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Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

Webster, South Dakota
Brock Edward Lesnar
Height & Weight:
286 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship (7 times)
  • WWE Universal Championship (3 times)
  • Ended the Undertaker’s Undefeated WrestleMania Streak (2014)
  • Royal Rumble (2003 & 2022)
  • Money in the Bank (Men’s 2019)
  • UFC Heavyweight Championship

He is currently signed to WWE, and is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers and mixed martial artists of all time. He is the only person to hold all of the primary heavyweight championships in WWE, UFC, NJPW, and the NCAA.

Lesnar competed in amateur wrestling for the University of Minnesota, winning the NCAA Division I national championship in 2000. He soon signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, renamed WWE in 2002), rising to industry prominence in 2002 by winning the WWE Championship at age 25, setting the record for the youngest performer to win the championship.

In 2004, Lesnar departed WWE to join the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL), but was cut from the team during pre-season. He won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2005 while with NJPW, and he re-signed with WWE in 2012; his 504-day reign as Universal Champion is the seventh-longest world championship reign in the promotion’s history.

He also won the Royal Rumble match twice, the Money in the Bank ladder match, the King of the Ring tournament, and has headlined several pay-per-view events, including WWE’s flagship event WrestleMania five times (XIX, 31, 34, 36, and 38); in addition, he also ended The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania Streak in 2014.

Lesnar began an MMA career in 2007, and signed with the UFC in 2008. He quickly won the UFC Heavyweight Championship, but was sidelined with diverticulitis in 2009. On his return in 2010, Lesnar defeated Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin to unify the heavyweight championships, becoming the only undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.

After a set of losses and further struggles with diverticulitis, Lesnar retired from MMA in 2011. He returned at UFC 200 in 2016 to defeat Mark Hunt, but his victory was overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for clomiphene, a banned substance on UFC’s anti-doping policy. He then retired from MMA for a second time in 2017. A box office sensation, he competed in some of the bestselling pay-per-view events in promotion history, including headlining UFC 91UFC 100UFC 116, and UFC 121.

Notable Feuds: vs The Rock, vs. The Undertaker, vs. Kurt Angle, vs. Big Show, vs. John Cena, vs. Triple H, vs. Goldberg, vs. Roman Reigns, vs. CM Punk, vs. Samoa Joe, vs. Seth Rollins, vs. Drew McIntyre

Notable Matches

vs. Rob Van Dam in King of the Ring Finals.

Royal Rumble (2003).

vs. The Rock at Summerslam 2003.

vs. Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania XIX.

vs. Kurt Angle on Smackdown, September 18th in an Ironman match.

vs. Randy Couture at UFC 91.

vs. CM Punk at Summerslam 2013.

vs. John Cena at Summerslam 2014.

Other Notable Achievements

King of the Ring (2002)

OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Shelton Benjamin

IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Big Ten Conference Champion (1999, 2000)

NCAA Division I Champion (2000)

NCAA Division I Runner-up (1999)

NJCAA All-American (1997, 1998)

NJCAA National Champion (1998)

North Dakota State University’s annual Bison tournament Heavyweight Champion (1997–1999)