Is there still beauty in this beast?
Plenty of people have strongly held opinions about Brock Lesnar. You can talk to a hundred UFC fans who still don?t rate him that much as a fighter, and a thousand WWE fans still outraged that he beat the Undertaker at last year?s Wrestlemania. On any pro wrestling site, there?ll be a good dozen or so Lesnar threads and on any MMA site, around the same, with the discussion nicely weighted between cheers and boos.
Rightly or wrongly, 2014 was Brock Lesnar?s biggest year as a professional wrestler. At Wrestlemania XXX, we felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. At Summerslam, half of the WWE universe formed an impromptu conga line across the length and breadth of the Internet and declared that this was the match they wanted played to mourners at their funerals. Some of them are still laughing today. At the Royal Rumble? well, we watched a genetically modified supervillain hit a huge fat man with a chair for two hours. That was fun too.
He killed a giant, beat the Devil and punched Superman?s lights out to take the biggest championship title in the industry. That?s going to be a hard year to top. He?s also been brilliant in the role of ultra monster? his UFC style promo video packages have been chilling and brutal and unlike anything else WWE produces, and he?s been a commanding, utterly ruthless presence in the ring, perfectly judging his offense and his selling.
So why are so many people ragging on Brock Lesnar in 2015? Here?s why.