Top 5 Brock Lesnar Matches In WWE Since His 2012 Return

Brock Lesnar has done it all in WWE!
Brock Lesnar has done it all in WWE!

The mayor of Suplex City is currently a free agent, and no one knows what the future for Brock Lesnar. The former UFC fighter might return to the octagon, but he could also continue his wrestling career. Many fans expect Vince McMahon to bring him back to WWE once again. Anyway, it's safe to say that whatever Lesnar does will shake up the entire industry.

Lesnar's departure from WWE was a substantial loss, especially given the pandemic's effects on the business. Lesnar was a massive draw for WWE, and he managed to make every PPV seem like a must-see event. WWE could use his star power to boost the company's lackluster ratings.

Even though the majority of Lesnar's matches are not well-received, he has put on plenty of enjoyable matches. Throughout his career, he has been able to create some extraordinary matches in the WWE and five of his best bouts came after his return in 2012.

#5 Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (WWE Extreme Rules 2012)

John Cena and Brock Lesnar had a brutal match!
John Cena and Brock Lesnar had a brutal match!

John Cena and Brock Lesnar's match at WWE Extreme Rules was one of the most brutal matches of 2012. This bout showed the WWE Universe what a force of nature "The Beast Incarnate" truly is.

Early on in the match, Lesnar delivered a barrage of elbows to Cena and made him bleed. Lesnar continued to annihilate Cena for a few minutes, but the iconic star staged a surprising comeback. He hit Lesnar with a metal chain and blooded the former UFC Heavyweight Champion.

"The Leader of Cenation" eventually pinned "The Beast Incarnate" after he delivered an Attitude Adjustment on the steel steps. This match received widespread praise from the fans and experts alike. As a result, Lesnar proved that he could still perform in the ring.


#4 Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan ( WWE Survivor Series 2018)

Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan created a spectacular match!
Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan created a spectacular match!

Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan was a match the fans had been asking for since Bryan returned to the ring in 2015. The match finally happened WWE Survivor Series 2018 in a battle of two champions.

Many fans thought that Lesnar was going to easily squash Bryan. The first few minutes of the match made this prediction seem accurate.. Lesnar delivered suplex after suplex to Bryan, and he dominated the WWE Champion.

When Lesnar was looking to finish the match, he unknowingly knocked out the referee. Bryan took advantage of this mistake and delivered a low blow to "The Beast Incarnate". With a second chance, Bryan pulled off a fantastic comeback, and the contest turned into a competitive match.

Ultimately, "The Beast" won the match by pinning Bryan with a final F5. Bryan's in-ring skills are renowned around the world. So it's no surprise that this match is one Lesnar's best bouts since his return.


#3 Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles (WWE Survivor Series 2017)

Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles created an exciting match!
Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles created an exciting match!

The match between Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles was undoubtedly one of the best WWE bouts of 2017. The duo fought each other in a Champion vs. Champion match at WWE Survivor Series.

Much Lesnar's match with Daniel Bryan, this contest started with "The Beast Incarnate" manhandling Styles. Lesnar delivered multiple knees to Styles' midsection and landed two suplexes in succession. This onslaught left Styles gasping for air.

But "The Phenomenal One" surprisingly staged a comeback by delivering a DDT and a Pelé kick. Styles then trapped Lesnar in a calf crusher, which made the crowd go wild. While it like the former UFC Heavyweight Champion was in trouble, he managed to power out of the submission.

The match didn't go for long after that, and Lesnar picked up the win with an F5. Styles, like Bryan, is often regarded as an elite wrestler. This match solidified the fact that both superstars involved in the matchup are world class athletes.


#2 Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena ( WWE Royal Rumble 2015)

Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins in a gruelling match !
Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins in a gruelling match !

John Cena, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar competed in a Triple Threat match at WWE Royal Rumble 2015. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship was on the line to elevate the stakes.

This match received widespread praise from fans and experts alike because of the sheer physicality it featured. It had plenty of spots which highlighted all three performers. Throughout the match, Lesnar looked "The Beast" he is. Meanwhile, Cena shined in an impressive performance. Plus, Rollins stood out in one of his first major main events.

The action was breathtaking, as the match had an outstanding combination of speed and strength. Lesnar traded several hard-hitting maneuvers with Rollins. He also battled "The Leader of Cenation" and revived their feud.

Lesnar picked up the win by pinning Rollins. It's safe to say that all three performers were at the top of their game at this show. The trio created one of the most memorable matches in WWE Royal Rumble history.


#1 Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk (WWE SummerSlam 2013)

CM Punk had the best match with Brock Lesnar!
CM Punk had the best match with Brock Lesnar!

Brock Lesnar's best match since his return was against "The Best In The World," CM Punk. Heading into WWE SummerSlam, WWE promoted this match as "The Best vs. The Beast," a collision between two Paul Heyman guys. This No Disqualification match allowed the two competitors to go to war.

Punk gave Lesnar a run for his money in this match. He traded several high impact moves with "The Beast Incarnate," and he even used a steel chair. The match also contained several high-flying moves as well, which delighted the crowd.

Heyman's interferences always came at the right time and helped turn this match into an all-time classic. Overall, Lesnar and Punk had great chemistry together. They produced a solid 20-minutewrestling match, and "The Beast Incarnate" picked up the win. This bout was undoubtedly one of the best WWE matches of 2013.

What did you think about these matches? Sound off your opinions in the comment section.

Edited by Colin Tessier
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