Brock Lesnar might be one of the biggest stars in WWE, but no one makes it to the company without more than a little bit of help along the way.
The Beast burst onto WWE’s main roster in March 2002 and proceeded to demolish everyone who stood in his way. Before long the star collegiate wrestler was racking up the wins and being crowned King of the Ring just three months after making his debut.
Lesnar’s King of the Ring win handed him a Undisputed WWE Championship shot at SummerSlam. By the time that the WWE circus reached the summer spectacular the man with the gold was Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. At the event Lesnar defeated The Great One and became the youngest WWE Champion in history.
Brock Lesnar Will Always Appreciate The Rock
“I’ll always appreciate what Dwayne did for me and my family.
I don’t know how many other guys Dwayne would have been happy to lose too clean, but he did it for me because he knew I could carry the torch for the company until he got it back. It wasn’t a gift. It was business.”
Following his victory over The Rock at SummerSlam Lesnar continued his dominant run while feuding with The Undertaker. He eventually lost the World Championship to Big Show at Survivor Series after being betrayed by Paul Heyman.
Lesnar remained at the top of the company all of the way up until his departure in 2004. After facing Goldberg at WrestleMania XX, Lesnar headed to pastures new in an effort to launch an NFL career. Jim Ross recently revealed that Lesnar and Goldberg pocketed a staggering $250,000 each for their WrestleMania bout.