Brock Lesnar is perhaps a masterclass in how to wrestle as the most watchable performer of all time ever to step inside a wrestling ring. His entrance, his speed, his strength, his style, everything he puts on the stage is to make sure your attention is held until the very end of his match. You somehow just naturally get invested into a Brock Lesnar wrestling match until he delivers the finale and leaves up the ramp.
Even in the beginning when Brock stepped inside a wrestling ring for the very first time, his matches were nothing less than thrilling. But the Brock Lesnar we see today is on a completely different universe than the Brock Lesnar we saw a decade ago, we cannot possibly fathom another WWE superstar to reach the level that Brock Lesnar is on today.
You can learn how to wrestle a million-dollar match by understanding what makes a modern-day Brock Lesnar wrestling match so interesting to watch?
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Just like Hollywood’s beloved writer/director, Christopher Nolan, Brock Lesnar makes sure the opening of his matches are full of momentum to put you at the edge of your seat. This makes sure you’re hooked right from the get go and once he’s done with that, Brock begins the transition into the predator mode that loves to play with his prey before finally going for the kill. Now even though this part of the storytelling becomes a bit repetitive and slow, you’re already on-board, loving every single moment of how Brock begins the calculated destruction of his opponent.
Even when he was booked to lose the wrestling match against a returning fifty year old Superman Goldberg, he made sure the opening was so nail biting, you couldn’t help but wonder about the numerous different thrilling possibilities the match could go in.
As much as a Brock Lesnar Wrestling Match relies on technique, physicality and in-ring skills, it’s actually the history Brock carries that makes it so entertaining to watch him. It’s not just the wrestling we’re invested in, it’s the persona Brock Lesnar embodies.
When Brock was at the career peak in WWE during 2004, he decided to leave the company to pursue something that would fulfill him as an unscripted competitor. He made the NFL his target to fulfill this newly found desire.
But Lesnar quickly found out as a footballer, he was not destined for the greatness he envisioned. But rather he was always meant to capture the audiences through a scripted format. So perhaps wholeheartedly or maybe not, he decided to return to mainstream wrestling. But this time around, instead of the WWE, he chose a lesser known platform known as the New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
After a successful run with the NJPW, Lesnar once again became dissatisfied and half-hearted by doing what he assumed was his calling. So he made the most mind-twisting and career redefining transition ever as a professional athlete. He chose UFC as his next platform to test himself as a fighter.
Lesnar became a box office sensation, defeating some of the greatest MMA fighters in the business and selling some of the highest PPVs of all-time in UFC’s history. But as fate would have it, Lesnar’s UFC career was sidelined due to his struggles with diverticulitis, a digestive disease in which pouches within the large bowel wall become inflamed. On top of this, he felt like something was mentally lacking when entering the octagon even though he was physically in the best shape possible to take on anyone that would have stepped up. So after a long and a thoughtful decision, he finally hung up the gloves and called it a day.
But in 2012, Lesnar once again decided to capture your attention in the biggest way possible.
He made his way into facing the Undertaker at Wrestlemania and breaking the Deadman's undefeated streak of 21 and 0. The audiences unsurprisingly had their jaws dropped as Lesnar solidified himself once again. But it wasn’t until Lesnar faced John Cena for the Heavyweight Championship at Summer Slam where he gave birth to Suplex City and completely decimated Cena, to finally complete his arc into becoming the character he always envisioned. Cena was the WWE poster boy at the current time and Lesnar was the only who could have convincingly dethroned him.
From then and onwards, Lesnar has been consistently booked as an indestructible man who cannot be put down by even the likes of Samoa Joe, the Samoan submission machine who‘s made numerous big names tap out.
You can definitely think of tricky situations to take the top spot away from Lesnar, but when it comes to a straight forward one on one match up, there’s potentially no one, who can dethrone the beast in convincing fashion.
Brock Lesnar as a performer and a character will always be at the forefront in the minds of wrestling fans as we’re continuously curious to know how the beast is going to capture our attention next. Every time he enters a ring, going through an intense storyline and a build-up, we know one thing for sure, Brock Lesnar will deliver a finale that we’re going to talk about for a long-long time and when the day comes when Brock inevitably delivers his final match, it’s undoubtedly going to stick in our minds for an eternity.
Brock Lesnar is one of those wrestlers who makes you wanna learn how to wrestle. I’ve been a fan of Lesnar since the age of twelve and very happy to finally getting around to writing this blog.
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