Brock Lesnar is one of the all-time greats of WWE with plenty of records to his name. Richard Branson once said that records are made to be broken, and plenty of records have been made and broken in professional wrestling over the years. Many of these records have been set by ‘The Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar has always set records in WWE, whether it’s becoming the youngest WWE Champion or having the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble Match. However, one Brock Lesnar record stands out above the rest and will never be broken. Brock Lesnar defeated Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and The Undertaker in his inaugural 2002 year with Vince McMahon’s company. Brock Lesnar was the first to do that and nobody will ever repeat his accomplishment.
Flair, Hogan, and The Undertaker are considered among the all-time greats of professional wrestling. Defeating all three of them in a single year is a historic feat. Lesnar, dubbed “The Next Big Thing” in 2002, wreaked havoc inside the squared circle, defeating The Rock, John Cena, Rikishi, Randy Orton, and other top superstars in his first year with WWE.
During his WWE career, Steve Austin is the only superstar who has won the Royal Rumble match three times. Following Steve Austin is a list of eight people, including Brock Lesnar, who have all won the Royal Rumble twice. The Beast Incarnate, who won the 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble Match, is the most recent addition to the list.
After losing the WWE Championship to Bobby Lashley, Brock made an unexpected appearance at number 30 in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match. He quickly cleared the ring and eliminated Drew McIntyre, bringing him one step closer to matching Steve Austin’s Royal Rumble record. Brock Lesnar is still going strong nearly 20 years after making his WWE debut.
We’ll have to see if Lesnar can get another Royal Rumble victory to be on par with Austin. Interestingly enough, Austin also backed out of losing to Lesnar which would have been another notch on Brock’s belt. Austin has recently lamented about how he now regrets that decision.
We’ll have to see what other accolades Brock Lesnar can achieve in WWE, but the Beast Incarnate doesn’t seem finished by a long shot.