Brock Lesnar by Rob Schamberger © 2012 Rob. All rights reserved.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar painting by Rob Schamberger

Acrylic paint on 24″ x 24″ wood

Brock Lesnar is, at his heart, a competitor. As an amateur wrestler in college he went undefeated (and can you imagine the poor kids that were across the circle from this beast?) and then came into WWE and was quickly pushed to the top, where he became the youngest champion in the company’s history. He had notable feuds with the Undertaker, Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio and also met his wife, the legendary Sable.

The demands of the WWE’s travel schedule and the lack of true competition led him to quit the company. After that, he tried out for the Minnesota Vikings, but when they didn’t put him on the main roster, he opted out. He then rose to prominence when he entered the mixed martial arts world (with a ridiculous new tattoo on his chest that rather looks like a dong dagger) and quickly entered the UFC as a top contender. He had a mixed record at best in MMA, but one thing was clear: This guy was a draw. The UFC saw record buys for any pay-per-view he competed on.

After having surgeries to correct diverticulitis, he was no longer able to compete at a high level as an MMA fighter. Seriously, his opponents just went for his gut. It was a giant target with a dong dagger pointing at it. Now he’s back in the WWE, with one of the most amazing crowd reactions any returning wrestler has ever received.

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