There is NO ONE in the history that takes bumps in such enjoyable, beautiful fashion like AJ Styles. NO ONE. And then there's NO ONE in the history that gives a menacing beating like Brock Lesnar does. NO ONE. And as you can probably guess from those lines, I very much enjoyed Brock just ragdolling AJ around in the early stages of the match. He threw him around, he beat the shit out of him with those brutal knees. I loved it. AJ's bumping was legendary as was his selling. LOVED Brock's trashtalk, asking AJ to bring the fight to him. Well AJ sure did eventually bring that fight to The Beast - he made the most out of his first real opening & started targeting Lesnar's knee. He does EXCELLENT work over the knee throughout the match & Brock demonstrated why he is one of the greatest sellers of all-time; he sold his ass off for AJ. The Calf Crusher spot has to be one of my favorite ones ever - they got the crowd believing that Brock would TAP OUT to a goddamn Calf Crusher. In 2017. Hell, they even made me believe even though I knew the result of the match! PERFECT drama that went perfectly with the story they had been telling. Brock just going crazy with bouncing AJ's head repeatedly to the mat was so amazing. The finishing stretch with AJ getting one last nearfall w/ the Phenomenal Forearm before getting put away by the F5, in which Lesnar still sold the work AJ had done to his knee perfectly, was the perfect ending to the match. Masterful work by both men. Take a freaking bow. AJ Styles & Brock Lesnar. Two of the greatest of all-time. *****
2nd best match in both guys' careers. #1 for Brock is the Punk match & for AJ it's the Suzuki match.