Brock Lesnar Does A Shooting Star Press
After an impressive amateur wrestling career, Brock Lesnar decided to try the world of professional wrestling. He made his WWF debut on Raw in 2002, the night after WrestleMania 18.
Brock quickly rose to the top, winning of the King of The Ring Tournament in June, thus earning himself an Undisputed Title shot at SummerSlam 2002. On that night, Lesnar defeated The Rock to become the then youngest champion in WWE history.
Lesnar lost the title at The Survivor Series to The Big Show. However, Lesnar won the 2003 Royal Rumble match, and earned himself another shot at the title, at WrestleMania 19. Brock Lesnar challenged Kurt Angle for the WWE Title at a stacked WrestleMania 19.
WrestleMania 19 featured several huge matches, Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock, which was Austin’s last match, Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho and Hulk Hogan vs Mr. McMahon, to name a few. Being in the main event of that card, Lesnar might’ve felt pressure to do something memorable, so he decided to do a shooting star press, off of the top rope.
At 6’3” 295 lbs, Lesnar is an amazing athlete. He did the move successfully many times in OVW, before he went to the WWF. However, on this night, Kurt Angle might’ve been out a little too far, and Lesnar landed on his head. Fortunately, he was able to finish the match and he won the WWE Title.