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.
Heyman mocks Goldberg for getting hit with a F5 last week. Heyman goes on until the Goldberg chants interrupt. Heyman threatens to cut the interview short. He goes on about how Lesnar will take the Universal Title at WrestleMania 33 and how Goldberg will go down via the F5. The music hits and Lesnar marches to the back with Heyman right behind him.
Brock Lesnar and Goldberg’s storied rivalry writes its next chapter at The Showcase of Immortals on Sunday, April 2, at WrestleMania 33. With Goldberg entering the contest 2-0 in their previous encounters and dominating their most recent run-ins, can The Beast Incarnate finally find a way to conquer the one Superstar he hasn’t beaten?
Ever since their first match at WrestleMania XX, Goldberg has had Lesnar’s number, with their latest battles becoming shockingly lopsided. After more than 10 years away from WWE, Goldberg returned in the fall. The former WCW juggernaut destroyed Lesnar in shocking fashion in a “Mega Match” at Survivor Series that ended up lasting a mere one minute and 24 seconds. Then, with Lesnar ready for redemption, Goldberg once again embarrassed his rival by quickly Spearing him and sending him over the top rope in the Royal Rumble Match.
It’s hard to imagine anyone owning Lesnar the way Goldberg has. The four-time WWE Champion has, after all, carved out a career of destruction. He not only ending The Undertaker’s seemingly unbreakable WrestleMania Streak, but since returning to WWE in 2012, he’s decimated every opponent thrown his way. That is, until Goldberg came back.
Now, Lesnar’s immaculate resume of destruction faces the possibility of including a very unsightly asterisk with the name Goldberg. Simply put, The Conqueror needs to defeat Goldberg on The Grandest Stage of Them All in order to erase what’s become the “yeah, but” portion of his career.
Goldberg, meanwhile, has an opportunity to further cement his legacy as one of the most dominant competitors to ever grace the squared circle. And what better way to put an exclamation point on his career than by standing tall over The Beast on The Grandest Stage of Them All?
Find out which legendary behemoth claims victory when Brock Lesnar battles Goldberg on Sunday, April 2, live and exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
Heyman says there comes a time in everyone’s career when they have to admit that there is the one person who has their number. Heyman runs down a list of people that have had their legacy stepped on by Brock Lesnar. Now when you mention Lesnar’s legacy they can now say, “yeah but Goldberg…”. “Yeah but” must be killed. They can’t go on any further until that is no longer a thing. Heyman officially challenges Goldberg to a match against Lesnar at WrestleMania. [report credit: WrestleZone.com]
Pyro goes off as Lesnar marches to the ring. Lesnar goes right after Ambrose and tosses him. Ambrose is eliminated. Lesnar eliminates Ziggler next. Lesnar with Germans on Rusev, Jericho and Corbin. Miz takes a F5. Orton approaches but Lesnar hits him with a F5. Lesnar stands tall as fans start chanting for Goldberg.
Out next comes Enzo Amore, who was not advertised. Enzo charges the ring as Lesnar waits and everyone else is down. Lesnar dares him to enter the ring. Enzo hops on the apron and stares Lesnar down. Enzo takes his shirt off and gets riled up. Enzo charges but Lesnar turns him inside out with a big clothesline. Lesnar eliminates Enzo. Lesnar with a suplex on Sami, then Jericho. Lesnar kicks Rusev and hits him with knees. Lesnar with a snap suplex on Rusev too. The next man out is Bill Goldberg to a pop.
Goldberg marches to the ring as pyro goes off. Lesnar waits. Goldberg enters and ducks a shot from Lesnar. Goldberg spears Lesnar to a pop. Goldberg clotheslines Lesnar over the top. Lesnar is eliminated.
Lesnar can’t believe it. Goldberg takes out Corbin next, then Jericho. Sami attacks but Goldberg hits him with a Jackhammer. Orton and Wyatt double team Goldberg now. Goldberg ducks and nails a double spear on The Wyatts. The next man out is The Undertaker to a pop. [report credit: Wrestlinginc.com]
Goldberg trips over his words and blames the crowd for tripping him up. Maybe he hit his head a bit too hard on the locker on his way out to the ring. Goldberg finally collects himself and says he is going to go win the Royal Rumble and go through either Kevin Owens or Roman Reigns to get his hands on the WWE Universal title. If he has to Spear and Jackhammer 29 other Superstars to do it, he will. Everyone in the back is NE… before Goldberg can finish, Paul Heyman comes out on the stage. Heyman notes the various dream match scenarios we could see at the Rumble. We could see Goldberg in the ring with Randy Orton, the Undertaker, or any of the various surprises WWE pulls out of their tuckus for the Rumble. Or depending on the luck of the draw, Goldberg end up in the ring with Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar comes out on the stage. Heyman tells Goldberg that Sunday Goldberg will be humiliated and emasculated on Sunday night. After that, Lesnar will be the one to throw Goldberg over the top rope. Goldberg tells Lesnar to be a man and comes to the ring. Lesnar walks to the ring as Heyman runs behind him, yelling at him to stop. Lesnar finally gets in the ring. The lights go off. The lights come back on and the Undertaker is in the ring. Lesnar, Goldberg and the Undertaker stare each other down. [report credit: WrestleZone.com]
Reigns says that he can’t complain about what happened last week. As a member of the SHIELD, he used numbers to his advantage. Next time Reigns is in the ring with Owens, Owens will be the one left crying. Reigns declares that he will win the title and main event WrestleMania for the third time in a row. Paul Heyman interrupts and says that Brock Lesnar is here tonight. Heyman gets cut off by the loud “Goldberg” chant. Heyman reminds the crowd that Goldberg is not here this evening. Heyman says he is going to give everyone Royal Rumble spoiler. It is going to go like this: “Eat, Sleep, Eliminate, Repeat!” Reigns reminds Heyman that Lesnar isn’t out with him right now and gets in his face.
Kevin Owens’ music hits and Owens and Jericho hit the ring. Owens tells both Heyman and Reigns they shouldn’t be making any plans for WrestleMania because he is the champ. Jericho says Owens and he will be main eventing WrestleMania and the best part is that no matter who wins, they will remain the Co-Universal/U.S. champions. Seth Rollins hits the ring and says he is going to win the Royal Rumble. Braun Strowman storms the ring. Strowman gets right in Reigns’ face. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and he walks to the ring. Lesnar waits outside the ring. Sami Zayn attacks Strowman from behind. The faces clear the ring. Lesnar hits the ring and suplexes Reigns, then Rollins, and finally Zayn. Lesnar tells Strowman to get in the ring. Strowman gets on the apron, but thinks twice and hops down. Reigns Superman punches Lesnar. Reigns gets distracted by Owens. Lesnar picks up Reigns and F5s him out of his boots. [report credit: WrestleZone.com]
Lesnar has been suspended for one year by USADA after failing two drug tests in relation to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt back in July. Lesnar will be eligible to return to the Octagon on July 15, 2017, one year after his provisional USADA suspension began.
Last month he was also suspended one year and fined $250,000 fine by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) last month. Lesnar’s win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 was also overturned following the suspension and fine.
USADA statment: USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Brock Lesnar, of the Brooklyn Park, M.N., received a one-year sanction, pursuant to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, after testing positive for a prohibited substance on two occasions.
Lesnar, 39, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 28, 2016, and an in-competition urine test conducted on July 9, 2016, at UFC 200 in Las Vegas, Nev. Clomiphene is a prohibited substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the WADA Prohibited List.
Lesnar’s one-year period of ineligibility began on July 15, 2016, the date on which he was provisionally suspended by USADA, and is identical in length to the sanction imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on December 15, 2016. In addition, the NSAC overturned Lesnar’s victory at UFC 200 to a no-contest.
Pursuant to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, all UFC athletes serving a period of ineligibility for an anti-doping policy violation are required to remain in the USADA registered testing pool and make themselves available for testing in order to receive credit for time served under his or her sanction. Furthermore, if an athlete retires during his or her period of ineligibility, the athlete’s sanction will be tolled until such time the athlete notifies USADA of his or her return from retirement and once again makes him or herself available for no-advance-notice, out-of-competition testing.
USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. In an effort to aid UFC athletes, as well as their support team members, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on the UFC Anti-Doping Program website (www.ufc.usada.org) regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.ufc.globaldro.com), conducts educational sessions, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, and periodic athlete alerts.
Brock and Goldberg engage in a stare off. Brock drives Goldberg into the corner. Goldberg shoves Brock to the canvas. Goldberg Spear’s Brock. Goldberg with another Spear to Brock. Paul Heyman is begging for mercy on the outside. Goldberg plants Brock with the Jack Hammer to pickup the victory.
Read more at http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/776193-wwe-survivor-series-results-112016-2/19#u6Mp2jUWrlyj2wlf.99. [report credit: wrestlezone.com/]
After 12 years, Goldberg will return to a WWE ring for a Mega Match against Brock Lesnar, turning the WWE Universe’s fantasy warfare into hard-hitting reality. The battlefield of choice? Survivor Series, live Sunday, Nov. 20, on WWE Network.
Goldberg’s path to the ring went from pie-in-the-sky hypothetical to signed and sealed over a matter of weeks, as Paul Heyman responded to the former World Heavyweight Champion’s noncommittal SportsCenter interview with a challenge on behalf of The Beast Incarnate. Goldberg, Heyman explained, was not just a mirror image of Brock throughout the Monday Night War, but he holds the distinction of a 1-0 record against The Conqueror. This, of course, is something Heyman could not abide, especially given Goldberg’s casual dismissing of Lesnar in the lead-up to the release of WWE 2K17, where both are featured Superstars (Lesnar is the cover athlete; Goldberg a downloadable exclusive).
Even so, Heyman must have been surprised when Goldberg took him up on his offer, declaring The Beast to be “last” on his infamous hit list, with the time and place confirmed one week later on WWE’s official Twitter account. Now, at WWE’s fall classic, Goldberg will either join the ranks of the conquered, or forever be known as The One Who Beat the One in 23-1.
Tune in to see this epic clash of icons when WWE Survivor Series airs live Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 ET/4 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network. [credit: wwe.com]