Noble. No word on when Noble will be back, but it’s a good reminder that that they don’t call Brock Lesnar “The Beast” for nothing.