Brock Lesnar: WWE star looked ripped beyond belief during his days at college


Brock Lesnar has always been in great shape, dating back to his main roster debut in 2002, but photos from his college days prove he was even more of a machine back then.

Back in November, photos emerged of Lesnar at a collegiate wrestling tournament, and to his credit, ‘The Beast’ looked incredibly ripped.

Lesnar was so big and so ripped during his time in college that people already thought he’d transitioned into professional wrestling, something that he’d obviously go on to do.

Brock Lesnar was a machine in college
Imagine being a college student and standing across the mat from Lesnar before a wrestling match. Yeah, that’s a crazy thought…

Brock moved to the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship, where his roommate ended up being none other than fellow WWE Superstar Shelton Benjamin.

Two years after winning the NCAA Division One heavyweight wrestling championship, both Benjamin and Lesnar would graduate from OVW, WWE’s developmental system.

The 2002 OVW class has been dubbed as one of the most successful and important in wrestling history, with Randy Orton, Batista and John Cena graduating alongside Lesnar and Benjamin.


Of course, Lesnar is no small chap now, but the college photos really show that prior to joining WWE, he was in the best shape of his life.

Lesnar is one impressive fan, as we’ve covered. He’s not only conquered the worlds of amateur wrestling and professional wrestling, but also the UFC following the end of his first WWE run in 2002.

However, Brock also tried his hand at American Football, joining the NFL, but that career change wasn’t as successful for him as all of his others have been.

Brock Lesnar in UFC
Brock was last seen in a WWE ring on July 30 following his incredible Last Man Standing main event match with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

After the match, Lesnar stayed in the ring to interact with fans, leaving many to believe that the former WWE Champion was hanging up his boots.

However, a recent positive update, which you can read by clicking here, has suggested that Lesnar isn’t done with WWE yet and will be back before the end of the year.

Brock was always a favourite of Vince McMahon, so how he’s going to be used now under new Head of Creative Triple H remains to be seen.