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Five Worst Brock Lesnar WWE Matches

Paul Benson
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Brock Lesnar: WWE's hottest commodity
Brock Lesnar: WWE's hottest commodity

Brock Lesnar is the biggest star in WWE today. In fact, so in demand is Lesnar that the company that pays his wages is allowing him to return to UFC for at least one if not multiple massive paydays in 2019.

He works a part-time schedule which is the envy of the wrestling world; all while being paid very, very handsomely.

In truth, Lesnar deserves it. He was an excellent amateur wrestling; a two time All America NCAA Division 1 Champion which is just about as high an accolade as you can earn in the sport unless you compete in the Olympic Games.

In fact, Lesnar, before he was a star in WWE, in the year 2000, challenged Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle to an amateur wrestling bout backstage, which he won.

Lesnar was the real deal, no doubt.

With his massive 6 feet four inch, 290 Ibs frame and legitimate fighting credentials, Lesnar was the archetypal headliner for WWE boss, Vince McMahon.

When he debuted in WWE on the post-Wrestlemania X-8 Raw, the rocket was strapped to his back and Lesnar shot up the card, even quicker than his great rival and friend, Angle.

Just three months after his debut, Lesnar won the 2002 King of the Ring tournament. Two months after that, he became WWE Undisputed Champion when he beat The Rock, no less in the main event of Summerslam 2002.

Despite losing the title at Survivor Series, Lesnar was not a flash in the pan and he won the 2003 Royal Rumble, last eliminating The Undertaker and regained the WWE Championship from Angle in the headliner of his first ever Wrestlemania event.

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However, just over 12 months later, Lesnar walked out of the company on five day's notice.

Lesnar was not a fan of the travel schedule and had a desire to try and make it as a pro-American Football player. He didn't succeed but soon showed up in New Japan Pro Wrestling, becoming their Heavyweight Champion before he changed career and joined UFC in 2008.

In UFC, Lesnar, thanks to his pro wrestling fame became the biggest draw in company history before anyone had heard of Conor McGregor and in 2018 is in high demand by both promotions.

Over the course of his WWE career, Lesnar has contested many thrilling bouts with the likes of Angle, Eddie Guerrero, AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan. However, Lesnar has also contested a number of duds too.

In the following slideshow, SK looks at the five worst WWE matches of Lesnar's entire career:


#5 versus Test - King of the Ring 2002 (June 23, 2002)

Brock Lesnar battles with Test at King of the Ring 2002
Brock Lesnar battles with Test at King of the Ring 2002

King of the Ring 2002 was a lacklustre show. The entire roster had an off night. Brock Lesnar and Test were no different.

Lesnar, just three months into his WWE career was green and inexperienced and needed to be carried to put on anything close to an acceptable match.

His initial WWE bouts had been against lively workers, The Hardy Boyz, who had largely covered for Lesnar's inefficiencies. However, the giant, lumbering Test was not able to do the same.

For eight long minutes, the pair clumsily battered one another with no transitions in a slow, sluggish and boring encounter.

Inevitably, the "Next Big Thing" Lesnar scored the winning pinfall to advance to the King of the Ring final.

That no one remembers how he got there, tells you everything you need to know about this match.


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