The in-ring rivalry between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker began all the way back in 2002, and Paul Heyman was there every step of the way.
Despite a whole list of incredible matches, it is a rivalry that will forever be remembered for Lesnar shockingly defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. In the process Lesnar broke ‘The Streak’ becoming the first man to overcome The Deadman at WWE’s showpiece event.
Reflecting on his career, and that match in particular in The Last Ride, Taker revealed that he was suffering from a lack of confidence going into the match. The revelation came as a surprise to many as WWE Legend had always appeared so professional and sure-footed.
“None of us knew it was as turbulent for him as it was because The Undertaker was very old school and didn’t bring his doubts or his problems to work. He came to perform at the highest level he possibly could. Every single time he arrived at work, every single time he arrived at the arena.”
After losing to Lesnar, Undertaker disappeared from view before returning to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 31. After beating Wyatt, Taker once again set his sights on Lesnar, defeating The Beast at SummerSlam. However, the rivalry wasn’t done with the pair meeting again at Hell In A Cell inside The Devil’s Playground.
Heyman went on to praise the clash at Hell In A Cell, as well as their previous bloody encounter inside the structure at No Mercy in 2002.
“I would suggest to you that The Undertaker versus Brock Lesnar delivered two of the greatest Hell In A Cell matches of all time, the most iconic moment in WrestleMania history up to WrestleMania XXX, and a true war between dominant athletes where you could never, ever accurately guess who was going to win the match on the particular night you were viewing.”
While The Undertaker retired from competition at Survivor Series in 2020, Brock Lesnar is far from done.
After being absent for over a year, Brock Lesnar recently returned to WWE at SummerSlam staring down Universal Champion Roman Reigns. After the Tribal Chief had defeated John Cena to retain his prized championship, Lesnar marched to the ring. The Beast wasted no time getting in the face of the champion as a stunned Paul Heyman looked on. The show went off the air with Reigns flanked by Heyman leaving Lesnar alone in the ring.
The pair will come face to face once more when Lesnar returns to SmackDown on August 27th.