When Brock Lesnar entered WWE, he brought with him a championship amateur career and an overwhelming physique. The impressive combination caused many to believe they were looking for “The Next Big Thing.” Over the course of his WWE career, Lesnar proved those predictions to be correct.
Under the tutelage of Paul Heyman, Lesnar made an immediate impact upon his 2002 debut. A mere three months into his career, he defeated Rob Van Dam to win the prestigious King of the Ring tournament. Two months after that, he beat The Rock for the WWE Championship. In short, Lesnar accomplished more in half a year than most Superstars do during an entire career.
Over the next two years, Lesnar continues to shine, especially against Undertaker. At No Mercy in 2002, he defeated the “Deadman” inside the demonic Hell in a Cell. At the following year’s event, Lesnar beat Undertaker in a Biker Chain Match. He even last eliminated the “Deadman” to win the 2003 Royal Rumble. With his victory in the Rumble, Lesnar earned the opportunity to challenge Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XIX.
With visions of making it big in the NFL, Lesnar left WWE in 2004. While fans never saw him on the gridiron, he soon announced he was starting a career in mixed martial arts. Before illness derailed his career, fans were treated to a taste of his past in October 2010, when Brock engaged in a chilling staredown with the Undertaker after a bout.
On April 2, 2012, Brock made a shocking return the night after WrestleMania XXVIII and attacked John Cena.
Return To WWE
Following an eight-year hiatus, Brock Lesnar made a shocking return to WWE the day after WrestleMania XXVIII and obliterated John Cena with the F-5. On the following week’s episode of Raw SuperShow, Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and brand General Manager John Laurinaitis proclaimed Lesnar as the new face of WWE and announced that he would face Cena at Extreme Rules on April 29, 2012. Facing off in an Extreme Rules Match at the sold-out Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion dominated the contest until Cena struck Lesnar in the face with a steel chain wrapped around his fist. The Cenation Commander-in-Chief then hoists his bloodied opponent up for the Attitude Adjustment, slamming Lesnar on the steel steps to win the match.
The following night on Raw Supershow, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H decreed that Lesnar’s deal with Laurinaitis the previous week will not be upheld—contract demands he “bullied” out of Laurinaitis—as it had not been approved by himself. According to Triple H, if Lesnar wanted to continue to compete in WWE, he would have to do so under the original terms of his contract—not under the terms he negotiated with the General Manager. This caused the always unpredictable Lesnar to fly into a rage and break the WWE Chief Operating Officer’s arm with a devastating Kimura Lock. While members of the WWE Universe awaited Lesnar’s legal representation, they got someone else instead the following week on Raw SuperShow: Paul Heyman, the father of ECW and Lesnar’s former manager in WWE. The wrestling innovator said Lesnar asked him to personally appear and read a statement. In the written address, Lesnar took shots at Triple H, saying the WWE Chief Operating Officer is jealous of him, and expressed anger at how he has been treated in the sports-entertainment organization. The statement concluded with a stunning revelation: Brock has quit WWE and he’s “never coming back.” Heyman later announced that Lesnar was filing a lawsuit against WWE for breach of contract.
On June 17, 2012 at No Way Out, Triple H challenged Lesnar to a match at SummerSlam. He was not present at the pay-per-view event, and rebuffed the challenge the following night on Raw. The following month at Raw 1000, Stephanie McMahon goaded Heyman into accepting the match on his client’s behalf. At SummerSlam on August 19, 2012, Lesnar reigned supreme over Triple H in a No Disqualification Match as he beat “The King of Kings” via submission after once again breaking his arm—in the fictional world of WWE—with the Kimura. Lesnar crowned himself the new “King of Kings” the following night on Raw and vowed to leave WWE after defeating Triple H since he had conquered everyone in WWE.
“The Beast Incarnate” returned on the January 28, 2013 episode of Raw to confront Mr. McMahon, who was on the verge of terminating Heyman’s contract. Despite Heyman’s pleas, Lesnar nailed McMahon with a devastating F5, breaking the Chairman’s pelvis in the fictional world of WWE.
For Your Information
In 2003, Sable made a shocking return to WWE, where she was featured in another Playboy spread—this time with Torrie Wilson. During this time, Lesnar stood atop the blue brand as WWE Champion, and the two met. They became a couple in short order and were engaged in 2004. The two went their separate ways in early 2005, but reconciled later that year and tied the knot on May 6, 2006.
The famous couple have two sons together, Turk, who was born in June 2009, and Duke, who was born July 2010. Lesnar is the stepfather of Mero’s daughter with her late husband Wayne Richardson, Mariah. (Brock Lesnar With Wife Sable »)
Who Will Brock Lesnar Face At WrestleMania 32?
December 18, 2015 – Following this week’s major events at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs and Raw, WWE higher-ups have begun making preliminary plans for WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With Brock Lesnar slotted to be a featured attraction at the event, who will his opponent be?
As of this week, Lesnar was penciled in to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32.
For some fans, Lesnar vs. Wyatt is a dream match, especially since “The Beast Incarnate” has yet to cross paths with The Wyatt Family. Here is a fan’s perspective on how this intriguing match-up could play out.
This program is not only fresh simply because of the competitors, but in the dynamic of how Wyatt has been booked. Instead of Wyatt instigating a fight and cutting formulaic promos building to an eventual pay-per-view showdown, he would be on defense. He would be the target, and his adversary would be the one initiating the program. Wyatt’s biggest rivalries (Kane, Cena, Dean Ambrose, Undertaker, Roman Reigns) have all commenced in the exact same fashion. It’s time to shake it up a bit.
In Lesnar’s case, taking on such a unique opponent in such a unique context would be a drastic change from the typical drive for competition and accolades that has been thematic in his return to WWE. He’s simply never faced a force quite like the Wyatts.
As weird as it sounds, the four members of The Wyatt Family are menacing enough to provide a legitimate threat. Having Lesnar destroy Strowman would be a huge moment considering the depths to which the WWE has gone to protect his credibility.
Besides, can you imagine the promos between Wyatt and Paul Heyman? There’s money to be made here.