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.
Kurt Angle recently did a Q&A with fans on his Facebook page. Below is his answer on who he thinks is a tougher opponent – Brock Lesnar or Stone Cold Steve Austin:
That’s a difficult question. Austin was aggressive and physical. He was always pressing me. Lesnar is a beast, an animal, a rare breed. They dominated in different ways. Both are rugged. But who frightens me more? Lesnar
Apparently WWE at one point had plans for Brock Lesnar to be a gay character in their television storylines.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE was playing with the idea of debuting a gay character in 2002 that would be a tough guy who outs himself as being gay, but would do none of the stereotypes and would be portrayed as a kick-ass main eventer. The idea was for the person to be Lesnar when he made his debut that year.
The idea originally came from two of WWE’s magazine writers, one of whom was Brian Solomon. Solomon reportedly pitched the idea directly to Stephanie McMahon that year, with the pitch being that it would blow fans away to see an unstoppable hyper-masculine bad ass revealing himself to be gay, and be pushed as a top babyface.
The Undertaker is currently scheduled to get his win back against Brock Lesnar but it’s still a question as to whether or not that will happen at SummerSlam or if it will saved until WrestleMania 32, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. It’s expected that the Undertaker vs. Lesnar match at SummerSlam will end up playing a part in the storyline for one of the big matches at WrestleMania.
In-Ring Promo (Undertaker explains his actions at Battleground):
The lights go out and a gong sounds. The Undertaker has returned to Raw for a rare appearance on Raw.
Undertaker growls for a moment and he says that he stands here tonight, a relentless, remorseless, cold blooded vengeful grim reaper. Streaks are made to be broken. That is the painful truth. Lesnar, you had to continuously, week after week. Month after month, remind everyone of your greatest accomplishment. Now I say enough is enough.
You have taken what was once smoldering ashes and turned it into a raging inferno. Last night was my true resurrection. You can’t kill what won’t die. Unleashed forces will not set our careers towards new destinies. And I will challenge your mortality. I will conquer what has yet to be conquered. In the end, just like all living things, be it man or beast, you will rest in peace.
Paul Heyman is in the ring and he has something to say to The Undertaker.
Paul says that his client should be the WWE Heavyweight Champion right now. Paul asks why isn’t Brock Lesnar the WWE Champion? Is it because Seth Rollins outwrestled Brock Lesnar? No. Is it because Seth Rollins outfought Brock Lesnar? No. Is it because Seth Rollins could survive his trip to Suplex City? No. Is it because Seth Rollins beat, pinned, or tapped out Brock Lesnar? Is it because Seth kicked out of an F-5? No.
His client is not the champion because of the demonic resurrection of the Undertaker. For those of you who subscribe to the WWE Network, last night you witnessed history. For the first time since April 6, 2014, Brock Lesnar went face to face with the Undertaker. Why is that date so significant? On that night, his client, Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania.
Paul says it bothers you, but not as much as it pisses off the Undertaker. Think about how long the Undertaker waited to exact his revenge on Brock Lesnar. 469 days since Wrestlemania 30. Paul brags about that fact because it is the greatest accomplishment of his client. Why wouldn’t he brag about it. You think about every single man who tried to conquer that streak. A Listers like Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Edge, and Batista. They all failed.
Paul reminds us that his client Brock Lesnar succeeded. What happens now? The Undertaker comes back for revenge. A violent retribution must accompany an avenger. A man larger than death decided to attack Brock Lesnar because Brock took the Undertaker’s biggest claim to fame. Undertaker took what is most important to his client, the right to be the WWE Champion.
At SummerSlam, the Pheonom . . . The Badass . . . The Undertaker against the Beast . . . The Conqueror . . . Brock Lesnar.
Since the Undertaker wants to make this personal, allow him. Paul says his client conquered YOUR UNDEFEATED STREAK at Wrestlemania. His client conquered YOUR UNDEFEATED STREAK at Wrestlemania. You sold your soul to the devil for revenge. You can sell your soul to the devil, but your ass belongs to Brock Lesnar.
The lights go out and the gong sounds. The Undertaker appears in the ring and Paul begs for mercy in the corner.
Brock Lesnar’s music plays and the announcers leave as Brock makes his way to the ring. Brock takes Taker down and punches him.
Hunter comes to the stage and he waves security to the ring. That works about as well as every other security separates two guys much bigger than the members of security.
After that fails and Taker goes after Brock, some of the wrestlers make their way to the ring to separate Brock and Taker. Half the roster holds Brock in one corner while the other half holds Taker in the other. Brock escapes and goes to the floor and he goes after Taker. They are separated.
Brock breaks free and he goes after Taker. Now it is Taker’s turn to go after Brock and they fight on the floor.
Backstage Segment (brawl):
We are back and Brock is walking out of the arena while wrestlers are trying to talk sense to him. Undertaker ruins this moment of peace and he goes after Brock. Brock is held back and then he attacks a table before going after Undertaker again.
Kansas City’s finest and other wrestlers have Brock against the wall and he is taken away with zip ties around his hands. Brock tells them not to touch him.
The Undertaker will attempt to avenge the most historic defeat in WWE history when he rises from the ashes to challenge Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Lesnar notoriously conquered The Phenom’s legendary WrestleMania undefeated streak, defeating him at WrestleMania 30 after three vicious F-Ss to become the “one” in 21-1. The Streak was shattered, the WWE Universe was left dumbfounded and The Deadman was rushed to the emergency room, not to be seen again for the better part of a year.
Lesnar used the historic victory to springboard into a year of dominance, winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, eviscerating all challengers and cutting the ribbon on Suplex City, all while his advocate, Paul Heyman, reminded anyone in earshot that Lesnar was the lone individual to conquer the unbreakable Streak. However, Lesnar and Heyman learned at WWE Battleground that while The Streak was able to be broken, ample life still resides within The Deadman.
After a year-plus of The Anomaly and the advocate reminding the WWE Universe about that fateful night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — and nearly a week after Lesnar smashed steel steps over the ankle of The Last Outlaw’s brother, Kane, on WWE’s flagship show —The Undertaker returned at WWE Battleground to confront The Beast.
The Mayor of Suplex City, shocked by the sound of the chilling gong and the sudden appearance of WWE’s most illustrious slayer, was as stunned silent as the 75,167 faithful in New Orleans the night The Streak was seized. The rage in The Undertaker’s eyes was absolute — he waited 15 months for this moment and made the most of it, Chokeslamming Lesnar and delivering two thunderous Tombstones, costing Lesnar the World Heavyweight Championship in the process. The statement was loud and clear: The end of The Streak only sparked the beginning of an otherworldly war.
The next night on Raw, The Deadman promised to make Lesnar rest in peace and physically threatened Heyman, backing the advocate into a corner. This prompted The Anomaly’s arrival, ensuing in a massive brawl between the two that carried out through the entire arena and even into the streets. The savages could not be broken up and were only finally separated after police forced them into two squad cars.
What will happen when these two icons meet again at the 28th anniversary of SummerSlam? Will The Phenom avenge The Streak by being the first man to pin or make Lesnar submit in over two years? Or will The Beast conquer yet again and prove his unwavering dominance cannot be stopped, whether by the living, the dead or even the resurrected?
To find out, watch SummerSlam, live on the award-winning WWE Network on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!