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Brock Lesnar is one of the hardest men in the history of WWE and two chair shots that he took 20 years ago prove just how solid the beast incarnate actually is.
From the moment Lesnar joined WWE in 2002, he scared the bejesus out of pretty much everyone on the roster, as 'the Next Big Thing' ran through everyone.
The first two men he came up against were Matt and Jeff Hardy, as he defeated Jeff by knocking the high flier out, in his first ever official match for the company, at Backlash 2002.
Even before that night, the former NCAA champion had come up against the brothers in the ring as the Hardy Boyz delivered two of the biggest chair shots in WWE history.
It happened on an episode of Raw in April, pretty much 20 years ago to the day, and Matt posted a video of the moment on Twitter to 'celebrate' the anniversary.
Jesus that chair shot— JOE CRONIN SHOW (@JcsCommentary) April 8, 2022
Bruh those chair shots! Dang.— mark (@markthekom) April 9, 2022
And I know that Matt and Jeff, as professionals, are trying to take care of Brock as best they can, but it is still impressive as hell how he ate those shots up.
Matt and Jeff Hardy swung those chairs at Brock Lesnar like he owed them money 😭pic.twitter.com/PFSFxKcN5t— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) April 8, 2022
Brock took 2 of the hardest chair shots I’ve ever heard in my lifetime https://t.co/jly8ZwFrzX— Slane (@Ducc7497) April 8, 2022
Christ in heaven that CHAIR SHOT by Jeff Hardy is the hardest chair shot I believe that has ever happened on television. https://t.co/5kK6sKpTUQ— What About (@WhatAboutVlog) April 8, 2022
That first shot in particular, from Jeff, sends shivers down your spine, but it doesn't even cause Brock to take a knee or anything, merely stumble back.
The second shot sends him through the ropes but the then 24-year-old simply starts getting angry on the outside of the ring, he's still barely hurt.
It seems like a hell of a throwback to watch unprotected chair shots like that today, considering how much changed in WWE because of the effects of concussions in the past few years.
It's not just the unprotected shots that won't be seen any more as headshots were banned in 2010, so it's been a long time since even those.
The Beast Incarnate had a huge rise in WWE after joining early in 2002, winning the King of the Ring tournament that June, and earning himself a title shot.
He became the youngest ever WWE champion when he beat the Rock at SummerSlam that year to become the WWE Undisputed champion.
Despite a break from the sport, to become UFC world champion, the 44-year-old is still wrestling at the highest level two decades on.
He main evented the second night of WrestleMania 38, just 10 days ago, losing to Roman Reigns in a title unification match, although Stone Cold Steve Austin stole the show.
UK fans will be hoping to catch a rare glimpse of Lesnar later this year, when WWE returns to the UK for the first major stadium show on these shores since SummerSlam 1992 was held at Wembley Stadium.
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