I am honored and thrilled to be working with the Aberdeen Wings, Strot said. I want to thank (owner) Greg Odde and Pete Sauer for bringing me aboard. My experience being here as an opposing coach, I have first-hand seen the enthusiasm and dedication of the Wings fans. I have always felt Aberdeen has the greatest fans in the league, and I am looking forward to being a part of this team and the community.
PWInsider.com reported that Brock Lesnar this week signed a one-year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment and is obligated to make at least two appearances a month through Wrestlemania 29 on April 7, 2013.
Here is a timeline for the Webster native:
April 2, 2012: Returned to WWE, beat up John Cena on Monday Night Raw in Miami.
Dec. 30, 2011: Retired from the UFC following his loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.
March 30, 2011: Made debut as a coach on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter.
2009: Battled diverticulitis (and again in 2011 when he underwent an operation that removed part of his colon).
Dec. 8, 2008: Lesnar credited his success to his family and high school and college coaches - like former Webster coach John Schiley, telling reporters that his South Dakota roots are never far from his heart and mind. I wouldn't be where I am today without the people in my life, Lesnar said. My mom and dad (Richard and Sharon) and the rest of my family (siblings Chad, Troy and Brandi), my high school and college coaches and so many other people. I believed in myself, but they also believed in me. I'm glad to have come from South Dakota and had the upbringing that I did. That's my home, and it always will be.
Nov. 15, 2008: Won Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight championship from Randy Couture.
October 2007: Joined UFC.
June 2, 2007: Started Mixed Martial Arts and won first fight over Min Soo Kim in 69 seconds.
May 6, 2006: Married former professional wrestler/model/playmate Renal Sable Mero. He has four children, including a stepdaughter.
Fall 2005: Returned to pro wrestling, joining New Japan Pro Wrestling where he won the heavyweight championship in his first match.
Aug. 30, 2004: Was among the last to be cut by the Minnesota Vikings.
July 27, 2004: Signed one-year contract with Vikings for $230,000, the rookie minimum.
May 2004: The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Lesnar ran a 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds during a workout for NFL scouts.
March 2004: Walked away from a seven-year, $45 million WWE contract to try out for the NFL. Had not played football since fall 1995, his senior year at Webster High School.
Jan. 19, 2003: Lesnar won the 30-man WWE Royal Rumble, lastly eliminating The Undertaker. Lesnar had to defeat The Big Show in a Royal Rumble qualifying match earlier in the night.
Aug. 25, 2002: Defeated The Rock to become the youngest ever WWE champion at 25.