In terms of his career and the wide range of great matches he’s had, he’s a 5. He’s protected as ducky and reigned it in massively and was a bit of a creepy bollix to Sable (until they got married) but I’m not sure any of this really is point docking worthy?
He’s fucking great. The first time he showed up on Raw was a genuine holy shit moment, he looked unreal. Think he still looks good now, the Rumble was one of those where on a rewatch it gets better. Think hes quite underappreciated tbh
Also I do get the feeling his spot fest matches are more him being told to do that, he seems a guy who doesnt care too much for the business but he wants to put a spectacle on. When hes more free he can do some great stuff still
The thing I keep coming back to is, look at that list of names he had great matches with, that’s a who’s who of some of the best wrestling talent of the last, what, 25 years? And I’m aware Lesnar often plays the same role in all of them but he plays it (well, is it) to perfection. Best final boss ever.
Was great for the first year or so he was around, had some moments since his comeback but all seems a bit of a waste at times - not really his fault though, he’s clearly happy to do whatever he’s told to as long as he’s getting paid.
He’s a 5
Sort of a story of two careers too since his first run had him working so often and with everyone, having more standard wwe matches but with the ironman with angle, and the matches with Rock and Taker some nailed on classics. Then in the last decade, the ‘Brock’ matches.
The last legitimate, main event box office draw wrestling has left. Offense that is quite often just straight up real rather than believable, and when he has the desire capable of creating absolute barnstormers like the triple threat with Cena and Rollins. And let’s be honest why shouldn’t he be selective about who he bumps for, doing so for everyone just cheapens him. When wrestling fans moan about him being part time it’s such a double standard imho.
He can’t talk for toffee but why would he need to with Heyman by his side.
I’ve also gone 5. His debut year is unparalleled but the first three years or so of his return are just as good. The fact he got revenge on Super Cena (when he should have won his otherwise great return match) so comprehensively is still fairly amazing to me, but then there’s the punk match, and the Bryan match, and the styles match and the couple Seth matches, and even the other two taker matches or the Goldberg redemption feud. DUDE IS MONEY
not sure that’s true, maybe during his first run (can’t remember tbh) but i really like when he talks now e.g. telling cena he’s going to leave him in a pile of blood, piss, and vomit; telling heath slater he doesn’t give a shit about his kids etc. obvs isn’t as good as paul e but then who is.
also, while he’s a legit draw in ufc not sure if that’s ever been the case in wrestling (or rather, not as much of a draw as they’re paying him to be). he does have a similar thing to cena though in that he completely changes the tone whenever he appears. like, raw bumbles along and the crowd is a certain level throughout, but as soon as either of those guys turn up, suddenly the atmosphere is electric. because the crowd know that basically the rest of the show doesn’t matter, but these two are important