Brock Lesnar is one of the top stars in WWE. Lesnar has come a long way. After an impressive showing at FCW (WWE’s developmental promotion), Brock Lesnar made his main roster debut on March 18th, 2002.
The beginning of the Beast Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar instilled fear amongst the entire WWE roster from the moment he debuted. Lesnar destroyed Al Snow, Maven, and Spike Dudley on his debut. Since then, everywhere Lesnar went, it was total domination.
The Beast has always been a Paul Heyman guy. Heyman called Lesnar the ‘Next Big Thing’. Lesnar raced to the top of the mountain. He destroyed the likes of the Big Show, Hulk Hogan, and the Undertaker. In 2003 Lesnar won the Royal Rumble and defeated Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 19 to become the youngest WWE Champion.
In 2004, with Lesnar’s contract coming to an end, he wrestled his last match at WrestleMania 20. Lesnar’s opponent was Goldberg. Lesnar did not renew his contract and thus it was his last match in WWE.
After Lesnar left WWE, in 2005 he went to Japan and dominated NJPW. On his NJPW debut, Brock became the IWGP Heavyweight champion. After a few successful title defenses, the Beast was stripped of the title as he could not return to Japan due to Visa issues. A tournament was held to determine the interim champion and that was won by Hiroshi Tanahashi on July 16th, 2006.
Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) Promoter, Antonio Inoki stated that Lesnar is the proper IWGP Heavyweight Champion as he was never defeated and thus, Lesnar also held on to the actual title. On June 29th, 2007 Lesnar put his IWGP title on the line against the TNA Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle in a Title vs Title match. Kurt Angle won the match and title by forcing Lesnar to tap out to the Ankle Lock.
In the year 2008 Lesnar signed with UFC. Lesnar dominated in UFC as well. The Octagon became the ‘Brocktagon’. Lesnar became the UFC Heavyweight champion and had a couple of successful title defences as well.
The return of Brock Lesnar
In 2012, Brock Lesnar once again signed with WWE. Lesnar was more dangerous than last time. Lesnar began to take everyone to Suplex City. Cena was the first passenger. Lesnar destroyed Cena giving him 28 Suplexes and Lesnar became WWE Champion again. Lesnar also became the first person to defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania. 9 years since his second coming and the Beast is still dominating the WWE ring and is the current, reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
What is Brock Lesnar’s net worth?
Brock Lesnar has increased his worth with every achievement he has had. Lesnar is someone whom you would consider as a ‘Prize Fighter’. He does not show his face often on TV but, whenever he shows up it is huge and Lesnar becomes the talk of the week. Lesnar is one of the highest-paid WWE superstars currently. His annual salary is 12 Million Dollars and Lesnar’s net worth is a whomping 25 Million Dollars. Brock Lesnar is a part-time wrestler currently and is the highest-earning WWE Superstar. The Beast earns more than double than the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. Reigns earn $5 Million dollars a year and he is the highest earning full-time wrestler.
You love him or hate him, you cannot deny the fact that the Beast always sells tickets. Are you a fan of Brock Lesnar? Or do you think he is over-rated? Let us know!