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.”
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.
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.