10 things you didn’t know about Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar did not win his first televised WWE match by pinfall or submission

Colluding with Paul Heyman and taking WWE by (perfect) storm in spring 2002, Brock Lesnar would have his first official match against Jeff Hardy at that year’s edition of Backlash. After hospitalizing Matt Hardy with a sickening F-5 onto the stage, “The Next Big Thing” utterly brutalized The Charismatic Enigma to the point of complete and total incapacitation as Heyman observed the carnage from ringside.

After being victimized by a ring-shaking succession of powerbombs, Hardy was unable to respond to then-referee Theodore Long. The bout was mercifully called to a stop, with Long awarding the victory to the monstrous juggernaut.