When Brock Lesnar arrived in 2002, he was called The Next big Thing, because the future looked so bright for this beast of a man. Fast forward 18 years, and Lesnar has certainly delivered. He has been making history for nearly two decades, while building a Hall of Fame worthy resume. In that vein,WWE News listed the records that belong to Brock Lesnar.
It only took Lesnar 126 days after his debut to capture the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2002. And he was the youngest superstar to do it. Lesnar’s 126 days form debut to WWE title win is second to only Ric Flair who did it 113 days. He came into WWE on tear, destroying every Hardy and legend in sight enrout to becoming King of the Ring. And the opportunity to go one-on-one with the Great One, The Rock, at the biggest event of the summer.Lesnar was only 25 years old when he defeated the Rock to become WWE Champion, making him the youngest person to ever hold the prestigious title. This record still stands today.
Lesnar has dominated everywhere he has fought. He came to WWE as a former NCAA champ, defeating Iowa wrestler Wes hand to win the 2000 National Championship with the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota celebrated the 20th anniversary of Brock Lesnar’s NCAA title in January 2020. Lesnar followed up with a great WWE career for 2002 to 2004 before moving on to UFC. In only his third fight with the promotion, Lensar kicked out the legendary Randy Couture to become UFC Champion in November 2008. That made him only man alive to win titles in WWE, UFC, and the NCAA.
The Beast holds the record for the longest Universal Championship reign, at 503 days. Lesnar has been Universal Champion for 56 percent (686 days) of the title’s history. He defeated the longtime rival Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 to win the title, and held it until SummerSlam the following year. It’s also the longest World title reign since hulk Hogan’s 1474 day reign that started in 1984. Brock famously ended The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak in 2014.
As per WWE News, The Beast is currently building a streak of his own! The Universal title has been contested at WrestleMania three times, and Lesnar has been involved in all three matchups. Granted the streak is in jeopardy since Lesnar and the Universal title are now on separate brands. But Lesnar has declared for the 2020 Royal Rumble match. So never say never. He will be the fourth WWE champion to enter the Royal Rumble match (1989, 1990, 2016 and now 20202).
The WWE on FOX era kicked off in a big way with Brock making quick work of Kofi Kingston to capture the WWE title. That was the second time he won the title on SmackDown. The other superstars to win the tchampionship on the blue brand are AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan and Mr. McMahon. Back in September 2003, Lesnar defeated Kurt Angle in a 60 minute WWE IronMan match to win the title. He’s the only superstar to win the WWE championship multiple times on SmackDown. Lesnar’s match against Kingston arked his first one-on-one bout on SmackDown since the penultimate episode before WrestleMania 20. He arrived to this episode of SmackDown (March 4, 2004) on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s stolen ATV. It had been fifteen years and seven months, making the longest between singles matches on the blue book. So, that wasWWE News’ list, which of these records was the most surprising?