The following week on Raw, General Manager John Laurinaitis revealed that he signed Lesnar to bring "legitimacy" back to WWE and become the "new face of the WWE". At Vengeance on July 21, Lesnar lost to Van Dam in a WWE Intercontinental Championship match by disqualification. Brock has even penned an autobiography titled Death Clutch: My story of Determination, Domination and Survival.. 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During his main event match against Reigns, Lesnar delivered multiple suplexes and was heard exclaiming, "Suplex City, bitch!"  On July 15, NJPW stripped Lesnar of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as he did not return to defend it due to visa issues. 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As noted WWE claims that he is 63, even on WWE playing cards Brock Lesnars height is mentioned as 63. IGF promoter Antonio Inoki had stated Lesnar was the "proper" IWGP Heavyweight Champion as he was not defeated for the title. Things took a turn for worse again in 2011, this time he had to get a 12 inch piece of his colon removed surgically. Lesnar debuted on WWF television on the March 18, 2002, episode of Raw as a heel, attacking Al Snow, Maven and Spike Dudley during their WWF Hardcore Championship match, while also being accompanied by Paul Heyman, who was seen giving instructions to Lesnar.  At WrestleMania, Lesnar beat Goldberg to win his fifth world title in WWE and became the first man to have won both the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship. Wrestling companies tend to give their wrestlers a billed height which means that the wrestlers height will be calculated after he has dawned his boots/wrestling gear.  On July 8, USADA confirmed that Lesnar had begun the process to get back into their drug-testing pool.  Lesnar then attacked Orton during his match the following night on SmackDown Live, performing an F-5 on Orton.  He denied Couture's takedown attempts and outstruck him on the feet, eventually knocking him down and landing ground and pound until he was awarded the technical knockout and UFC Heavyweight Championship.  On October 2 Lesnar pulled out of his Carwin bout due to an illness.  I just don't put myself out there to the fans and prostitute my private life to everybody.  Lesnar wrestled several dark matches in 2001 and 2002 before being called up to the WWF's main roster.. The ensuing brawl ended with Lesnar delivering an F-5 to Henry. In the second the two traded blows but Mir hurt Lesnar with a knee and a punch, leading him to take Mir down and land heavy ground and pound winning the fight via technical knockout in round two.  On the December 4 episode of SmackDown!, he defended the WWE Championship from Benoit after Benoit passed out to Lesnar's debuting submission hold, the Brock Lock.  Reports claimed that he would have been #1 had he not failed his UFC drug tests. After his victory, Lesnar was attacked by former UFC opponent Cain Velasquez, making his WWE debut. I wasn't the best technician in amateur wrestling but I was strong, had great conditioning, and a hard head. A box office sensation, he competed in some of the bestselling pay-per-view events in promotion history, including headlining UFC 91, UFC 100, UFC 116, and UFC 121. Lesnar continued to aggressively pursue the WWE Championship despite his friendship with Angle.  He was replaced by Shane Carwin, who ended up losing against dos Santos. In 2016, a new home video was released on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a collector's edition, called Brock Lesnar: Eat. Lesnar submitted Kim with strikes in 1:09 of the first round to win his first official MMA match. , On December 27 at UFC 92, Frank Mir defeated Antnio Nogueira for the Interim Heavyweight Championship and was to face Lesnar for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 98.  On August 23, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed that Lesnar had twice been tested positive for clomiphene and was suspended. Follow us on our social media channels to stay connected. The Miz", "1/3 WWE Raw Results: Powell's live review of Brock Lesnar's first appearance as the new WWE Champion, Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins in a four-way for a shot at the WWE Championship, Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler for the U.S. Watch This Story: Roman Reigns Puts Down Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch Retains: Best Moments From WWE Crown Jewel 2021.  At WrestleMania on April 6, Lesnar defeated Undertaker after executing three F-5s, ending his undefeated WrestleMania streak at 21, a feat that was described by Sports Illustrated as being "the most shocking result since the Montreal Screwjob". Lesnar and WWE were not on good terms a decade ago.  He was discharged after failing a computer typing test and later worked for a construction company. It's my life. This was also the first pay-per-view held after the WWF was renamed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Blu-ray & DVD collector's set now", "Brock Lesnar Revealed as 'WWE 2K17' Cover Star", "Brock Lesnar Training Footage Inside Dymatize Nutrition Products", "Q&A: Brock Lesnar on his recovery, WWE vs. UFC, marriage and more", "WWE cuts more while negotiating with Lesnar", "Update On The Brock Lesnar Vs. 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He trained with Minnesota Martial Arts Academy under Greg Nelson and Minnesota Assistant Head wrestling coach Marty Morgan. Lesnar incapacitated Strowman, allowing Reigns to capitalize on the distracted Lesnar and win the Universal Championship, ending Lesnar's title reign at 504 days.  On the September 18 episode of SmackDown!, Lesnar defeated Angle in an Iron Man match to win his third WWE Championship by a final score of five to four, thus ending their long-standing feud.  Former WWE Champion Bob Backlund criticized the fact that Lesnar used mostly suplexes during his matches, saying "it gets old to do the same thing over and over and over again".. 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During the match, Lesnar had passed out due to a staged backstage incident and McMahon was set to pin him, but Angle refused to allow McMahon to win that way. , During UFC 77 on October 20, Lesnar joined Ultimate Fighting Championship with a one-fight contract. Lesnar signed the biggest developmental deal in WWE history. According to his book Death Clutch, Brock got this tattoo around 2005, when he was feeling very stressed about his future. On the following episode of SmackDown!, Angle introduced Heyman as his manager and, despite promising Lesnar a title shot earlier in the evening, declared that Lesnar still would not get it. 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Lesnar then retired from MMA, mentioning his struggles with diverticulitis and saying "tonight was the last time you'll see me in the octagon". With Survivor Series coming up, he challenged Angle to a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.  After retaining the championship against Ricochet at Super ShowDown, Lesnar ultimately lost the WWE Championship to McIntyre in the main event of WrestleMania 36 Part 2 (which was taped on March 2526 and aired on April 5). , Lesnar successfully defended his newly won title against the debuting Paul London on the October 9 episode of SmackDown!. Lesnar went on to criticize Canadian health care further and stated that he shared his experience to speak "on the behalf of the doctors in the United States that don't want health care reform to happen". A CD containing footage of Lesnar training was included with Dymatize's "Xpand" product.  WWE was later granted a deadline postponement. He named his botched shooting star press at WrestleMania XIX as a particular source of pain.  On January 13, WWE once again filed an injunction against Lesnar to stop him from defending the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, which was also not enforced as he went on to retain his championship against former Sumo Wrestling Grand Champion Akebono on March 19, at the Sumo Hall.  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The feud ended in a match at Backlash on April 27, where Lesnar defeated Cena to retain the WWE Championship.  He then went to Bismarck State College, where he won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) heavyweight wrestling championship in his sophomore year. He was also scheduled to compete in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match at Elimination Chamber. , Lesnar's next challenger was Roman Reigns, who had won the Royal Rumble match to earn a title match at WrestleMania 31 on March 29. 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Lesnar added that "[he's] an older caveman now, so [he] makes smarter caveman decisions" and that he chose to sign with WWE instead of returning to MMA because he could "work part-time with full-time pay". His lawyer described it as a "vitamin type of thing".  At the Crown Jewel event, Lesnar defeated Velasquez in under five minutes via submission with the Kimura Lock. At Extreme Rules, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle threatened to strip Lesnar of the Universal Championship if he did not show up to Raw the following night. He could look the fraction over 6ft 2 mark there. Payne and Scotty Sabre), The Suicide Blondes (Derrick King and Jason Lee), The Disciples of Synn (B.J. Mir attempted to grab ahold of Lesnar's leg early in the fight but was denied and Lesnar held top position landing punches for the rest of the round.  On September 24 at a house show in Chicago, Illinois, Lesnar defeated Orton in a no-disqualification rematch, with the match being billed as a Suplex City death match.  As Lesnar and Big Show continued their rivalry, Kurt Angle returned from his neck surgery and began to form a more friendly rivalry with Lesnar, as the two were allies, yet contenders for the title.  In a rematch at Night of Champions on September 21, Lesnar was disqualified due to Seth Rollins interfering, but retained his championship. , The following night on Raw, WWE's Chief Operating Officer Triple H refused to give in to Lesnar's unreasonable contract demands (which included being given his own personal jet and having Raw renamed to Monday Night Raw Starring Brock Lesnar), resulting in Lesnar attacking him and breaking his arm with a kimura lock in storyline. This would have enabled Lesnar to work anywhere immediately. , Speculation about a return to MMA lasted until March 24, 2015, when Lesnar revealed in an interview on SportsCenter that he had re-signed with WWE and officially closed the door on a return to MMA, even though he was offered a deal "ten times more" than what he had made previously in his MMA career. Roman Reigns Conquers Brock Lesnar After Dramatic Finish at WWE Crown Jewel He won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2005 while with NJPW, and he re-signed with WWE in 2012; his 504-day reign as Universal Champion is the seventh-longest world championship reign in the promotion's history.  Later in the Royal Rumble match, Lesnar attacked Goldberg with an F-5, enabling Kurt Angle to eliminate him by throwing him off the top rope.  Lesnar attended Bismarck State College for two years before transferring to the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship, where he was roommates with future WWE colleague Shelton Benjamin, who was also his assistant coach. At the first-ever SmackDown! , Lesnar returned on the January 28, 2013, episode of Raw, confronting Mr. McMahon who was about to fire Heyman, and despite Heyman's pleas, Lesnar attacked McMahon with an F-5, breaking McMahon's pelvis in storyline. He often visits Alberta, Canada to hunt deer and also fell in trouble with the law after admitting to a hunting infraction in 2011. 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Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films. Lesnar returned to WWE on April 2, 2012, on Raw, as a heel, by confronting and delivering an F-5 to John Cena. Angle threatened to fire Heyman if he could not persuade Lesnar to come to the ring. Lesnar continued to possess the physical IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt until late June 2007..  Lesnar then dared any wrestler who disapproved of that notion to challenge him, which was answered by Mark Henry. With the victory, Lesnar became the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, earning his first Submission of the Night and giving Carwin his first loss.