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10 Wrestlers Who Couldn’t Stand Working With Brock Lesnar And 10 Who Adored It

Brock Lesnar is among the biggest WWE Superstars of all time, a person who can do issues within the ring that few might even dream of, however he’s additionally a really controversial determine, with the Beast splitting the WWE Universe in half. Some followers love Lesnar for his in-ring brutality, whereas others cannot stand him for the truth that he’s now a part-time expertise who solely exhibits up when he needs, having a match dominated by a suplex earlier than he leaves once more.

Nicely, it is not simply the followers who’re torn on Lesnar, with most of the WWE Superstars additionally sharing totally different emotions on the subject of working with him within the ring. A few of Lesnar’s opponents have liked competing towards him, whereas others have hated it.

Lesnar is an extremely bodily, robust, and hard-hitting athlete (he’s referred to as the Beast for a purpose), a person who was a unbelievable novice wrestler and dominated the world of UFC, which means he brings a method that only a few can match.

Due to that, some WWE Superstars have not loved wrestling towards Lesnar, discovering the physicality of the entire thing an excessive amount of, whereas others have stepped up and gone to warfare with him contained in the ring. Lesnar can nonetheless work a very good match even when he telephones it in sure nights, however he needs to be with the proper man. Inside this text, we’ll look at each side of that argument taking a look at 10 WWE Celebrity who adored working with Lesnar and 10 who could not stand it.

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20 Could not Stand It: Braun Strowman

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A monster like Braun Strowman going face to face with somebody his equal in Brock Lesnar is the kind of match that will get the WWE Universe excited, with two giants colliding to smash one another aside.

Nevertheless, the 2 males do not appear to get alongside nice within the ring, which was apparent throughout their match on the Royal Rumble 2017 when Strowman went in too quick towards Lesnar, rocking him, which Brock did not take kindly to.

Few will overlook the authentic punch to the top that Lesnar threw at Strowman, screaming for him to decelerate afterward, and subsequently it wasn’t an enormous shock when their Crown Jewel match was stored extremely brief and candy.

19 Adored It: Daniel Bryan

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You’d assume somebody with a critical historical past of neck accidents would need to do something however wrestle Brock Lesnar, however for Daniel Bryan that wasn’t the case, with The Beast being certainly one of Bryan’s dream opponents. Previous to his retirement, Lesnar was the primary match that he needed with Bryan going so far as to create his personal in-ring fashion, particularly to work with Lesnar and in 2018, he lastly obtained his want.

Bryan went toe to toe with Lesnar at Survivor Collection and the 2 males placed on probably the greatest matches of the yr with each males bumping like loopy for one another to make the opposite look nice, with Bryan clearly displaying why he needed the match so badly.

18 Could not Stand It: Shinsuke Nakamura

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Whereas they may not have wrestled one another in a WWE ring, that does not imply that Shinsuke Nakamura and Brock Lesnar have by no means competed. The 2 males truly had a match again in 2006 for New Japan Professional Wrestling.

Nevertheless, at the moment Lesnar had virtually absolutely checked out of wrestling and in line with Nakamura, had no respect for the Japanese wrestling tradition with Shinsuke revealing in his ebook that it was the primary time he cried after a wrestling match. Nakamura had no drawback with the hard-hitting facet in any case, robust fashion is one thing he’s a grasp of, however it was Lesnar’s angle that the NJPW star did not like, admitting he felt disrespected by Brock.

17 Adored It: AJ Types

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Very similar to Daniel Bryan, AJ Types has solely competed towards Brock Lesnar as soon as, however the two males had immediate chemistry and a transparent connection contained in the ring that has made followers lengthy for an additional match between them. Lesnar does not bump round to make everybody look good, however when he sells, you shortly understand he is likely one of the greatest within the enterprise at it and through their Survivor Collection conflict, Lesnar made AJ Types look incredible.

Paul Heyman has given AJ Types critical reward, claiming that he is among the greatest on the earth and plenty of the time he shares the identical values and opinions as his shopper, showcasing the respect that Lesnar has.

16 Could not Stand It: Triple H

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Given what number of occasions Brock Lesnar and Triple H have labored collectively, you’d assume that they take pleasure in competing collectively, however given the lack of chemistry they’ve within the ring and the sluggish matches that they’ve created, it is clear that is not the case.

Their points date again additional than Brock’s current run although, as there had been stories throughout his preliminary spell with WWE that Triple H was refusing to work with him as he did not need to put him over. For no matter purpose, it appears that evidently the 2 males simply do not get alongside, however Triple H is definitely completely happy to do what’s greatest for enterprise, which he is aware of is Brock Lesnar when it comes to a draw.

15 Adored It: The Rock

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It was towards The Rock the place Brock Lesnar gained his first WWE Championship, all the best way again in 2002 when The Beast first broke onto the scene and destroyed the Individuals’s Champion within the course of. The Rock did an amazing job of placing over Brock and the 2 males have remained good buddies ever since then, with the Hollywood actor being very supportive of Brock, particularly throughout his MMA profession.

Lesnar all the time praised Rock for the best way that he helped him in the course of the begin of his profession, with Rock giving him tricks to make it as a prime WWE Celebrity, recommendation that clearly served him properly.

14 Could not Stand It: Jim Cornette

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Whereas Jim Cornette is not a wrestler, he has had the chance to work with Brock Lesnar through the Beasts profession, and it was an expertise that the legendary supervisor did not appear to take pleasure in as a lot as others. Whereas Paul Heyman has thrived working in a managerial position with Lesnar, Cornette discovered issues a bit harder throughout Brock’s OVW days, the place Cornette was in cost. He referred to as out Lesnar for mistreating referees and ring crew and advised an insane story the place he and Lesnar had a critical confrontation.

With Brock going towards orders and never absolutely defending a expertise who had simply had piercings, Cornette misplaced his cool with OVW’s blue chip prospect and the 2 argued like loopy.

13 Adored It: Kurt Angle

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With their athletic backgrounds, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar have been all the time going to work properly within the ring as they each know how one can give every part to a match and every time they competed they might make sure to give one another every little thing that they had. The 2 males started to type a real friendship and that was clear to see with their work within the ring and out of it with Angle bringing out Brock’s entertaining and humorous aspect with backstage skits.

Lesnar and Angle shortly constructed a loyal friendship and belief with one another since these days with the Olympic Gold Medalist being one of many solely wrestlers to remain in touch with Brock throughout his MMA days.

12 Could not Stand It: Randy Orton

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Followers had waited an extremely lengthy period of time to see Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar lastly compete towards one another in a WWE ring and at SummerSlam 2016 it lastly occurred, with the WWE Universe excited to see what they might do. Nevertheless, followers have been left surprised by what occurred within the match because it ended with Lesnar throwing a number of sharp elbows to the top of Randy Orton till he obtained shade, giving him a concussion within the course of.

Whereas this was deliberate, it did not go as easily as anticipated and it is unlikely The Viper was thrilled about how all the things went down, with the match not being the basic that they had hoped for.

11 Adored It: Roman Reigns

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You simply have to take a look at the battles that Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar have been via to know that they adore working along with the 2 males placing in some brutal matches each time they compete. Clearly, each Reigns and Lesnar take pleasure in a match the place there’s hard-hitting motion and the robust fashion motion that they each present appears to convey the perfect out of the opposite, with a number of of their matches being a few of the bloodiest in WWE’s PG historical past.

Roman has confirmed in his time that he will not again down from a battle and that has all the time been the case with them, with Lesnar displaying his respect to Reigns each time they go to struggle by having Paul Heyman put him over strongly.

10 Could not Stand It: Matt Hardy

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Certainly one of WWE’s biggest Superstars has by no means had many constructive issues to say about Brock Lesnar or the occasions once they competed within the ring. The Hardy Boyz have been two of the lads the Beast ran by way of on his debut and the issues stemmed from as early as then.

Whereas Lesnar was all the time set to dominate the matches, Hardy talked about in interviews that he wasn’t proud of the truth that Lesnar by no means as soon as tried to make Matt look good, regardless of the very fact he was the extra skilled of the 2 males. The 2 males virtually as soon as had a legit tussle backstage as nicely after Hardy by chance nailed Lesnar with a chair shot to the top when he was imagined to be aiming for his again. The Beast confronted him backstage they usually needed to be cut up by Vince McMahon, displaying the actual warmth that they had for one another.

9 Adored It: CM Punk

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They could have solely had one match towards one another, however the SummerSlam match that they had is likely one of the biggest in Lesnar’s profession and the very fact he revered CM Punk was clear from simply what number of bumps he was prepared to take for him. Lesnar does not bounce across the ring for everybody, however he made Punk appear to be somebody who might go toe to toe with him. Punk has all the time given constructive evaluations of his time working with Lesnar, claiming he was prepared to do something within the match.

Lesnar was additionally very supportive of Punk’s choice to maneuver to UFC, even providing to assist with coaching ideas and despite the fact that they’ll probably by no means wrestle once more, the one time was a particular match that followers nonetheless maintain pricey.

eight Could not Stand It: Massive Present

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Some might argue that for a professional Big, Huge Present allowed himself to promote and take far too many bumps for individuals all through his profession, however Present has all the time been about enhancing the product somewhat than stroking his particular person ego. One one that Massive Present definitely went above and past for was Lesnar, particularly in the course of the early parts of Brock’s WWE profession and when he left wrestling Massive Present felt like Lesnar did not recognize every thing he had completed for him.

Whereas Massive Present has nonetheless bought for Lesnar upon his second run with the corporate, the difficulty about respect that so many others have shared is clearly nonetheless there with Massive Present not being impressed with Lesnar’s angle,

7 Adored It: John Cena

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There are solely a handful of wrestlers who’ve confronted Brock Lesnar as many occasions as John Cena, particularly on an enormous stage as the 2 males have battled one another numerous occasions in some very memorable matches. From Lesnar’s WWE return which noticed him instantly assault Cena and usher in a extra violent and aggressive product to the notorious squash match which noticed Suplex Metropolis created as Lesnar threw Cena round like a rag doll.

The 2 males have all the time introduced the perfect out of one another, primarily as a result of they absolutely respect one another which is why they’ve all the time labored arduous to place one another over once they’ve competed.

6 Could not Stand It: Chris Jericho

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Chris Jericho is not afraid to face as much as anyone, it doesn’t matter what the dimensions distinction is, which he greater than proved after Brock Lesnar’s SummerSlam match with Randy Orton had ended, with the Beast deliberately busting the Viper vast open. With Jericho not figuring out it was pre-planned he shortly squared as much as Lesnar and confronted him, beginning an altercation between them which needed to be damaged up by WWE administration, and since then it has been clear they do not see eye to eye.

Jericho has typically been requested to get Lesnar on his in style Speak Is Jericho podcast with the WWE veteran merely shrugging the thought off every time, shortly displaying that he does not want to work with Brock in any capability.

5 Adored It: Shelton Benjamin

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This is perhaps a shocking identify to many followers, however Shelton Benjamin occurs to be considered one of Brock Lesnar’s closest buddies in actual life and although they have not competed on the size of others on this listing, they definitely take pleasure in wrestling collectively. Lesnar and Benjamin’s historical past goes all the best way again to OVW the place they have been in the identical class collectively which is the place their bond started. Lesnar has typically credited Benjamin as somebody who actually helped him enhance his wrestling means and it’s clear they get alongside nicely.

The Beast even went so far as to make Shelton the Godfather for 2 of his youngsters, displaying simply how shut the 2 males are outdoors of the ring, making him one of many individuals who loved competing towards Brock.

four Could not Stand It: Hardcore Holly

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It’s exhausting to argue with Hardcore Holly’s reasoning for hating working with Brock Lesnar, in any case, a really inexperienced Lesnar did virtually present a career-ending damage to Holly when he dropped the veteran on his neck, placing him out of motion. The issue was so extreme that WWE determined to get behind it and switch a real-life concern right into a storyline, offering Holly with a second that no one anticipated when he received a foremost occasion WWE Championship shot upon his return towards Lesnar.

In the long run, the match was a bust because the pair merely did not have chemistry collectively and Holly was left annoyed with The Beast for taking away a number of months of his profession, one thing he did not take calmly.

three Adored It: Goldberg

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They could have had one of many worst matches in WrestleMania historical past towards one another at WrestleMania XX, however the two males greater than made up for it with their WrestleMania 33 conflict and the very fact Goldberg returned to WWE for yet one more run to face Lesnar ought to present simply how a lot he enjoys working with him. Goldberg is an extremely personal individual and does not have too many shut pals within the wrestling enterprise, nevertheless, a type of that he does keep in contact with is Lesnar as a result of the 2 created a real friendship.

Each males are pretty restricted within the ring, typically sticking to sure energy strikes, however the two males do it brilliantly collectively. It is very uncommon that Lesnar loses and the very fact he did in order shortly as he did at Survivor Collection towards Goldberg exhibits that the respect goes each methods.

2 Could not Stand It: Dean Ambrose

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One of many largest criticisms of Brock Lesnar is that he could be fairly lazy contained in the ring, particularly up to now few years with the Beast merely relying upon the very fact he can throw a powerful German Suplex. Nevertheless, the followers calling out Lesnar for that’s one factor, however when one in every of his opponents comes out and says it, that is one other. There was numerous hype for the WrestleMania 32 match between Lesnar and Dean Ambrose, however in the long run, it fell approach in need of expectations.

Ambrose got here out on the WWE Community podcast with Stone Chilly and referred to as out Lesnar for being lazy and never eager to do something, not holding again his true ideas on Lesnar as an opponent.

1 Adored It: The Undertaker

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Arguably Brock Lesnar’s biggest ever rival, The Undertaker and Brock have been to struggle with one another contained in the ring all through the Beasts profession, battling a number of occasions throughout each of Lesnar’s runs with the corporate.

The 2 males have nice respect for one another and are real associates outdoors of the ring, with The Deadman and Lesnar sharing a bond over whiskey and MMA which might be why their matches are sometimes as brutal as they’ve been.

Nevertheless, the actual signal that Undertaker adores working with Lesnar is the very fact he allowed Brock to be the one to finish his WrestleMania undefeated streak. It was The Undertaker’s selection to finish that report and the very fact he picked Lesnar as the person speaks volumes concerning the respect the 2 have for one another.

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