Brock Lesnar

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Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

Original Name: Brock Edward Lesnar

Born: July 12, 1977 (Mary field, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Height: 6 t 3 in (1.91 m)

Weight: 286 lb (130 kg)

Debut: October 2000

Lesnar was born and raised in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Stephanie and Richard Lesnar, who owned and operated a dairy farm. He is of German descent. He has two older brothers named Troy and Chad and a younger sister named Brandi. At age 17, he joined the Army National Guard, where he was assigned to an office job after his red-green colourblindness was deemed hazardous to his desire to work with explosives. He lost this job after failing a computer typing test and later worked for a construction company.

Championships and Accomplishments

Collegiate wrestling

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • NCAA Division I All-American (1999, 2000)
    • NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion (2000)
    • Big Ten Conference Champion (1999, 2000)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
    • NJCAA All-American (1997, 1998)
    • NJCAA Heavyweight Champion (1998)
    • North Dakota State University Bison Tournament Champion (1997–1999)

 Mixed martial arts

  • Inside Fights
    • Biggest Draw (2008)
    • Rookie of the Year (2008)
  • Sherdog Awards
    • Beatdown of the Year (2009)
  • Sports Illustrated
    • Top Newcomer of the Year (2008)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Submission of the Night (1 time)
  • World MMA Awards
    • Breakthrough Fighter of the Year (2009)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Best Box Office Draw(2008–2010)
    • MMA Most Valuable Fighter (2008–2010)

Professional wrestling

Lesnar during his fourth reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion

  • Guinness World Records
    • World record: Youngest person to win the WWE Championship (aged 25 years, 44 days)
  • Inoki Genome Federation
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Shelton Benjamin
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Feud of the Year (2003) Kurt Angle
    • Feud of the Year (2015) The Undertaker
    • Match of the Year (2003)  Kurt Angle in anIron Man match on Smack Down! on September 16
    • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2002)
    • Wrestler of the Year (2002, 2014)
    • Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2003
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Best Brawler (2003)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2002) F-5
    • Feud of the Year (2003)  Kurt Angle
    • Most Improved Wrestler (2002, 2003)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (class of 2015)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
    • WWE Championship (4 times)
    • WWE Universal Championship (1 time, current)
    • King of the Ring (2002)
    • Royal Rumble (2003)
    • Slammy Awards (5 times)
      • Hash tag of the Year (2015) – SuplexCity
      • Match of the Year (2015) –  The Undertaker atHell in a Cell
      • Rivalry of the Year (2015) –  The Undertaker
      • “Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Moment of the Year (2015) – Coining “Suplex City” atWrestle Mania 31
      • The OMG Shocking Moment of the Year (2014) – Ending The Undertaker’sWrestle Mania streak at Wrestle Mania XXX
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