'So disrespectful': WWE great accused of 'very wrong' act

Chris Young
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
A 50-50 split image shows Brock Lesnar on the left and Terri Runnels on the right.
WWE great Brock Lesnar has been accused of sexual harassment by wrestling legend Terri Runnels. Pictures: Getty Images/Instagram/theterrirunnels

WWE superstar wrestler Brock Lesnar is under the microscope after a female wrestling legend went public with claims the 43-year-old sexually harassed her several years ago.

Wrestling great Terri Runnels opened up about an incident involving Lesnar in the WWE changerooms which occurred just before 2004.

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Runnels, an iconic wrestler from the WCW in the late 1980s and early ‘90s who forged a successful broadcasting and management career following her time in the ring, said Lesnar had committed a confronting and lewd act directed at her during an interview on the Kee on Sports podcast.

“I don’t have a lot of respect for Brock, I don’t think Brock respects wrestling fans,” Runnels said.

“Brock did something that if it was in today’s day and time… you know.

“He showed his penis to me and called my name as I was walking past where he was in the dressing room and opened his towel so I could see his manly bits.

“I would have much rather him not be so disrespectful of a female that’s been in this business for as long as I have been.

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Runnels first reported the incident in when it happened over 16 years ago, saying she felt compelled to shine a light on her allegations once again thanks to the #SpeakOut movement, which has seen several male wrestlers from various federations have allegations levelled against them.

The WWE issued a statement in light of Runnels’ renewed push for accountability, saying the organisation stood against any act of that kind.

"Individuals are responsible for their own personal actions,” the statement read.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

“Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended.

“Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated.

“WWE's ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE.”