Brock Lesnar is a once in a lifetime athlete. Perhaps the greatest gift to sports entertainment because he’s not just an ordinary athlete or someone who was handpicked to make it to the top of the WWE.
We hear Paul Heyman say it on a weekly basis, Brock Lesnar is a former NCAA Champion, meaning he’s a legitimate wrestler.
He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s agile and he has the physique to make anyone shake in their boots.
Along with his many wrestling accomplishments both inside and outside of the WWE, Brock Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. This shows he’s a legitimate winner and this is what makes him a beast.
There won’t be anyone quite like Brock Lesnar, probably not in our lifetime anyway. This is what made him and continues to make him the huge attraction he is today.
He will still have a number of impressive matches left in the tank, you never know, he might add another one at WWE Battleground against Seth Rollins.
Over the two stints in the WWE, he has certainly competed in some memorable matches, both wins and losses. But which will go down as the most memorable?
He’s has plenty of encounters with the likes of Kurt Angle and The Big Show which really showed off what he is capable of at a young age.
He had another incredible match as recent as the Royal Rumble when he defeated both John Cena and Seth Rollins to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a match of the year contender.
Brock Lesnar may not be inside of the ring competing a lot, but he has certainly had some very impressive matches in his career.
They might not have been the most technical of matches but the story he’s been able to tell, whether it was as the Next Big Thing or as The Beast Incarnate, he’s always been consistent and genuinely makes his matches believable.
One of the more memorable matches in Lesnar’s career has to be on an episode of SmackDown back in 2002, where he took on the Immortal Hulk Hogan.
Lesnar was the rising star as he was set to challenge for the WWE Undisputed Championship and he managed to pick off another big name.
He defeated a battered and bloodied Hulk Hogan with a bear hug, which really showcased his dominance.
Another one of Lesnar’s more memorable matches I think came at WrestleMania XX, where he took on Goldberg in a losing effort.
At the time it was no secret that Lesnar was on his way out of the WWE and the fans at Madison Square Garden made sure he heard them.
This was right before he flipped them off and ate a Stunner courtesy of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Lesnar did lose the match, but it doesn’t really matter. It was memorable because as fans we thought that was the last time we would ever see Brock Lesnar inside of a WWE ring and even though he came close, he wasn’t able to take out Goldberg in his final match.
#5 – BROCK LESNAR VS. KURT ANGLE – WRESTLEMANIA 19
Any pay-per-view match featuring Kurt Angle is bound to be excellent, but going up against him in the main event of WrestleMania for the WWE Championship is pressure in itself.
As fans we expected that match to go down in history as one of the best wrestling matches in memory and neither man disappointed.
Most fans might remember this as the match where Lesnar hit the botched Shooting Star Press where he landed on his neck, but he continued and he’s still living up to his nickname as the beast.
No ordinary star could have continued. He and Angle gave it their all. The wrestling itself was fantastic.
The reaction by the fans towards the latter stages was great and the fact Angle kicked out of the F5 was also a great touch.
In the end, Lesnar defeated him in a great match that we will always remember.
#4 – BROCK LESNAR VS. EDDIE GUERRERO – NO WAY OUT 2004
No Way Out 2004 was a great SmackDown event, headlined by an almost impossible mission for Eddie Guerrero who would try to dethrone the unbeatable Brock Lesnar.
The Goldberg match at WrestleMania came as a result of what took place here, as Goldberg helped Eddie pick up the win and he shocked the world when he pinned Lesnar.
Even though Lesnar lost, this will always go down as one of his more memorable matches because this is one of his few losses that actually stand out.
He was leaving the WWE but he still went out there and put over Eddie brilliantly. At the same time, he showed that he couldn’t be beaten clean.
The pace of the match was perfect, it played out very well in the ring and on television and it was a genuine rollercoaster of emotions which culminated with Eddie finally winning the title for the very first time.
#3 – BROCK LESNAR VS. THE ROCK – SUMMERSLAM 2002
There’s a reason fans are still calling for The Rock and Brock Lesnar to meet again in the ring, preferably at WrestleMania.
The reason for this is the first and only time they faced off, Brock Lesnar was the up and coming challenger who had his eyes set on The Rock’s WWE Undisputed Championship.
The Rock was on his way out at this point trying to create his now very successful Hollywood career so this did feel like a ‘passing of the torch’ moment between the two and fans knew they had something special on their hands.
Lesnar finished off a great back and forth match between the two – where they both showcased their incredible athleticism – before Lesnar he hit the F5 to become the youngest WWE Champion in history, the first time in his career.
This win definitely put Lesnar on the map and is the reason he is such a dominant force today.
#2 – BROCK LESNAR VS. JOHN CENA – SUMMERSLAM 2014
Another recent match which suggests Brock Lesnar has still got it, where he took on John Cena at last year’s SummerSlam event to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Credit goes to John Cena for allowing to be dominated in such brutal fashion as the face of the company, but at the end of the day it was the correct move to establish Lesnar as the beast.
16 suplexes and the most one-sided championship bout in history showed that Lesnar never lost it, and no title match in the future will go down like this one did because it actually felt like a legitimate beat down.
It will take some doing by Lesnar himself to overtake this bout as one of his most memorable.
#1 – BROCK LESNAR VS. THE UNDERTAKER – WRESTLEMANIA XXX
Was there any other match that would go down as Lesnar’s most memorable? It’s the very reason he’s being considered as one of the greats because he has the one achievement nobody else has.
He has won championships, but so have many other superstars. But no man can say they have conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak, the one in 21-1 which is a massive, massive honour.
On paper, there are a few stars fans could argue ‘deserved’ to end The Undertaker’s streak. These range from Sting to Kane but in a legitimate world, nobody other than Brock Lesnar was the correct choice.
He alongside Paul Heyman have ensured that the mystique behind the streak still lives to this day, no other star has managed to accomplish that.
Heading into the match everyone assumed The Undertaker would win, that Lesnar would just be another name, another challenger.
But when the referee hit the three count we assumed it was an error, the whole arena went silent like they’ve never done before and it was a genuine shock, perhaps the biggest in WWE history.
Nothing in Brock Lesnar’s career will top that as his most memorable match.
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