Wrestling is scripted, but WrestleMania headliner Brock Lesnar is a true athlete

He’s won an NCAA wrestling title, a UFC championship and impressed in NFL training camp, but so why doesn’t Brock Lesnar get more credit as an sportsman?

Brock Lesnar was going for a heavyweight championship, and he was in a bit of trouble.

Lesnar had taken a 2-0 lead at the 2000 NCAA wrestling championships, but Wes Hand had tied the match on two stalling points handed out by the referee. If there were ropes in collegiate wrestling, Lesnar would have been on them. Hand dominated the first overtime, but Lesnar – who the announcers called “Lez-naar” on ESPN’s broadcast – held on for a second overtime. Lesnar won the coin toss, chose the down position and escaped with nine seconds left to win the point and the championship.

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