He is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. The excellence of execution. A Canadian wrestling icon. A WWE Hall of Famer. He is Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
Brock Lesnar is one the most freakishly talented athletes of all-time. While he’s spent much of his time performing as a professional wrestler (with the cushiest contract possible), he’s much more that. He was an All-American college wrestling champion. He was the youngest wrestler to earn a number of different milestones in the WWE, including becoming WWE Champion at just 25-years-old. He transitioned into MMA and professional football (to varying degrees of success). He built a successful brand around “Suplex City.”
Pro wrestling has a rich history of pageantry, showmanship, and a strange relationship with reality. These days, most fans realize they are watching scripted entertainment, but that doesn’t mean that wresting is “fake.” The bumps and bruises and injuries can be very real, not to mention the grueling travel and performance schedules that many of the top wrestlers put themselves through.
It’s an annual tradition, the Royal Rumble! Every 90 seconds, a WWE superstars enters the ring, and the only way to be eliminated from the match is to be thrown over the top rope.