The Next Big Thing is back. That is something people have been saying for days on end, weeks even. Let's just say that the excitement for Brock Lesnar's bold return to the WWE is still running at full blast.
There are very few people in the Universe who are not at least talking about Lesnar and his quickly approaching main event-level showdown against John Cena at Extreme Rules.
However, many people are a bit skeptical of Lesnar. Can he still wrestle? Was he ever really that great of a wrestler in the first place? Is the Next Big Thing really worthy of being considered a premiere player in WWE immediately upon his return?
The answer to those questions will be mostly answered this Sunday on pay-per-view; however, don't doubt Lesnar's natural ability from his first run. Very few men can lay claim to the title of the best big man in WWE history, but Lesnar in his first run had a pretty impressive claim to it.
While he never had too much time to compete with the best of the best, he still managed phenomenal matches in his brief run. His matches with Kurt Angle, the Undertaker, Hulk Higan, the Rock and even Big Show are spectacular matches that simply need to be seen.
Lesnar's natural athleticism is unbelievable, especially with his 300-pound frame. While he is known for his botch at WrestleMania XIX, Lesnar has legitimately hit the Shooting Star Press, a move that men at 200 pounds are scared to attempt.
He can brawl. His strength is unbelievable. His impact and presence are second to almost no one in WWE. He is the complete package in the ring (even though he has been known to be a mess on the mic).
Lesnar has had many great matches, and hopefully he will have more to come in his next year with the company. However, for now, all we can do is look back on what he has done before. The following are the 10 greatest matches of Lesnar's first run with WWE (with videos of all full matches included).