It seems like every day we’re learning about a celebrity who happens to be a huge Ram enthusiast. This time around, a legendary WWE wrestler has gone off on his love for the brand, and he even shared some pictures of his modified truck.
As always, you probably won’t find a similar vehicle on a Ram truck lot in Miami. However, the project could inspire you to modify your own pickup!
Wrestling superstars Brock Lesnar and Stone Cold Steve Austin sat down together in late October, with the duo discussing several of their favorite topics: wrestling, hunting, whiskey, and (of course) trucks.
As Kyle Johnson of TheNewsWheel.com passes along, Lesnar declared himself a “Dodge guy,” and when a picture of his pickup truck flashed up on screen, the big man “beamed and laughed with pride.” Per Johnson, the conversation went something like this:
Lesnar: I’m a Dodge guy. I always have been, and I always will be. I’m a Mopar fan. I’ve got Mopars myself. I’ve got a ’68 Road Runner, my dad’s got a 1969 Super Bee, I’m driving a 2014 Dodge Ram three-quarter-ton. But it’s not…I don’t have it all geeked up.
Stone Cold (talking about picture of truck): Tell me ’bout this guy right here!
Lesnar: That’s my baby, I left that one for last.
Stone Cold: Brock sent me this on a text message, and he don’t ever brag about what he’s got, but I got a Dodge Ram Charger I shared with him.
Lesnar: That’s…that is my million-dollar project. I rescued that truck out of South Dakota, it made it all the way to Minnesota, I had a guy work on it…I had this vision in mind of what I wanted it to look like when it was done. I converted that truck, it was a 360 (cubic-inch) gas (presumably the Magnum V8), and I put a 5.9-liter Cummins in it. I won’t bore you with the rest of it, but it’s a 1978 Dodge Power Wagon, it’s got a brand new interior in it, and that’s my baby girl.
Johnson surmises that the “baby girl” must be a Dodge Ram 250 from at least 1993, featuring a “Quad Cab-modified Power Wagon cab spliced in.” Lesnar did certainly say that his vehicle was a 2014 Dodge Ram, but we wouldn’t blame the wrestler for being a bit confused. There’s a good chance he got the vehicle modified recently, and it probably shares (if not exceeds) the capabilities of the 2014 model.
The writer also wonders if this could lead to a sponsorship deal between the truck brand and Lesnar. After all, Ford did recently sign The Rock as a main spokesperson, so what better way to combat a rival then signing another iconic athlete? Personally, I’d be a big fan of a commercial that compares the durability of a Ram and the durability of Brock Lesnar.
You can listen to more of the conversation below (warning: there’s some mature language).