In case you’re unfamiliar with the mechanics, the F5 – also called a “fireman’s carry facebuster” – is a move that involves a wrestler lifting his opponent onto and across his shoulders in a classic fireman’s carry, and then throwing the victim’s legs up and around so they do a 180-degree turn in the air and clear the executing wrestler’s head, with the victim usually landing flat and face-down on the ground in a sort of modified DDT finish. It’s hard to explain, but in practice it’s a simple yet beautiful move that looks absolutely devastating, even when performed slowly.
Still, by itself, the F5 is just another wrestling move. For Brock Lesnar, however, it’s a signature maneuver that is used to finish off his opponents or put an exclamation mark on any attack, scuffle, or other physical confrontation. It looks especially painful when the person being thrown ends up landing on a table, on the floor outside of the ring, or even on top of another wrestler – all of which The Beast Incarnate has accomplished numerous times throughout his WWE career from his debut in 2000 to the present day.
Also, since Brock Lesnar is an equal-opportunity hater, he performs the F5 without discrimination to the victim’s status or size, from jobbers to bosses and lightweights to heavyweights (although Brock rarely battles with wrestlers of smaller statures). We couldn’t possibly list every time Brock Lesnar has performed an F5, but here are the 10 most shocking and memorable instances.