I'm actually convinced that Lesnar is the best worker in the company today, no joke.
Eight year absence and returns with a five star match ? Only BORK FUCKIN' LASER can pull that shit off.
I don't know about that. Here's the thing with Brock and his matches:
Against Cena, it was just a type of match we haven't seen in WWE in a long time if ever, and that's a truly vicious, bloody fight with one man getting absolutely dismantled. It was refreshing and awesome to see Cena take a beating, and believable in terms of who delivered it and how it was delivered. Everything in the match and leading to the match was just aligned properly to create an awesome atmosphere, a unique match for WWE today, and as said, watching Cena getting beaten to near death is awesome. That being said, Lesnar himself and his work in the match, wasn't what made the match, and take a backseat to everything I said above. That being said, of course he's a big part of the reason for the incredible atmosphere, and I'm not trying to discount stuff like licking Cena's blood off his hands and the sick dive that could've killed him, but as I said, I feel the overall awesomness of the match is down to the natural elements associated with a guy like Lesnar, and just the general uniqueness of the match that was booked, and not necessarily because of Lesnar's "workrate".
That being said, I thought his workrate himself was better in the Summerslam match against HHH, which isn't half the match Lesnar/Cena was. It didn't have anywhere near the atmosphere Lesnar/Cena (not saying it wasn't a great atmosphere, but still), didn't have the brutality, and Brock had already lost by that point and had lost some of his "invincibleness", not to mention HHH getting the better of him on Raw 1000 in a straight-up, albeit quick, "fight".
But I'm digressing from Lesnar as the best worker talk... I just can't put him above guys like Punk, Sheamus and Bryan who go out there, and can have much better matches on a weekly basis than Lesnar/HHH, without all the intangibles that match had that had little to nothing to do with being a great worker. Well, in my opinion anyway. Lesnar in 02-04 is a different story, and still to this day he has what could be argued as the biggest presence in the history of wrestling, if not one of the biggest. He has so many intangibles going for him, that in the case of a match like Cena where they take those intangibles and add in the brutality to go along with Lesnar's strengths and create a unique atmosphere, it works and makes a damn near classic. In the case of HHH's match, it just didn't work the same imo, partially though because of the result of Lesnar/Cena.