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.
It was pretty visible on WWE Raw last night that the Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman segment did not go exactly as planned, as Paul Heyman was trying hard to get fans to chant “Goldberg”, but they were instead cheering for their hometown star Brock Lesnar, and chanting things like “Goldberg sucks” and “Suplex City.”
Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon “blew a gasket” backstage over the reaction from the fans and had Lesnar’s music play to end the segment early. It was noted that the segment was scheduled to go longer, put Vince pulled the plug “right in the middle of it.”
Fans pop as Brock Lesnar makes his way out with Paul Heyman. We get a look back at Bill Goldberg making his return last week.
Heyman says Lesnar has authorized him to come address the situation with this guy, this super dad, this wannabe superhero, this guy who thinks he was Brock Lesnar before there ever was a Brock Lesnar, this guy Goldberg. Fans were chanting Goldberg’s name but they boo the name when Heyman says it. The Goldberg chants start again but so do the Suplex City chants. Heyman says those Goldberg chants are really starting to piss Lesnar off. Heyman goes on and gets the dueling chants started again. The Suplex City chants are definitely louder.
Heyman advises the fans chanting Goldberg to stop before Lesnar takes matters into his own hands. The chants for both Superstars continue. Heyman yells about Lesnar coming home to half of a crowd chanting for Goldberg. He says this is all Goldberg’s fault. A “Goldberg sucks” chant starts now. Lesnar laughs. The music hits as Lesnar and Heyman leave the ring. [report credit: WrestlingInc.com]
Brock Lesnar asked for testing on eye medication and foot cream for clomiphene and clomiphene metabolites in relation to his failed UFC 200 drug tests. MMAjunkie reports that Lesnar’s lawyer told the NSAC of efforts to find out where the substance, which is an estrogen blocker and which Lesnar tested positive for, came from in a request to postpone a disciplinary hearing.
The lawyer said that the tests have been unsuccessful as of yet, writing, “We are still investigating this matter (which investigation includes the ongoing testing of products used by Mr. Lesnar prior to the date of the positive test),” wrote Howard Jacobs. To provide further detail, I am advised that the testing laboratory (Korva Labs) initially tested an eye medication, which was negative for either clomiphene or clomiphene metabolites. Subsequent testing has been conducted on a foot cream; that testing has included three separate extraction attempts, all of which have failed. A fourth extraction attempt is being made by Korva Labs this week.”
Lesnar has been added to the line-up for RAW October 24th in his former hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He will face the returning Goldberg (most likely) at the upcoming Survivor Series PPV on November 20th.
NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett confirmed that the disciplinary hearing for Brock Lesnar has been postponed to a later date.
In granting a continuance for Lesnar’s disciplinary hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that the ex-heavyweight champ is putting together a case after failing a pair of drug tests. During an NSAC meeting in Las Vegas this week, commissioner Pat Lundvall said Lesnar’s continuance was based on his need for “more time to do the testing of the supplements.”
Lesnar failed both in- and out-of-competition drug tests for the estrogen blocker clomiphene in relation to UFC 200. Lesnar was able to face and defeat Mark Hunt via unanimous decision on the card because the results from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab were received on July 14, five days after the event. Lesnar could be suspended for up to two years.