Brock Lesnar's 10 Greatest Moments as a WWE Superstar
Since making a surprising return to WWE in April 2012, Brock Lesnar has put together a 2-2 record while working on a limited schedule. Still, he is one of the company's biggest draws.
But prior to leaving the company following WrestleMania 20, Lesnar was quickly putting together one of the best careers the WWE Universe had ever seen.
Lesnar rose to success in record time and had his hand raised following a match much more often than not. He has won multiple titles and has done so against the best the wrestling business has to offer.
Here, we will relive the top moments of Lesnar's WWE career. Note that these are in chronological order rather than a top-10 countdown.
Lesnar Makes His Debut
On the episode of Monday Night Raw following WrestleMania 18, Al Snow, Maven and Spike Dudley were involved in a Triple Threat Hardcore Rules match.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Brock Lesnar joined the match in progress, giving the WWE Universe their first glimpse at his freakish abilities.
And he wasn't alone. Outside the ring was Paul Heyman, barking orders as Brock attacked and dismantled all three men.
Winning King of the Ring
Just three months after making his WWE debut, Brock Lesnar won one of the company's biggest prizes—the King of the Ring tournament.
Lesnar put his name up there with guys like Bret Hart, Triple H, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Kurt Angle as Superstars who had won this tournament.
Lesnar advanced over Bubba Ray Dudley, Booker T and Test before defeating Rob Van Dam in the tournament final.
Destroying Hulk Hogan
Very few times in Hogan's career has he been thoroughly dominated the way he was in this match. As Lesnar prepared for an upcoming WWE title shot, he punished the Hulkster.
Lesnar used a bear hug to sap Hogan's energy and put him away. After the match, Lesnar wiped Hogan's blood across his chest in a very symbolic and unforgettable scene.
Winning WWE Title at SummerSlam 2002
Brock Lesnar's meteoric rise to the top of WWE continued into SummerSlam 2002 where he faced The Rock for the WWE title.
WWE did an incredible job building this match, helping it become one of the best main events in SummerSlam history.
Though it took some assistance from Paul Heyman, Lesnar was able to continue his torrid winning streak, defeating The Rock to become the youngest WWE champion in history.
Defeating Undertaker Inside Hell in a Cell
Following his victory over The Rock, Brock Lesnar was faced with a huge challenge as he put his WWE Title on the line against The Undertaker at the No Mercy pay-per-view.
Not only would Lesnar have to defeat one of the toughest Superstars in WWE history, he would have to do so inside the Hell in a Cell structure, a match Undertaker helped make famous.
Much like he did against Hogan, Lesnar did things to Undertaker that no one ever had before. After countering a Tombstone piledriver, Lesnar delivered the F-5 to win the match and retain the belt.
Winning the Royal Rumble
After suffering the first pinfall loss of his career at the 2002 Survivor Series, Brock Lesnar was on a quest to regain the WWE Title.
Lesnar came to the 2003 Royal Rumble needing to defeat The Big Show, the man who had taken his title, just to get into the Royal Rumble match. Lesnar got the win over Big Show but needed to outlast 29 other Superstars later that night.
Brock got the benefit of coming into the match at No. 29 and the last two men in the match were he and The Undertaker.
Lesnar was able to toss Undertaker out of the ring to win the match and earn a spot in the main event of WrestleMania 19.
WrestleMania 19 in Seattle would play host to a highly anticipated match between two of the best pure athletes the WWE had ever seen.
Kurt Angle defended the WWE title against Brock Lesnar in an excellent match to close the show. Unfortunately, this match is remembered more for a botched move (video) from Lesnar than anything else.
Still, Lesnar was able to recover and connect with the F-5 to put Angle away and win the WWE title once again.
Iron Man Match
Kurt Angle regained the WWE title from Brock Lesnar at Vengeance in 2003, but the following month on an episode of SmackDown, Lesnar would exact revenge in a 60-minute Iron Man match.
This could easily be considered the best match in the history of SmackDown, as these two men gave everything and really put on an even better match than they had at WrestleMania 19.
When the final buzzer sounded, Lesnar had a 5-4 lead and was awarded the WWE title for a third time.
The day was April 2, 2012, and it was the night after WrestleMania 28. Brock Lesnar had not been seen in WWE in over eight years.
On this episode of Monday Night Raw, John Cena wanted to address The Rock concerning their match the night before, but instead he got Lesnar.
Lesnar got into the ring with Cena and after shaking his hand, scooped him up and delivered the F-5. Seeing Lesnar back was truly one of the most surprising moments in WWE history.
Defeating Triple H at Extreme Rules
Since returning to WWE, Brock Lesnar has had just four matches, and three of those have been against Triple H. With that said, Triple H was a guy Lesnar never had much of a run with in his first stint.
Lesnar was able to defeat Triple H at SummerSlam 2012 and "The Game" got that victory back when the two faced off again at WrestleMania 29.
That set up a rubber match between the two men at Extreme Rules. This time, the two would square off inside a 15-foot high steel cage.
Lesnar had his first match back with WWE at Extreme Rules the year before, losing to John Cena. Wanting to erase that memory, he was able to get the better of Triple H.
After a sledgehammer shot to the head seemed to knock Triple H unconscious following interference from Paul Heyman, Lesnar picked him up for the F-5 to get his second win over one of the most decorated stars in WWE history.