May 8, 2021

BROCK LESNAR

Brock Lesnar is a 43-year-old professional wrestler from Webster, South Dakota, United States. He is signed with the WWE and performs on Monday Night RAW.

Lesnar was an amateur wrestler at Bismarck State College and Minnesota University before he signed with WWE in 2000. Lesnar wrestled for the WWE’s developmental promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he was a three time tag team champion with Shelton Benjamin.

Brock Lesnar’s WWE Debut

At the age of 25, Brock Lesnar made his WWE main roster debut and five months later he won the WWE Championship becoming the youngest champion in the title’s history. Lesnar’s WWE Championship reign lasted 83 days before being pinning for the first time by the Big Show. The following year at WrestleMania XIX, Lesnar defeated Kurt Angle to win his second WWE Championship title. His second reign lasted 118 days.

Lesnar left the WWE in 2004 to pursue a professional football career with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. He was cut before the 2004 season and returned to wrestling in 2005. Lesnar then wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Inoki Genome Federation. He won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on his debut match and is one of the few American wrestlers to hold this title.

In 2006, Brock Lesnar left wrestling again to pursue a career as a mixed martial artist. He initially signed with Hero’s in 2007 but joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) later that year. Lesnar became the UFC Heavyweight Champion after defeating Randy Couture in a technical knockout in 2008. Lesnar retired from MMA after losing to Alistair Overeem in 2011.

Brock Lesnar’s Return to WWE

Brock Lesnar returned to WWE in April 2012 and has since held the WWE Championship title five times and has been the WWE Universal Champion three times. Lesnar also won the King of the Ring tournament in 2002, the Royal Rumble in 2003 and the Money in the Bank (Men’s 2019).

Lesnar came out of retirement in 2016 to fight Mark Hunt at UFC200. He defeated Hunt but Lesnar later tested positive to banned substances and had the result of his victory over Hunt changed to ‘no contest.’ Lesnar has since retired a second time from UFC.

In 2020, Lesnar entered the January Royal Rumble as entrant number one and proceeded to eliminate the first 13 contestants he faced, tying the record for the most eliminations in a Rumble match. He was eliminated by the match’s eventual winner, Drew McIntyre. At Super Showdown in February, he defeated Ricochet in 94 seconds to retain the WWE Championship.

At WrestleMania 36, Brock Lesnar’s fifth reign as WWE Champion ended when he was defeated by Drew McIntyre.

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar

Stats

Birth name: Brock Lesnar
Born: July 12, 1977, Webster, South Dakota, USA
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 286 lb (130 kg)
Spouse: Rena Marlette Greek (Sable)
Children: 4
Ring Name(s): Brock Lesnar
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): The F5

Brock Lesnar’s Social Media:

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Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Collegiate wrestling
    • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • NCAA Division I All-American (1999, 2000)
    • NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion (2000)
    • Big Ten Conference Champion (1999, 2000)
    • National Junior College Athletic Association
    • NJCAA All-American (1997, 1998)
    • NJCAA Heavyweight Champion (1998)
    • North Dakota State University Bison Tournament Champion (1997–1999)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Two successful title defenses
    • Submission of the Night (1 time) vs. Shane Carwin
  • Inoki Genome Federation
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    • WWE Championship (5 times)
    • WWE Universal Championship (3 times)
    • King of the Ring (2002)
    • Money in the Bank (Men’s 2019)
    • Royal Rumble (2003)