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****Lesnar took on Kofi Kingston for Kofi's WWE title on Fox's premier episode on Smackdown. Kofi who at that point had held the title since Wrestlemania and successfully beaten wrestlers from Kevin Owens to Randy Orton to retain. When the match begins Kofi charges at Brock and immediately gets hit with a F-5 and pinned UNDER 10 SECONDS.


* Super Dragon and Necro Butcher's two on one beat down of BJ Whimter at Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Arena Warfare'' event was kicked off by Dragon jumping Whitmer from behind and curbstomping him. Unlikely saviors in the ROH academy chased the two Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestlers off.

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* Super Dragon and Necro Butcher's Wrestling/NecroButcher's two on one beat down of BJ Whimter at Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Arena Warfare'' event was kicked off by Dragon jumping Whitmer from behind and curbstomping him. Unlikely saviors in the ROH academy chased the two Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestlers off.

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* In 2014, after Wrestling/SethRollins made a FaceHeelTurn and joined forces with Triple H and the Authority, his key finishing move was the curbstomp, leading to him winning the 2014 Money in the Bank contract, which he cashed in at Wrestlemania 31, during the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, which quickly became a triple threat match, with Rollins winning the WWE World Heavyweight championship belt. One month later, at Extreme Rules, Rollins banned Wrestling/RandyOrton's R.K.O. move in a steel cage match, with Rollins retaining the belt after Kane interfered. He would later take the U.S. Championship from John Cena at Summerslam 2015, and hold both titles until November 4th, 2015, when he tore his ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus in his knee when attempting a sunset flip powerbomb, which resulted in him relinquishing his championships due to injuries.


* In Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.
* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only Rey Mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks Matanza squash Pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion Fenix in his matches.

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* In Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, Wrestling/LuchaUnderground:
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Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Mil Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.
* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his ** During Matanza's debut match (the gift at the Gift of the gods) completely dispatches Gods, he delivers one of these to everyone once he enters the match match, with relative ease and only Rey Mysterio put Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr putting up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks Matanza Following that, he would go on to squash Pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion Fenix in his matches.Fenix.


* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only rey mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks matanza squash pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion feinx in his matches.

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* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only rey mysterio Rey Mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks matanza Matanza squash pentagon Pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion feinx Fenix in his matches.


* {{WWE}} ''Summerslam 2014''. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/JohnCena defends the title against Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Most fans expected a repeat of their collision in 2012, in which Cena came out victorious after a hard-fought battle, or at least a back-and-forth contest. This wasn't a Lesnar that was still recovering from [[GameBreakingInjury diverticulitis]], however, this was the man that had '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable broken the Streak]]'''. Lesnar steamrolled Cena, [[NoSell literally laughing off]] Cena's [[FinishingMove A.A.]], and threw him around like a rag doll with German suplex after German suplex. It was the most hopeless battle that Cena had had in years, and sixteen suplexes later, Brock Lesnar was the new champion.

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* {{WWE}} Wrestling/{{WWE}} ''Summerslam 2014''. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/JohnCena defends the title against Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Most fans expected a repeat of their collision in 2012, in which Cena came out victorious after a hard-fought battle, or at least a back-and-forth contest. This wasn't a Lesnar that was still recovering from [[GameBreakingInjury diverticulitis]], however, this was the man that had '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable broken the Streak]]'''. Lesnar steamrolled Cena, [[NoSell literally laughing off]] Cena's [[FinishingMove A.A.]], and threw him around like a rag doll with German suplex after German suplex. It was the most hopeless battle that Cena had had in years, and sixteen suplexes later, Brock Lesnar was the new champion.


* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only rey mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks matanza squash pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion feinx in his matches.

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* LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only rey mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks matanza squash pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion feinx in his matches.matches.
* Stalker Ichikawa of Wrestling/DragonGate is such a loser that he is usually pinned within five seconds of the bell, often by a simple punch. Should this happen, he will beg for (and be granted) another chance. He'll last much longer on the second try, but still lose without hurting his opponent or coming close to victory.


* In general Brock Lesnar post ending the streak more then ever is portrayed as a unstoppable badass who completely destroys everyone he faces in one sided fights.
** Ultimately, however, [[LaserGuidedKarma this would get turned around on Lesnar]] at ''Survivor Series 2016'' at the hands of Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.

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* ** In general Brock Lesnar post ending the streak more then ever is portrayed as a unstoppable badass who completely destroys everyone he faces in one sided fights.
** *** Ultimately, however, [[LaserGuidedKarma this would get turned around on Lesnar]] at ''Survivor Series 2016'' at the hands of Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.


* In general Brock Lesnar post ending the streak more then ever is portrayed as a unstoppable badass who completely destroys everyone he faces in one sided fights

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* In general Brock Lesnar post ending the streak more then ever is portrayed as a unstoppable badass who completely destroys everyone he faces in one sided fights fights.
** Ultimately, however, [[LaserGuidedKarma this would get turned around on Lesnar]] at ''Survivor Series 2016'' at the hands of Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}.


* In Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.

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* In general Brock Lesnar post ending the streak more then ever is portrayed as a unstoppable badass who completely destroys everyone he faces in one sided fights
* In Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.office.
*LuchaUnderground: Matanza in his debut match (the gift of the gods) completely dispatches everyone once he enters the match with relative ease and only rey mysterio put up somewhat of a fight. The following weeks matanza squash pentagon Jr. and then the former LU champion feinx in his matches.

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* Prior to the mid-1990s, a typical episode of weekly syndicated professional wrestling programs consisted mainly of curb-stomp battles; these were called {{squash match}}es, and were used to establish the pushed wrestler's skill; if he were a bad guy, these matches would also demonstrate how big and bad they were, and what a threat they posed to the lead babyface.


* A bread-and-butter trope for years in professional wrestling, wherein an established wrestler is pitted against a jobber, and the resulting match is little more than the winning wrestler showing off all the moves in his offensive arsenal. While all pushed wrestlers from babyfaces to run-of-the-mill heels will be showcased in these matches at some point, this trope is most commonly used in association with [[WrestlingMonster the Monster]], whom the promoter is trying to push as an unstoppable, feared juggernaut who will hurt, if not kill, at will and without remorse. However, given the nature of wrestling, it is possible for a wrestler to not injure his opponent in any way but still win, as it only takes ten seconds to win by count out, three seconds to win by pin fall and less than a second to win by disqualification.

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* A bread-and-butter trope for years in professional wrestling, wherein an established wrestler is pitted against a jobber, and the resulting match is little more than [[SquashMatch the winning wrestler showing off all the moves in his offensive arsenal.arsenal]]. While all pushed wrestlers from babyfaces to run-of-the-mill heels will be showcased in these matches at some point, this trope is most commonly used in association with [[WrestlingMonster the Monster]], whom the promoter is trying to push as an unstoppable, feared juggernaut who will hurt, if not kill, at will and without remorse. However, given the nature of wrestling, it is possible for a wrestler to not injure his opponent in any way but still win, as it only takes ten seconds to win by count out, three seconds to win by pin fall and less than a second to win by disqualification.


* In LuchaUnderground, Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.

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* In LuchaUnderground, Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, Fenix and Mil Muertes clashed in Grave Consequences, a brutal back-and-forth match that saw Fenix put Muertes in the casket for the win, and presumably killing him. Muertes wasn't done, though, and came back even stronger than before with the help of Catrina. He challenged Fenix to a Death Match and won with ease, throwing Fenix through the roof of Dario Cueto's office.


* {{WWE}} ''Summerslam 2014''. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/JohnCena defends the title against Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Most fans expected a repeat of their collision in 2013, in which Cena came out victorious after a hard-fought battle, or at least a back-and-forth contest. This wasn't a Lesnar that was still recovering from [[GameBreakingInjury diverticulitis]], however, this was the man that had '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable broken the Streak]]'''. Lesnar steamrolled Cena, [[NoSell literally laughing off]] Cena's [[FinishingMove A.A.]], and threw him around like a rag doll with German suplex after German suplex. It was the most hopeless battle that Cena had had in years, and sixteen suplexes later, Brock Lesnar was the new champion.

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* {{WWE}} ''Summerslam 2014''. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/JohnCena defends the title against Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Most fans expected a repeat of their collision in 2013, 2012, in which Cena came out victorious after a hard-fought battle, or at least a back-and-forth contest. This wasn't a Lesnar that was still recovering from [[GameBreakingInjury diverticulitis]], however, this was the man that had '''[[DefeatingTheUndefeatable broken the Streak]]'''. Lesnar steamrolled Cena, [[NoSell literally laughing off]] Cena's [[FinishingMove A.A.]], and threw him around like a rag doll with German suplex after German suplex. It was the most hopeless battle that Cena had had in years, and sixteen suplexes later, Brock Lesnar was the new champion.


* Wrestling/KurtAngle and Wrestling/SamoaJoe delivered a two on one beating in which they competed to see who could beat Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels worse at ''Hardcore Justice 2012''. The winner? Wrestling/AJStyles, this being a [[GimmickMatches climb up a ladder and retrieve a contract match]], not a beat Daniels match.

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* Wrestling/KurtAngle and Wrestling/SamoaJoe delivered a two on one beating in which they competed to see who could beat Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels worse at ''Hardcore ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Hardcore Justice 2012''.2012]]''. The winner? Wrestling/AJStyles, this being a [[GimmickMatches climb up a ladder and retrieve a contract match]], not a beat Daniels match.

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