This article is about Brock Lesnar and his WrestleMania Matches, Storylines and Win-Loss Record.
Brock Lesnar is considered the most divisive figure at present in the pro-wrestling world. WWE Team, especially Vince McMahon, is a big fan of his and believes that he is THE Crowd Puller. But WWE fans have a completely different opinion of him which is more due to the way he has been booked, the luxuries provided to him and the part-time nature of his run with WWE. Talking of WrestleMania, despite being a part-timer in WWE, Brock Lesnar has had some of the biggest matches in its history. Let’s take a look at them.
#1 vs Kurt Angle – WWE Championship Match, WrestleMania XIX, 2003
The storyline started when Lesnar was in a feud with Big Show for the WWE Championship and attacked him when he was defending his WWE Championship against Kurt Angle at Armageddon. Later, Lesnar won the Royal Rumble in 2003 and on the same night, Kurt Angle retained the WWE Championship against Chris Benoit to set up their match at WrestleMania. They continued their feud in the build-up to WrestleMania with a tag team match at No Way Out and a fluke championship match at SmackDown.
In reality, Angle was working through a neck injury and at one point was even doubtful for the match. Also, Lesnar was main eventing WrestleMania in his first WrestleMania match itself. Unfortunately, a botched shooting star press from Lesnar became the main talking point of the match. Lesnar has executed the move successfully prior to this match. However, he tried to execute it from the far turnbuckle and left short of reaching Angle and suffered a concussion. This was supposed to be the finish of the match but they had to improvise the finish with the third F5 of the match from Lesnar to get the win.
#2 vs Goldberg, WrestleMania XX, 2004
The seeds for this rivalry were sown when Goldberg dismissed Lesnar’s claim that he can beat anyone during a backstage segment at Survivor Series. Lesnar later interfered in Royal Rumble match to get Goldberg eliminated from the match. Goldberg speared Lesnar at No Way Out during his WWE title defense against Eddie Guerrero and cost him the title. Their match became official with Steve Austin as the special referee. But even with such a blockbuster lineup, the match can be considered one of the worst match in the WrestleMania history.
Fans came to know that both Goldberg and Lesnar were about to leave the company and they became hostile towards them during the match. The match itself was set up very poorly as almost nothing happened for first minutes or so. They came out of the blocks after that with some big moves but the crowd was having none of it. After both kicked out of each other finishers, Goldberg hit Lesnar with the Jackhammer to win the match. The most entertaining spot came after the match when Steve Austin hit Stunner on both of them. Lesnar left WWE after this to pursue other ventures and returned only after 8 years.
#3 vs Triple H – No Holds Barred Match, WrestleMania XXIX, 2013
After Brock Lesnar came back in 2012, he broke Triple H’s hand a couple of time during their feud over the summer. After being away from WWE for next 6 month or so, they resumed their rivalry when Hunter prevented Vince McMahon from an attack from Lesnar. During their brawl, Lesnar suffered a legitimate injury on his head, requiring 18 stitches. When Hunter put forward a challenge to Lesnar for a match at WrestleMania, he asked for the No Holds Barred Stipulation while also asking Hunter to put his career on the line.
Lesnar being the heel in the match, controlled a good portion of it. But Hunter used the chair and ring post to injure Lesnar’s arm to get an advantage as it made it hard for Lesnar to execute the Kimura Lock. Hunter shocked everyone when he himself started using Kimura lock on the Beast himself. Both used the move for three times each until Lesnar became vulnerable enough so that Hunter could hit Pedigree on the steel steps to get the win.
#4 vs The Undertaker, WrestleMania XXX, 2014
This is the match where the greatest streak in the history of sports came to an end. This was the match where Undertaker finally lost a match at WrestleMania. To start with, Lesnar actually wanted to be in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania but instead, he was offered a match against any other superstar. Undertaker appeared on RAW during the Road to WrestleMania and chokeslamed him through the table to set up their match.
Both men were at their striking best in the match but again Lesnar controlled the most of the match. He hit a German Suplex which probably gave a concussion to Taker. Also, he countered an Old School by Taker into an F5. Kimura Lock, Hell’s Gate, Powerbomb, multiple German Suplexes, Piledriver, all were executed. But the end did not come until Lesnar hit the third F5 of the match and shocked the world by pinning the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Shocking it may have been, but Undertaker actually did not beat Lesnar until that day in a singles Televised match.
#5 vs Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins – WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, WrestleMania 2015
The Project Reigns was in full swing at the moment. But he was getting a negative reaction from the crowd even after winning the Royal Rumble and being endorsed by the Rock at the same event. The build-up to the match was also not too good.
The Beast Incarnate came out of the blocks in an explosive fashion and introduced everyone to Suplex City! phrase. But Reigns somehow managed to survive even after two F5s. And then the biggest ever Money in the Bank Cash in the history of WrestleMania came when Seth Rollins came out as both men were spent. Rollins nailed a Curb Stomp on Lesnar but Lesnar caught him on the second attempt. The Big Dog hit Lesnar with a spear with Rollins still in the fireman’s carry and Rollins hit the Curb Stomp on Reigns to win the title. Lesnar was protected but he still lost the title while WWE avoided the ugly reaction from the fans if Reigns had won.
#6 vs Dean Ambrose – No Holds Barred Street Fight, WrestleMania 2016
Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns were involved in the triple threat match at Fastlane for the no. 1 contender to challenge Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As Lesnar had Roman Reigns in the Kimura Lock and was about to win the match, Ambrose attacked Lesnar with a steel chair to incapacitated Lesnar. Reigns pinned Ambrose to win the match after a spear. An irate Lesnar attacked Ambrose on the next day at backstage on a RAW episode. Next week, Ambrose came out in an Ambulance to challenge Brock Lesnar for the No Holds Barred Street Fight and Paul Heyman accepted the challenge on behalf of Lesnar.
The Lunatic Fringe gave Lesnar the fight of his life by using any weapon he could find and making good use of the stipulation. In reply, Lesnar kept toying with Ambrose with even more German Suplexes. The finish came when the Beast Incarnate hit Ambrose with an F5 over the chairs.
#7 vs Goldberg – WWE Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 33, 2017
This was the match that somewhat redeemed both Goldberg and Lesnar from the disastrous 2004 match. Goldberg returned to WWE for a match against Lesnar at Survivor Series and squashed Lesnar to win the match in 1 and a half minutes. Lesnar was also eliminated by Goldberg at the Royal Rumble 2017 match which prompted Lesnar to challenge him for a final match at WrestleMania. At the same time, Goldberg challenged Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship and won it at Fastlane.
Lesnar hit 3 German Suplexes back to back but Goldberg answered with a couple of spears. Goldberg again hit a spear to send Lesnar through the barricade. Later, Lesnar kicked out of the pin after a jackhammer. 10 continuous suplexes from Lesnar setup the finish and Lesnar got the pin after the F5. An explosive match that ended in under 5 minutes but it was so explosive that the crowd went nuts throughout it.
#8 vs Roman Reigns – WWE Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 34, 2018
Roman Reigns had main evented WrestleMania for the last three years by that point. Although he did not win the Royal Rumble to get the title shot at WrestleMania, he later won the Elimination Chamber match to become the contender for the Universal Championship. Many thought this is going to be the moment when Roman Reigns would become the top face of the company by beating the Beast Incarnate at WrestleMania while also becoming the Universal Champion.
As Reigns went on to survive F5 after F5, the feeling among the crowd was becoming more prominent that he is going win the match as he speared Lesnar twice in the row. But WWE pulled off a major surprise as Lesnar hit F5 for the fifth time in the match and pinned Reigns. Reigns finally won the championship at SummerSlam but Lesnar survived to fight for another time.
#9 vs Seth Rollins – WWE Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 35, 2019
This was the time that the fans were fed up of Lesnar as the part-time champion. With Roman Reigns being away due to his battle with cancer, WWE turned to Seth Rollins. He won the Royal Rumble and decided to face Lesnar at WrestleMania for the Universal Title. The buildup to the match was very basic.
Although a predictable result, the execution was enthralling. Lesnar attacked Rollins during his entrance and tossed him around the ring even before the bell could ring. Once they went inside the ring, Rollins hit a low blow and three back to back Curb Stomper. Rollins won the match and took the title away from Lesnar to fans delight and give us the most shocking opening match in the history of WrestleMania.