The Beast has shown us over the years that he can also be as brutal and awe-inspiring as they come. With Lesnar not on WWE television right now due to the ongoing circumstances, we decided to take a look at some of Brock Lesnar's most brutal WWE moments.
#5 Brock Lesnar doesn't care about Heath Slater's kids
We start off our list with an angle from RAW in August 2016. This was at the time when Heath Slater was a free agent bouncing between RAW and SmackDown which was incredibly entertaining.
Slater interrupted while Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman were in the ring. Slater came out and cut a promo that all he had to do to win a RAW contract was to beat Brock Lesnar one on one.
After being ignored by Heyman, Slater got up on the apron and said that he had kids who depended on him. Brock Lesnar invited Slater into the ring. Lesnar then told Slater that he “didn’t give a ****” about his kids before viciously taking him to suplex city.
This promo from Slater led to his "I Got Kids" catchphrase which he later revealed was a complete accident:
Brother, I literally had a promo with Brock and halfway through the promo cause it was one of those interaction ones, me and Paul [Heyman] going back and forth, I just forgot my next line.
When you’re out there, with all the written promos most of the time, it’s like you forget you know, cause it’s not really you saying it so I just turned into me out there. It’s like, ‘Man, I got kids!’ I guess Vince heard that and was like, ‘That sounds obnoxious, but I love it!'
#4 Brock Lesnar legitimately punch Braun Strowman at WWE Royal Rumble 2018
At one point during the match, we saw Braun Strowman hit Brock Lesnar with an errant knee strike to the jaw, which was clearly a little reckless but still unintentional. Lesnar was incensed, and in return, clocked Braun Strowman with a right hand in the side of the head. Strowman got rocked but managed to stay on his feet.
While on the face of it, what Brock Lesnar did here may not be as violent as some of the others on this list, Brock’s punch was totally unscripted and could have legitimately knocked Braun Strowman out. It would have been an absolute disaster if Lesnar had knocked out Strowman during the match.
Speaking in an interview later, Strowman revealed what happened backstage after the incident:
We laughed about it afterwards. It is what it is. We got to the back and I said ‘Hey, my bad” he said the same thing and we went about our business.
#3 Busting Randy Orton open at SummerSlam 2016
In the end, a frustrated Brock Lesnar started throwing brutal right hands at Orton, busting him open in the process. Medics came out to check on Orton but Lesnar attacked Orton once again and continued to throw right hands leading to the referee ending the match, declaring Lesnar the winner by technical knockout.
SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon came down to the ring to try and get some modicum of control on the situation. However, Lesnar hit Shane McMahon with a vicious F5 for his troubles.
The beatdown looked so real that Chris Jericho, who was backstage, thought that Lesnar may have actually gone off script and attacked Orton, confronted him backstage. This led to an altercation between the two and they reportedly had to be pulled apart.
Randy Orton described what led to in a later interview:
Basically, what happened is Jericho saw what was going on in the ring and wanted answers as to whether my best interests were in mind as far as my health and safety.
#2 Brock Lesnar destroys J & J security and their new Cadillac
Seth Rollins was at the top of his game in the summer of 2015. The heel world champion was feuding with Brock Lesnar and had hired J & J security as protection. As thanks for their service, Seth Rollins gifted the duo a new Cadillac on an episode of WWE RAW in July.
Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman interrupted the trio while Rollins was cutting a promo in the middle of the ring. Brock Lesnar then took an axe and methodically destroyed Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble’s brand new Cadillac.
The Beast started by smashing off the windows and then ripped one of the doors right off. When J & J security finally charged at Brock Lesnar with kendo sticks in hand, he destroyed the duo as easily as he’d ripped the door off the hinge.
Brock almost broke Noble’s arm with a Kimura Lock before hitting Joey Mercury with a belly-to-belly suplex onto the Cadillac.
Check out the video above:
#1 Brock Lesnar destroys Zack Gowen in front of his mother
Brock Lesnar’s vicious beatdown of Zack Gowen has to go down as one of the most one-sided matches in WWE history. The match took place in Zack Gowen’s hometown and took place after Brock Lesnar promised to break Gowen’s leg in front of his family.
Lesnar didn’t give any quarter to Gowen, the only one-legged Superstar to wrestle in WWE, was tossed out to ringside soon after the bell rang.
The Beast started to viciously beat Gowen in front of his mother who was at ringside which included Lesnar hitting Gowen with an F5, leg-first into the steel post.
The match ended after Brock Lesnar hit Zack Gowen with a brutal steel chair shot leading to Gowen getting the win by DQ. As Zack Gowen was led away by medics, we saw Lesnar standing in the middle of the ring and laughing.
In an interview with PWInsider, Gowen revealed how much he loved being a part of this angle:
Loved that angle. The company trusted me enough to get Brock over as a bad guy and I feel like I delivered. My family was fine with it, they were just concerned that I might get hurt. My relationship with Brock was very professional and friendly. He is a great guy.