10 things you didn’t know about Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar’s childhood nickname was …

Although it’s probably not the best idea to give Brock Lesnar any type of flippant nickname these days — let alone to his face — one of the behemoth’s childhood friends used to tease Lesnar with a less-than-complimentary moniker.

“I used to call him ‘Broccoli,’ ” Lesnar’s childhood friend, Justin Gaikowski, explains on the WWE DVD “Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain!” “When you’re young, nobody likes to eat broccoli. I’d be like, ‘Hey, Broccoli! You’ve got bad taste!’ ”

Years later, Lesnar would earn himself a much more fitting namesake: “The Next Big Thing.”