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.
The Beast and The Viper are going to war again. Just more than a week after a controversial TKO loss to Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, Randy Orton confirmed on Twitter that he will receive a rematch against The Conqueror at the WWE Live Event in Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, Sept. 24.
The match at SummerSlam was arguably Lesnar’s most savage performance since returning to WWE in 2012, and one of the most agonizing defeats for The Apex Predator in some time. The Beast laid into Orton with a barrage of strikes that busted him open and forced WWE officials to call the match off, awarding the victory to Lesnar.
Orton received 10 staples as a result of Lesnar’s assault, and The Beast was fined by Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon for his actions. Hopefully, Lesnar has his checkbook ready for “The Rematch.” Come to think of it, Orton might want to set a few dollars aside, too. He does not take well to being upstaged, and it’s just as likely that The Beast ends up on the receiving end of some ruthless aggression this time around.
USADA announced Wednesday that Lesnar could be facing a maximum suspension of just one year for his recent drug test failures, and not the traditional two-year ban.
Lesnar failed drug tests by testing positive for hydroxy clomiphene in and around his fight at UFC 200.
The reason for the shorter suspension is that hydroxy clomiphene is classified as a “specified substance” under the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) code. According to that code, that means it’s “susceptible to a credible non-doping explanation”. To WADA, specified substances can enter the body inadvertently, allowing governing bodies to limit suspensions.
Lesnar still faces the possibility of fines and/or suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission. On Tuesday, Lesnar was placed under temporary suspension while he awaits a full hearing. This is the first PED suspension for him and penalties are usually less severe for first-time offenders.
The highly discussed Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton WWE SummerSlam match finish went down pretty much as planned, with conflicting information being reported regarding the use of blood in the match.
According to PWInsider.com, the match finish did indeed go down as planned, but the report notes the finish was “greatly debated” before SummerSlam.
A meeting reportedly took place backstage before SummerSlam including Triple H, Mark Carrano, Brock Lesnar and possibly Paul Heyman. During the meeting the match finish was finalized, but not before it was discussed and “negotiated.” The meeting took place about an hour or two before the PPV began.
It was announced earlier today that Stephanie McMahon had “fined” Brock Lesnar $500 for his actions against Shane McMahon at WWE SummerSlam, and during Smackdown Live tonight, Shane McMahon addressed the F5 on Sunday night and Stephanie’s subsequent fining of Lesnar in a backstage interview. Shane said it’s clear neither Lesnar nor Stephanie is taking what Lesnar did seriously, and he added “you want a sound byte? This thing between me and Lesnar, it’s far from over”. So it appears as if WWE is planting the seeds for a possible Lesnar vs Shane feud sometime down the line.
Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was handed a temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday for failing a pair of drug tests in relation to UFC 200.
The NAC confirmed during a hearing that Lesnar tested positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene during an out-of-competition test on June 28 as well as an in-competition test at UFC 200. In his first MMA bout in nearly five years, Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision in the evening’s co-main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Lesnar will receive a formal hearing a later date and faces a potential two-year suspension from USAD and the NAC as well as fines. The WWE star earned a disclosed purse of $2.5 million at UFC 200.
A backstage altercation between Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho did go down last night after WWE SummerSlam, and The Beast made a few statements during the encounter that would’ve caused any average man to piss himself.
Sources tell Pro Wrestling Sheet that Jericho was acting as a locker room leader who truly believed Brock had attacked Randy Orton during the main event, and Y2J was looking for answers.
The Sheet was told Chris was repeatedly asking for clarification from everyone in the Gorilla position, but wasn’t getting answers because backstage footage was still being shot by crew members.
Brock, however, heard Jericho say this was “bullsh*t” and loudly told the longtime wrestler that this was none of his business. That set Y2J off and he continued asking questions, causing Lesnar to push him. When that happened, Jericho rushed in and tried getting face-to-face with The Beast.
We’re told Brock kissed him on the forehead at that point … then said, “kiss me back, p*ssy.”
Our sources say Jericho didn’t back down though. He actually stepped up and got in Lesnar’s face, ready to fight. But Brock responded, with his arms behind his back, saying “hit me or kiss me, bitch” … causing everyone in the area to swarm in and break them apart, including Triple H.
Things didn’t calm down though, and Vince McMahon eventually rushed in to usher Brock away, while yelling at Chris to be more professional. Jericho fired back at his boss, saying Lesnar was the unprofessional one who started “shooting” on his co-worker … to which Vince replied, “It’s a work! What’s wrong with you?!” implying the blood job was planned in some way.
Shortly after, the two sides went their separate ways backstage.
[Results via: WrestlingInc.com] Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and out first comes Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman to a pop. We see Stephanie and Foley watching backstage as Lesnar hits the ring. Heyman gives a quick introduction before Randy Orton makes his way out to a pop.
They meet in the middle of the ring and we get the bell. They bounce around and size each other up. Lesnar attacks first and takes Orton into the corner with many big thrusts. Lesnar beats Orton down. Orton stops the first German suplex. Orton with back elbows and a dropkick. Lesnar blocks a RKO and smiles. Lesnar hits the first German.
Lesnar with another German and more offense in the corner. Lesnar with the third German. Orton continues beating Orton around as he smiles. Lesnar with another German. Orton fights back out of the corner but Lesnar stops him with more big thrusts. Lesnar with the fifth German suplex. Lesnar keeps control and hits another German. Orton goes to the floor for a breather but Lesnar follows. Orton fights back with forearms but Lesnar knees him. Lesnar slams Orton on one of the international announce tables. Orton falls over the barrier. Lesnar brings him back over and throws him back on the table, this time it smashes into pieces.
Lesnar brings it back in the ring and looks down at Orton laughing. Lesnar goes for another German and nails #7. They go back to the floor and Lesnar takes apart the RAW announce table. Lesnar goes on top of the table with Orton. Lesnar picks Orton up on the table but Orton nails a RKO outta nowhere. Orton heads back in the ring as Lesnar crawls behind him. Lesnar comes back in but Orton meets him with a second rope draping DDT. Orton nails another RKO as Lesnar gets up. Lesnar kicks out at 2.
Orton readies as Heyman goes nuts at ringside. Orton charges and Lesnar catches him in the F5 for a close 2 count. Lesnar mounts Orton and pounds on him now. Lesnar with elbows and forearms on top of Orton. Lesnar stops and gets one last punch in before getting up off Orton, who isn’t moving. Orton is bleeding pretty bad from the forehead now. The referee puts on his globes and a trainer comes in to tend to the cut. Heyman and Lesnar watch from the corner. Lesnar comes over and stops the trainer by unloading on Orton. Lesnar pounds on Orton’s bloody forehead. The referee backs him off and the trainer goes back to working on Orton. Fans chant for Bill Goldberg.
Lesnar pounds on Orton some more before standing tall as some fans boo. The referree calls for the bell.
Winner by TKO: Brock Lesnar
After JoJo makes the announcement, some fans boo as Heyman raises Lesnar’s arm in the air. Trainers and referees check on a bloody Orton. Lesnar smiles and goes back to work on Orton, beating on his forehead. Shane McMahon comes to the ring and Lesnar doesn’t back down. Lesnar won’t let Shane get to Orton to check on him. Lesnar grabs Shane and lays him out with a F5. Heyman hits his knees and throws a fit, asking Lesnar what did he just do. Shane recovers as Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring. More Goldberg chants from the crowd. Fans boo as Lesnar and Heyman head up the ramp. We see a bloody Orton push away a trainer int he corner. Shane sits up and stares at Lesnar. Lesnar stops and turns round, staring back at the ring. SummerSlam goes off the air as Lesnar heads to the back.