Brock Lesnar: Power Ranking His Best WWE Matches
The NCAA Wrestling Champion at the University of Minnesota, Brock Lesnar has been seemingly dominate in many aspects of the professional athletic leagues.
While his time in the WWE was comparably brief, he made a huge impact on the sport in a short time. Going up against the business' best, such as The Rock, Goldberg, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and The Big show, Lesnar held his own throughout his experience in the WWE.
Here is a look back at his 10 best matches in the league.
10. Brock Lesnar v. Goldberg (WWE WrestleMania XX)
Lesnar-Goldberg is no classic, but it was definitely the peak of Lesnar's WWE career. After a slow start with over 2 minutes of dancing around the ring, the match turned out to be great compared to others, such as Hulk Hogan v. Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III.
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9. Brock Lesnar V. The Big Show for the WWE Championship (Survivor Series ’02)
This one proved to be a beating for Brock Lesnar, but in the long run, it was one of his more hyped up matches.
Did a lot for his career in the WWE early on.
8. Brock Lesnar Vs. Kurt Angle Iron Man Match (WWE Smackdown '03)
This match was the peak of the rivalry brewed between Lesnar and Angle. These two athletes went hard for the entirety of the 60-minute Iron Man match on network television.
Lesnar went up early with a 5-2 lead until the late minutes of the match, but Angle quickly brought it to 5-4 at the last second. Finally, Angle locked in his signature ankle lock on Lesnar, but Lesnar avoided the tapout.
One of the greatest matches not held on PPV.
7. The Royal Rumble Match (WWE Royal Rumble ’03)
Brock Lesnar already had a lengthy world title run under his belt, but would enter at 29 into the Royal Rumble to stun the crowds.
Lesnar worked his way up to the Undertaker again and threw him out to get a title shot at Wrestlemania XIX.
One of the more impressive victories for Lesnar.
6. Brock Lesnar V. The Big Show V. Kurt Angle (Vengeance '03)
Again, not one of Lesnar's victories, but one of the best matches of the WWE, and it was huge for lesnar to be apart of it.
Here is one match that proves if Lesnar stuck with the WWE instead of moving on to the UFC, he would have become a legend.
5. Brock Lesnar V. Eddie Guerrero for the WWE Championship (No Way Out ’04)
Yet another match that doesn't portray Lesnar in a positive light.
Being portrayed as the man to beat, Guerrero wrestled as the 'underdog' and alongside Goldberg saw to it that Lesnar would not be champion.
Might not be a positive match for Lesnar, but no World Championship match is bad for reputation.
4. Brock Lesnar Vs. Undertaker (No Mercy '02)
Lesnar and the Undertaker met often, and their off/on rivalry spanned across three separate World Championship events, as well as public television bouts, but no match in their rivalry came close to matching the sheer brutality and main event spectacle of the Hell in a Cell match in 2002.
This match was one of Lesnar's best matches as well as the Undertakers, earning it's place in history of WWE Championship events.
Lesnar's victory in this hard-fought match significantly raised his stock in the company.
3. Brock Lesnar Vs. The Rock (Summerslam '02)
This was the match that showed Brock was ready for the big time.
Considered one of the best Summerslam matches of all time, Brock, still a rookie, sealed his World Championship Belt against The Rock.
2. Brock Lesnar Vs. Kurt Angle (WrestleMania XIX)
WrestleMania XIX was full of marquee matches such as WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon battling Hulk Hogan, Chris Jericho challenging Shawn Michaels and The Rock battling Stone Cold Steve Austin in their third separate WrestleMania showdown.
But the main event included Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle.
Lesnar was a newcoming NCAA National Champion, and Angle was a 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling.
Both were considered rookies in the business but well deserving of the World Championship Match in WrestleMania XIX.
Amazing match from start to finish.
1. Brock Lesnar Vs. Hulk Hogan (WWE Smackdown)
Undoubtedly should have been a PPV main event.
Hulk Hogan was virtually unstoppable in the WWE, and it was outright ridiculous to see Lesnar show dominance in this match.