Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SummerSlam A to Z: Brock Lesnar

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By Kevin Hunsperger
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This year Brock Lesnar prepares for a Wrestlemania 30 rematch against the Undertaker at SummerSlam, but I think few could argue SummerSlam 2014 will go down as the Beast Incarnate's best ever.  Brock not only won the WWE World heavyweight title, but he dominated the most dominate WWE champ in the last decade while doing it.

Dominating John Cena at SummerSlam 2014
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John Cena had very few moves in the 2014 match.  The win was another big feather in Brock's cap that included a Royal Rumble victory against The Big Show and ending Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.  Brock spent nearly 16 minutes beating the crap out of Cena.  The match looked to be over within the first 30 seconds when the Beast delivered an F5 to the champ at the start of the contest.

First championship win at SummerSlam 2002
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Brock's first SummerSlam in 2002 also saw him beat an iconic WWE Champion for the gold.  Lesnar pinned The Rock that night to become (at that time) the youngest WWE Champion in the company's history.  A year later, he'd submit to Kurt Angle while pursuing the gold again.  Then came his absence from WWE.  Nearly a decade later, he'd return and defeat Triple H by submission at the 2012.  His SummerSlam streak rolled into 2013 when he beat CM Punk.

Only SummerSlam loss to Kurt Angle
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As it stands Brock Lesnar is 4 and 1 at SummerSlam beating some of the biggest and best names at the annual event.  2015 is a tall order as he clashes with The Undertaker.  We're still too far out for me to pick a winner.  WWE likes to do the 50/50 booking these days, so I could see 'Taker winning here and leading to a rubber match maybe at Survivor Series or the Royal Rumble.  However I wouldn't be surprised to see Paul Heyman's client, "the Man Who Put the One in 21 and 1" come out on top. 


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