Brock Edward Lesnar was born on July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota. He was an
accomplished amateur wrestler, finishing his amateur career as a two-time NJCAA
All-American, 1998 NJCAA Heavyweight Champion, two-time NCAA All-American,
two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and the 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion
with a record of 106–5 overall in four years of college. Brock then gained
prominence in WWE, where he was a three-time WWE Champion. After leaving WWE in 2004, Lesnar pursued
a career in the NFL. He played during the preseason for the Minnesota Vikings.
Lesnar returned to professional wrestling at the end of 2005, and joined New
Japan Pro Wrestling, where he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In 2007 Brock started a career in Mixed
Martial Arts and won the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship. In december of 2011 Brock announced his retirement from the sport.
He returned to WWE in april 2012.
WWE 2002 Results
October 20, No Mercy PPV
Brock Lesnar did far more than simply retain the WWE Championship in his Hell in the Cell match with the Undertaker. Lesnar massacred the ‘Taker in a way no one ever has before, completely shattering his already broken hand and leaving him in a pool of his own blood.
Earlier in the night, ‘Taker was vindicated when Tracy-the women who claimed to be having an affair with him-admitted that it really was a long time ago, and Paul Heyman made her lie about it. But that was little consolation to the Undertaker, who failed in his valiant effort to wrest the WWE Championship from the unstoppable Brock Lesnar.
Former TNA champ Bobby Lashley recently made comments about Brock’s decision to retire from MMA (credit: AL):
Lashley: I say Brock Lesnar’s decision was good. A lot of times if you try and do what the media is wanting to force you to do, you miss out on the important things, which is to take care of your families and yourself. I think the longevity Brock can have … there is more risk and less reward in fighting. There is less risk and more reward on WWE. Why go with the less reward and more risk? I would rather go with the less risk and more reward. He can stay with WWE for five years and make … a tremendous amount of money. The fighting crowd … if they think you lose once, you’re the worst fighter in the world. If you win, you’re the best fighter in the world. There is so much up and down. The promoters control pay based on that. The promoters can low ball you one minute and then they can pay you well the next minute. It’s really hard to base your career off of fighting. It’s perfect what (Lesnar) did.
WWE 2002 Results
March 18, Raw (Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec)
Match # 4- Maven [C] vs. Al Snow for the WWF Hardcore Championship
Highlights/Notes – Al runs right down to destroy Maven, showing his student no mercy. A weak trashcan shot by Maven gains him some momentum, but it isn’t enough to keep Snow from coming back with shot after truly vicious shot with the very same lid. Snow screams for him to stay down when Spike attacks. Enter Brock Lesnar, complete with his manager Paul Heyman! He has a powerbomb through the trashcan for Snow, TKO for Maven and some of the sickest bumps ever for Spike. Spike tries to hit him with a broomstick, no sell! Spike gets thrown into the air, literately, and caught by Lesnar who then gives him three power bombs that leave the ring shaking.
Finish – With bodies laying about them Heyman, who JR mentions does not work for the WWF, raises his monsters hand for the no finish and fade out.
Michael Cole mentioned on Raw from London that he is filing a lawsuit against Brock for the storyline injuries he suffered on RAW two weeks ago. Cole called it a private matter and said he would discuss it at a later date.
4-time All-American (amateur) wrestler Logan Storley who was raised in Webster, SD like Brock and also wrestled for the Minnesota Golden Gophers spoke to FOX Sports about following in Lesnar’s footsteps:
“I grew up in the same town as Brock Lesnar. We had the same high school coach. I grew up watching him wrestle and then watching him fight, so I grew up around that.”
“I talk to Brock. He came to a [wrestling] meet this year and I sat down and talked with him about it. I guess I would say I’m pretty close with him. He helped me (with) some of my decisions going from high school to college, so I know he’d give me advice whenever I needed it.”
“It was just cool to see a guy from the same small town and then to have that success he did in the UFC. I knew I was a good wrestler, and after my amateur fights, I did well and I liked it. It was a rush and such a surge to me. Now, I want to be a UFC champ just like Brock did.”