The Story of "The Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar (2002)

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Wrestling Bios presents The Story of "The Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar (2002).
Brock Lesnar made a sudden impact on the WWF when he made his debut the night after WrestleMania X8. Brock had a truly outstanding amateur wrestling career, becoming the NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Champion in 2000. With his natural athletic pedigree, Brock Lesnar was approached by Vince McMahon and the WWF to begin work as a professional wrestler. Brock signed his WWF contract in 2000, going on to train at OVW with guys like John Cena and Randy Orton in order to sharpen his wrestling skills.
When Brock made his first televised appearances in the WWF, he made people take notice. With Paul Heyman at his side, the "Next Big Thing" completely destroyed everything in his path, leading to a 2002 King of the Ring victory and, in a matter of mere months, Brock Lesnar went to Summerslam where he defeated The Rock to become the WWE Undisputed Champion.
This video takes a look at Brock Lesnar's early WWF / WWE days, from his debut right up to his first WWE championship win. Matches and topics include:
00:00 - Brock Lesnar before WWE
03:44 - Brock makes an impact on Raw
06:59 - The Hardy Boyz vs Brock Lesnar
12:45 - Brock wins the 2002 King of the Ring
16:34 - Brock vs Rock at Summerslam 2002
- Much More!

#WWE #Documentary #Wrestling


  1. Micah Hill
    Micah Hill
    3 ditë më parë

    This Brock lesnar is the best 2002 to 2004.

  2. Khazimla Meslane
    Khazimla Meslane
    8 ditë më parë

    I can watch that chair shot all day 😭😭😭🔥🔥🔥

  3. Jake Pearl
    Jake Pearl
    11 ditë më parë

    It's been 6 months... Where's my next big BROCK video?

  4. Dominique
    11 ditë më parë

    For sure one of the greatest hyped up wrestlers EVER. I remember it like it was yesterday. The anticipation for brock was crazy, he delivered. Last wwe game i bought was "here comes the pain" After that i was done with wrasslin. F5.

  5. Rio Ducci
    Rio Ducci
    11 ditë më parë

    Imagine if brock lesnar was in og ECW

  6. Rio Ducci
    Rio Ducci
    11 ditë më parë

    Youngest wwe champion at the time maybe ever.

  7. EliBoi 123
    EliBoi 123
    20 ditë më parë


    1. EliBoi 123
      EliBoi 123
      20 ditë më parë


  8. Al's Variety
    Al's Variety
    20 ditë më parë

    Brock in 2002, Kurt Angle in 2000 and Ronda Rousey in 2018 are, in my opinion, 3 of the greatest WWE rookie years I ever saw.

  9. Keith Langman
    Keith Langman
    23 ditë më parë

    9:31 that chair hahaha, the crowd going "oooh" is the best part.

  10. El Gato
    El Gato
    23 ditë më parë

    Excellent year for wrestling fans

  11. Annette Snyder
    Annette Snyder
    24 ditë më parë

    The lewd pump intralysosomally bare because pantyhose lately seal through a perfect beer. aspiring, adamant knife

  12. Michael Osborne
    Michael Osborne
    25 ditë më parë

    Brock Lesnar is what WCW wanted people to think Goldberg was

  13. Frankie Paul
    Frankie Paul
    Muaj më parë

    I completely forget that Hayman got a 3 count over Jeff .... lol

  14. Frankie Paul
    Frankie Paul
    Muaj më parë

    The mussel definitely and size that he had from such a young age is insane. In some of those pics he looked about 14 and had the body of a fully developed power lifter.

  15. Frankie Paul
    Frankie Paul
    Muaj më parë

    Probably one of if not the best wrestling channels about. Hats off.

  16. merces47letifer
    Muaj më parë

    I think I watched his segment on "Before They Were Superstars 2" about 50 times as a young teenager. This dude is the reason I still workout to this day.

  17. Kyle W.
    Kyle W.
    Muaj më parë

    When did WWF start using TKO?

  18. azapro911
    Muaj më parë

    Lesnar was one of those extremely rare times when hotshotting to the top made absolute sense.

  19. The Master of Lion
    The Master of Lion
    Muaj më parë

    I love Linda McMahon’s entrance theme in the beginning I dance naked to it

  20. ffadams
    Muaj më parë

    austin was scared of brock,but vince always wants to bury his guys who put the company on the map...seeing vets/hof coming back old as hell to get beat up by the younger talent is always what vince has done.

  21. Big Bay
    Big Bay
    Muaj më parë

    The part where Brock destroys Hogan, If you listen carefully, you can hear all the careers Hogan has taken over the years finally being freed.

  22. Tollah Tv ferkah
    Tollah Tv ferkah
    Muaj më parë

    Damn!! The talent that came out of OVW

  23. BRS Productions
    BRS Productions
    Muaj më parë

    i never cared for brock the wrestler. too much like boring unbeatable hulk hogan.

  24. Max Meida
    Max Meida
    Muaj më parë

    Legit best pro wrestler of the last 20 years. Most believable, biggest draw.

  25. Conrado Javier
    Conrado Javier
    2 muaj më parë

    I miss this Lesnar over that Lazy Bum & His Part Timer's Shovel.

  26. otherguy246
    2 muaj më parë

    I am tired of Brock Lesnar....I don't want him to return...... But I appreciate these videos from a historical standpoint.

  27. AltimaMantoid
    2 muaj më parë

    My first time seeing Lesnar was a house show in Bristol, TN before his debut in WWE. He completely destroyed Perry Saturn. It was crazy, the dude was huge and mobile and I looked at my Uncle at the time and said, "I don't know who this guy is but if he shows up in WWE he'll destroy everyone."

  28. anwjuice
    2 muaj më parë

    With stone cold truth is stone cold had became a Diva, he was a a mid card at best before stone cold. Stone cold is all gimmick and don't tell me he not when before he never got over and once he did he didn't want put anyone else over. Talk about a jerk

  29. John Rambo
    John Rambo
    2 muaj më parë

    If that Lesnar from 2002 entered the UFC he would have gone down in History as the most dominant fighter of all time. Literally no one in the world would have been able to handle a young Brock Lesnar in a fight He was probably the closest thing the world has seen to a real life superman in his prime I have never seen any athlete in any sport like Lesnar in his prime, just an absolute freak

  30. Massttrshrdr Harmonic minor
    Massttrshrdr Harmonic minor
    2 muaj më parë

    So the rock is the youngest wwf champ ever?

    1. Tollah Tv ferkah
      Tollah Tv ferkah
      Muaj më parë


  31. Corduroy G
    Corduroy G
    2 muaj më parë

    @2:08 those traps as a sophomore in college are you effing kidding me

  32. TheTimeFlyzShow
    3 muaj më parë

    He does look like the bully archetype.

  33. Thomas Chaplin
    Thomas Chaplin
    3 muaj më parë

    Got to hand it to Spike Dudley. He got thrown around by Brock for like 6 months and always made it look totally devastating.

  34. None -
    None -
    3 muaj më parë

    Brock was a terrible wrestler. He was a terrible UFC fighter he had everything handed to him on a horse meat platter

  35. Rose Legend
    Rose Legend
    4 muaj më parë

    I think Goldbergs success in WCW also contributed to lesnars popularity in WWE. Lets be real he kinda was WWEs version of Goldberg

  36. Ghostofmcnabb
    4 muaj më parë

    I wish wwe would give lesnar his full move set from his first run. He was an absolute beast, sucks they made him only so damn suplexes to sell merchandise 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    4 muaj më parë

    They should have had the Vengence RVD Ending on the RAW after KotR, then Lesnar could have went on to beat Austin at Vengeance. Austin was Right Not to Job on RAW. The Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan Matches were wasted in terms of Storyline.

  38. Nazran
    4 muaj më parë

    Lesnar is a one in a billion jewel. His physique make him looks like a beast but being backed up with his athletic background, he able to move fast and agile like a cruiserweight. His grappling moves looks explosive thus making it looks real and painful. Only his mic works that are mediocore. But yeah he has quite a lot of entertaining solo segment in smackdown 03-04. Lesnar is the only wrestler that WWE succesfully managed to push instantly. And he never gone to mid card since then

  39. Super John
    Super John
    5 muaj më parë

    If Mike Awesome went to WWF earlier. He could have been like Brock Lesnar.

  40. Michael Scott
    Michael Scott
    5 muaj më parë

    Hey Wrestling Bios, what are the chances you making his NJPW career video. I know you're more of wwe and wcw guy but it would be great to addition to your Lesnar's videos.

  41. Michael Scott
    Michael Scott
    5 muaj më parë

    Dream Matches with Lesnar would be VS. Kevin Nash, Sting, and Steve Austin.

  42. Paul Yeoman
    Paul Yeoman
    5 muaj më parë

    Was hoping for a bit of Cornette threatening to shoot Brock in OVW 🤣 great content as always!

  43. Roy Charles
    Roy Charles
    5 muaj më parë

    I'm glad he had a wrestling career, one possible serial killer less .lol

  44. DarksidePride
    5 muaj më parë

    great videos! keep it up

  45. NYRfan4Life
    5 muaj më parë

    9:33 - That chair shot was HEAVY!!!!

  46. Save Chicken
    Save Chicken
    5 muaj më parë


  47. DDS
    5 muaj më parë

    I’m still waiting on that Brock vs Rock rematch. We didn’t get it at Mania 30 so we gotta get it b4 they’re too old lol

  48. History Geek777
    History Geek777
    5 muaj më parë

    Brocks shoot in ufc about coors light is amazing

  49. Psychonis
    5 muaj më parë

    Looking back now, I don't think anyone in history was ever booked as strongly that Brock. Putting him over Ric Flair, Hogan, The Rock, and potintallyl Steve Austin was absolutely insane. Brock, love him or hate him, really was a once in a generation talent.

  50. Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams
    5 muaj më parë

    Haha. Its not real. Its pantomime

  51. Ashleigh Mayberry
    Ashleigh Mayberry
    5 muaj më parë

    I remember watching wwe avidly at this time, and thinking on his debut that he would be something big. "The next big thing"

  52. Riaz Uddin
    Riaz Uddin
    5 muaj më parë

    Austin was real moody in this period but I agree, it should be a PPV match. Kinda weird how they also just put Lesnar v Hogan on TV.

  53. Naqib Ismail
    Naqib Ismail
    5 muaj më parë

    brock is the best keep to me that you have my no lesnar and but his know time is wwe

  54. Sola Scriptura
    Sola Scriptura
    5 muaj më parë

    @4:26 "....and you've got a license to print money". That line is gold. You just earned a new sub, Brother.

  55. GibDozer1
    5 muaj më parë

    Brocks 1st run was pretty entertaining, Sadly it was also his best work in wrestling.

  56. Andy Whitaker
    Andy Whitaker
    6 muaj më parë

    Brocks 1st run was the last time I can remember where someone new came in and made watching wwe must see.its a shame he left when he did

  57. SpeedChamp467
    6 muaj më parë

    if you hit Brock Lesnar over the head with a chair the chair could suffer concussion or other issues down the line.

  58. David Toney
    David Toney
    6 muaj më parë

    This guy is making a living of plagiarism

  59. KEWL V1C
    KEWL V1C
    6 muaj më parë

    Summerslam 02 was a great event, the fact that the crowd had any energy left by the end was a miracle.

  60. Benjamin Tanuwira
    Benjamin Tanuwira
    6 muaj më parë

    How I wish I could go back to 2002

  61. shiva dutta
    shiva dutta
    6 muaj më parë

    Awesome video...

  62. Charlie Bowen
    Charlie Bowen
    6 muaj më parë

    Best thing about lesnar..... the botched shooting star press

  63. JonHall1
    6 muaj më parë

    I could be wrong but I heard Eddie Guerrero was supposed to be the referee during the Austin/Lesnar match. Guerrero was going to help Lesnar win which would have fully kicked off the Austin Guerrero feud. I can't remember where I heard it from though so I could very well be wrong

  64. DC Mount
    DC Mount
    6 muaj më parë

    Austin was scared cause he know Brock wasn’t going scripted

  65. jazwantb96
    6 muaj më parë

    People who say Brock can’t wrestle should see his first run in WWE. He still can but I guess Vince just wants him to have a limited move set.

    1. Uğur Karaalioğlu
      Uğur Karaalioğlu
      5 muaj më parë

      First run : he had great matches with names like rey, Chris benoit, Eddie, undertaker, kurt angle (60 minute Iron match, wm, ss) Second run: he had great matches with names like Aj styles, daniel bryan, seth rollins, cm punk, Finn balor

  66. Joseph Chaparro
    Joseph Chaparro
    6 muaj më parë

    Brocks first run in WWE was game changing the feud between Lesnar and the Undertaker was Amazing and the Matches Lesnar had with Big Show it still amazes me when I see Lesnar belly to belly suplex the Big Show but now Lesnar Sucks he's not limited by anything but his own ego and lack of work ethic I don't blame him for wanting to stay at home during the whole covid-19 epidemic but long before this he turned into a two move bitch even worse than Cena don't get me wrong though if I had to choose who I would rather see go over between Lesnar and Cena I'm choosing Lesnar all day everyday.

  67. Bittu Mehra
    Bittu Mehra
    6 muaj më parë

    Why Brock not in ecw

  68. smashingpumpkin1986
    6 muaj më parë

    He's got the personality of a sea sponge.

  69. Kamal Joseph
    Kamal Joseph
    6 muaj më parë

    It's a real shame that Lesnar's first run was so brief due to the backstage politics, the toil of the ring and long hours on the road but I can't help but think what if Lesnar did not leave in 2004 how different things would of been in the WWE.

  70. CaptainSwagger81
    6 muaj më parë

    Even though wwe did the right thing in pushing lesnar as a new star i felt that his quick push also led to his departure a couple of years later since i think he felt he accomplished a lot during his 1st stint

  71. Will Andrews
    Will Andrews
    6 muaj më parë

    That chair to the face made me feel a little queasy wtf there’s no gimmick chair or reinforced skull.

  72. Will Andrews
    Will Andrews
    6 muaj më parë

    I’d love 1 thing to see Bobby the brain heenan and rick rude take on brock and heyman but then u just have heel v heel but who cares wow that would be such fun

  73. Josephus Mutzenbacher
    Josephus Mutzenbacher
    6 muaj më parë

    Nah, Lita would totally hook up with Heyman. Not to defend her. Boyfriend, mind you, but if it would get her somewhere. Lita was exactly, what Matt Hardy called her back in the day. Her theme song rocked, though

  74. changer stranger
    changer stranger
    6 muaj më parë

    Mr.Perfect vs Brock was a leaked dark match. Dream match. Brock vs Sid Vicious.

  75. Some guy
    Some guy
    6 muaj më parë

    I’ll be honest I never really was a big lesnar fan he’s definitely big don’t get me wrong but his body shape or composition if you will, sucks he’s actually got a lot of fat on him and his bitch tits are massive......I wouldn’t tell him these things to his face lol but just my opinion

  76. Retro Rambles
    Retro Rambles
    6 muaj më parë

    I stopped watching WWE and wrestling from the 2001 survivor series Brock Lesnar was booked right as a beast Due to his build and look it would take something special to get a pin against him let alone beat him for a title

  77. bryan fuller
    bryan fuller
    6 muaj më parë

    Do a bio on Luger. I have a lot of unanswered questions about that guy.

  78. Elie BECHARA
    Elie BECHARA
    6 muaj më parë

    Happy Birthday, Brock Lesnar

  79. Benjatron26354
    6 muaj më parë

    Dream match: Brock Lesnar with Paul Hayman vs Andre the Giant with Bobby Heenan. Honestly, I’d go with Brock.

  80. chi tai
    chi tai
    6 muaj më parë

    The problem is that he was green in his first run.

  81. Brian Awesome
    Brian Awesome
    6 muaj më parë

    @Wrestling Bios, What happened to Brock Lesnar's build , that he had in 2002 - 2004?

  82. daoust26
    6 muaj më parë

    Lesnar’s first appearance on wwe tv was attacking RVD not beating up spike Dudley

  83. John Gurnhill
    John Gurnhill
    6 muaj më parë

    Shouldn't be him who ended undertaker streak

  84. Fredy Vergara Show
    Fredy Vergara Show
    6 muaj më parë

    Childhood! Prime lesnar was Insane af🔥 loved his rivalry vs Kurt Angle and using him on ps2 using power bombs and backbrackers and shooting stars!

  85. Super Saiyan 3
    Super Saiyan 3
    6 muaj më parë

    Great video mate! Such a shame people turn on the rock because he was leaving. Just shows how fickle people are.

  86. josie x
    josie x
    6 muaj më parë

    Miss the cool chair shots to the head. All pussies nowadays.

  87. dave rave
    dave rave
    6 muaj më parë

    He needs to return to this version

  88. Rebel By Design
    Rebel By Design
    6 muaj më parë

    Truly one of the best booked wrestler debuts. This wouldn't have worked in such a short time frame with everybody, because not everyone has the immediate presence and threat of Lesnar, but they did a great job pairing him with the right mouthpiece, having him maul his way through the ranks, earn a title shot and become a legit main eventer within 6 months. I feel like that sense of progression is often missing in modern WWE.

  89. AMP3083
    6 muaj më parë

    The Gun Jack of wrestling.

  90. Mr. Adams
    Mr. Adams
    6 muaj më parë

    Happy birthday Brock!!!

  91. Eric 496
    Eric 496
    6 muaj më parë

    Do the career of Hardcore Holly

  92. StarlightEater
    6 muaj më parë

    Did lesnar really pay a TMZ reporter 100k to delete pics of him and a bisex escort from the same college as him smootching?

  93. John Falcetta
    John Falcetta
    6 muaj më parë

    9:31 next to Stevie Richards on JBL one of the sickest non ECW chairshots ever

  94. James Warner
    James Warner
    6 muaj më parë

    It should never be overlooked how well Maven took that F5.

  95. Stuart Sutton
    Stuart Sutton
    6 muaj më parë

    Brock was and still is the man. People talk absolute rubbish about his mma career when they say he was this and that. He beat Randy Couture for the title and Frank Mir before he nearly died because of diviculitis. He came back and still competed at about 30% of what he once was. Who knows how long he would of been champ if not for his illness. Great athlete and still the biggest draw in wrestling

  96. seekr34
    6 muaj më parë

    Can't blame Austin. They always build up a story, but have him lose right away at first meeting, made no sense, especially when Austin was one of the top guys in the business.

    1. Super Saiyan 3
      Super Saiyan 3
      6 muaj më parë

      Can't blame Austin on that decision. He had no business being in the KOTR anyways. Austin vs Brock could have been built up very well after the rock left for hollywood and Lesnar being over as champ

  97. seekr34
    6 muaj më parë

    I kinda miss not having managers anymore

  98. DaManEX1983
    6 muaj më parë

    OMG! Hogan jobbed! No interference!

  99. faint13
    6 muaj më parë

    Another excellent video. I say this as someone who has always disliked Brock.

  100. bigbaddawg101
    6 muaj më parë

    I'm stuck between wanting to watch the video and my intense personal hatred for Bork Laser.