My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

WWE, TNA, and all U.S./Canada based graps talk
User avatar
Ckkj14
Posts: 453
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:11 pm

My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by Ckkj14 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:32 pm

I reckon we could get quite a few different opinions on this one. My nomination-

Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns v Seth Rollins - Wrestlemania 31

Massively underrated match in my opinion that told an amazing story. If we get a Lesnar v Reigns rematch this year it'll be interest to see if they can top this. Lets hear everyone else's suggestions

User avatar
mlev76
Posts: 2576
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:32 pm
Location: New York, New York
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by mlev76 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Lesnar may be one of the best multi man match wrestlers around. Along with the matches you mentioned, the Summerslam four way from last year and the Rumble 15 three way with Rollins and Cena were both outstanding.

I think my choice would remain the Iron Man match with Kurt from 2003. Completely different from the modern day incarnation of Brock, but probably the best 60 minute Iron Man match you'll ever see.

User avatar
John The Drummer
Posts: 457
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by John The Drummer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:18 pm

Lesnar vs Goldberg at Survivor Series
Sure, it was a glorified squash match, but I mainly loved it because of how damn unexpected it was!

Lesnar vs Angle at WM19
I was at this show, and it even though I didn't full respect the in ring work at my young age, it was still a treat to see. Going back and watching it again... yeah... great match.

User avatar
King Of Indy Style
Posts: 876
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:30 am
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by King Of Indy Style » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Gotta go with Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell at No Mercy 2002. Easily my favorite Cell match, and it's easily one of the most underrated ones. Just an awesome, bloody fight.
Image

User avatar
Rich Kraetsch
Site Admin
Posts: 2174
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:12 pm
Location: Wheaton, IL
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by Rich Kraetsch » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Had a tough time with this one but I'm going with Lesnar vs. Cena at Extreme Rules. It was such a shock to the system and it was unlike any match we had seen in WWE in quite some time. It's one of those can't take your eyes off of it matches and one that set the stage for what was to come from both Cena and Lesnar.

Lesnar has had a GREAT career. It seems odd to call him underrated but I'm not sure he gets his proper due for having such a great catalog of matches throughout the years.

User avatar
Rich Kraetsch
Site Admin
Posts: 2174
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:12 pm
Location: Wheaton, IL
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by Rich Kraetsch » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 pm

King Of Indy Style wrote:Gotta go with Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell at No Mercy 2002. Easily my favorite Cell match, and it's easily one of the most underrated ones. Just an awesome, bloody fight.
Far and away my favorite Cell match ever. It's not even close. Good pick.

User avatar
GuestTimekeeper
Posts: 174
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:20 am
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by GuestTimekeeper » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Lesnar vs Angle, Ironman Match on Smackdown. My favorite Ironman Match.

User avatar
rollup
Posts: 497
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:02 am
Location: Asia

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by rollup » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:10 pm

i loved the smackdown ironman match , Brock dominates but had to survive by the skin of his teeth once Angle was making his babyface comeback

User avatar
mlev76
Posts: 2576
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:32 pm
Location: New York, New York
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by mlev76 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:59 pm

rollup wrote:i loved the smackdown ironman match , Brock dominates but had to survive by the skin of his teeth once Angle was making his babyface comeback
The purposeful DQ right off the bat was so smart and such a great way to let Brock get any early advantage. Great heel move and great way to make Angle a super babyface.

User avatar
syxxpakk
Posts: 375
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:07 am

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by syxxpakk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:39 am

Lesnar vs. Taker - Hell in a Cell, No Mercy 2002
"If I’m Neville or Aries, I definitely give a shit about the take of TJ “Career Trajectory Vanilla Midget” Perkins regarding my burning desire for advancement and steady income." - supersonic

User avatar
supersonic
Posts: 3332
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:12 am
Location: Edgar Martinez Dr S
Contact:

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by supersonic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 am

No DQ, No Countout Match
Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk

Lesnar is of course accompanied by Paul Heyman. He gets the early advantage on Punk with his size and strength, but gets cocky. The starving-for-vengeance Punk capitalizes on that and gets some strikes in, only for Lesnar to manage to quickly gain the advantage again, telling the former WWE and World Champion that this is Lesnar's territory and he owns him. However, Punk was so fueled with anger and determination that he kept bringing the fight to Lesnar, and it took a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor for Lesnar to get some breathing room.

Once they got back in the ring, they continued putting forth a jaw-dropping collision. Lesnar of course continued to rely on his strength, size, and power, but Punk would show his craftiness. Both men did a superb job of avoiding each other's finishers, and there was a reversal segment in the match that was truly something to behold. Punk had Lesnar lifted for the Go 2 Sleep, and as he dropped him, Lesnar landed on his feet and had the Kimura locked on. Punk found enough leverage to escape that and attempt to get an armbar, but Lesnar escaped that, only for Punk to get Lesnar locked in a triangle hold. I need to pause and explain why this segment of the match so far is fucking brilliant. Lesnar is a former UFC World Heavyweight Champion and NCAA National Wrestling Champion, and had said going into this match that Punk's MMA training was subpar and amateur. This was a great way for Lesnar to have to eat those words.

Continuing with this outstanding reversal segment, Lesnar seemed to show serious consideration into tapping out to the triangle choke. However, he once again resorted to his power and lifted Punk to deliver a powerbomb. In a moment of sheer storytelling genius, Punk kept the triangle locked in, absorbing the pain because of his focus and thirst for revenge. This got Lesnar to undoubtedly consider tapping again, but he overcame the struggle and gave Punk a running powerbomb that would make Jushin Liger proud. That finally broke the triangle, and Lesnar followed up with Eddie Guerrero's Three Amigos suplex chain. This entire reversal segment was not only executed perfectly, but enhanced the story of the match and was captivating from start to finish. But this match wasn't over quite yet.

Lesnar went to go get a chair, but had a struggle over it with Punk. Punk took full advantage of the rules and gave Lesnar a blatant lowblow that was timed perfectly and kept this excellent story going. After hitting Lesnar with the chair a couple times, Heyman finally stepped in to distract Punk (he had also done that earlier in the match to get Lesnar out of a jam). Lesnar took advantage to attack Punk from behind, and I liked that Punk didn't duck to have the heels collide with each other. Lesnar attempted another F5, but Punk held on to Heyman's tie. Punk would escape the F5 and land another GTS on Lesnar, and was clearly going to win the match until Heyman jumped on him. Punk got his frustrations out on his former best friend, mentor, and manager, including locking on the Anaconda Vise. But Lesnar hit Punk with the chair, then dropped him with an F5 on it, bringing this work of art to a conclusion.

This is definitely better than the Rumble and Cena vs. Punk matches when discussing WWE's MOTY for 2013. This was phenomenally paced, told a fantastic story, and was genuinely captivating. It lived up to its storyline and hype. This was just as great of a babyface performance from Punk as his matches at Joe vs. Punk II, Death Before Dishonor III, and Money in the Bank 2011. He had Lesnar beat and his performance was so fucking excellent that had he won this match, there's nobody with a working brain that wouldn't have bought it. It was convincing. He got a well-deserved standing ovation afterwards from the L.A. crowd. This would have been a great way to end Punk's most recent tenure as an on-screen character, and it's VERY obvious why he was running on fumes throughout his next several months on the active roster.

As for Lesnar, he earned his salary on this night. His selling was also amazing, allowing the much smaller Punk to look like a true star. But Lesnar didn't lose anything from this match at all, even with Heyman's help. He just came out looking like even more of a son of a bitch when this was over. It's too bad the crowd didn't give him a heated reaction, but perhaps the crowd was just in awe of what they just witnessed. To me, this is Lesnar's greatest match, better than his work with the Rock, John Cena, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero. I'll be amazed if he can ever manage to top this. ****3/4

User avatar
K. Hare
Posts: 403
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:25 am
Location: Collegeville, PA

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by K. Hare » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:06 am

Cena Extreme Rules

User avatar
rovert
Posts: 2839
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:45 am

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by rovert » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:14 am

K. Hare wrote:Cena Extreme Rules
All day every day.

User avatar
ThommyGunn
Posts: 116
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:59 pm
Location: KCMO

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by ThommyGunn » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:55 pm

If you really think about it, there haven't been many guys who have consistently mixed mainstream appeal, work-rate, and pure spectacle quite like Lesnar has. His presentation has been one of the few things WWE has more often than not gotten right.

As far as the matches I would say vs Cena at Extreme Rules, Rumble 3-Way, and Mania 31. Just rewatched the match with Eddie at No Way Out the other day, in terms of story and emotion that was a real winner too.

User avatar
Kirk D
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 pm

Re: My Best Match #4 - Brock Lesnar

Post by Kirk D » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:54 am

Brock Lesnar vs John Cena at Summerslam
The best and most extended squash ever, perfectly executed, until the last minute you think #LOLCenawins but then ...

Post Reply