Brock Lesnar is a pulverising figure when it comes to the world of wrestling. Some fans love what he brings to the pro wrestling product, while others despise that he can come and go as he pleases.
Those in the latter category would mostly disagree with Lesnar in the WWE due to the amount of title runs that he has despite not being on weekly television like the rest of the roster.
Just like when someone bets on horses on the Kentucky Derby race, WWE took a gamble on Lesnar. However, one thing is for sure, the money that Lesnar is paid to compete in the WWE must be backed up by the money that the company are making in the pay per views. Otherwise wouldn’t still be a part of the product.
There is a similar feeling that comes with Lesnar, and that revolves around his contract.
He would be stale if he would appear on television weekly, and the current arrangement is what’s best for business. However, what matches have fans enjoyed more than most that have included the Beast since his return in 2012?
Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (WrestleMania 30)
There really isn’t much of debate when it comes to the best match he has had, and this was it. The Undertaker headed into this match with a perfect 21-0 streak. It was heralded as the best streak in the history of the sport, but on this night in New Orleans, the world of wrestling would change forever.
It was one of Lesnar’s longest matches since 2012 and went for 25 minutes. The Beast delivered three powerful F5’s to finally keep down the Deadman, and the reaction of the audience perfectly summed up what everybody around the world was thinking. The silence was deafening, and it was later described as the ‘most shocking result’ since the Montreal Screwjob.
Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk (SummerSlam 2013)
It is clear when Lesnar is truly invested in a match-up, and that was certainly the case for this match. It had all the ingredients to be an instant classic. CM Punk was at the top of his game and rightfully prided himself as the best in the world, while Paul Heyman added a further incentive to ensure fans tuned in.
It is a shame that this rivalry was never revisited as Punk left the company less than six months later, but this was the last great Punk match; although we can all live in hope that a return could be on the horizon.
Billed as ‘The Beast vs The Best’, it didn’t disappoint. Punk was the valliant underdog against a much bigger and stronger opponent, but in the main, these two meshed together perfectly.
The story was perfectly told as Punk tried to overcome the odds. He came desperately close, but in the end, Lesnar would get the win. This may not just be one of the best Lesnar matches since his return, but also one of the best he has ever had in the WWE.
Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins (WrestleMania 31)
Just one year after beating the Undertaker and Lesnar was back headlining the biggest show of the year. The match initially started as a one vs one between Lesnar and Reigns, and despite facing each other constantly over the past 18 months; this remains their best match.
The two superstars put each other through hell, and that would have been enough for a place on this list.
However, when Rollins’ music hit, there was a fresh dynamic. No superstar had every cashed in a Money in the Bank briefcase at Mania, but he did, and the triple threat built the storyline further.
This remains one of the biggest moments in wrestling over the past ten years, and it isn’t surprising that Lesnar was a key player in an unforgettable moment.