Top 15 Brock Lesnar WWE matches
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Brock Lesnar is a unique star on the WWE landscape. It’s rare enough have a man of his size, strength, and athleticism, but to add in his real life amateur wrestling, and then his MMA credentials make him more credible and imposing than just about any pro wrestler has ever been.
Lesnar doesn’t always produce great matches, and has developed a bit of a reputation for being predictable when he shows up for work with WWE, as evidenced in less inspired bouts with Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32 and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, besides disappointing outings with Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire and Braun Strowman at No Mercy last year.
When the Beast Incarnate is motivated and working with the right dance partner, though, he has held up his end of the bargain in some truly excellent bouts. This article reaches all the way back to 2002 to look at Lesnar’s fifteen all-time best WWE matches.
15. Brock Lesnar vs. The Big Show, Smackdown 2003
Brock Lesnar has been booked opposite The Big Show multiple times throughout his career. It’s a sensible enough pairing given both Show’s star power that makes him a credible opponent for Lesnar, and his sheer size that makes it believable he might stand a chance against The Beast Incarnate in a fight.
The matches between the two have never been particularly great, though they have offered up a fun spectacle for the sheer immensity of the wrestlers involved.
The most legendary match between the two went down for a June 2003 episode of SmackDown. The climax of the show saw Lesnar deliver a superplex to Show that collapsed the ring. This gimmick was recycled in years to follow with Mark Henry and Braun Strowman executing the same feat of strength to the same effect on the ring, and it has lost some of its impact for each iteration.
Nonetheless, this original instance was legitimately shocking in its time, creating one of those all too rare moments when even hardcore fans questioned if they’d witnessed a work or a shoot result of that much weight making a wrestling ring implode.