Welcome back to Sports Obsessive. At SummerSlam, we saw the return of “The Beast”, Brock Lesnar. This moment was incredible for two reasons. A) Brock Lesnar will be back on television in some capacity. B) We’re going to see Paul Heyman try to talk himself out of a sticky situation. Obviously, Heyman has been living under the shadow of “The Tribal Chief”, Roman Reigns, for quite some time. However, Heyman’s history with Lesnar has been documented since the early 2000s. This story runs very deep. When Lesnar returned last weekend at SummerSlam, Paul Heyman looked as if he’d seen a ghost.
This is clearly a predicament for the former owner of ECW, and I’m very curious as to how things are going to play out. One scenario could see Lesnar showing up at this week’s SmackDown on Friday night. Lesnar could make his way to the ring, pulling off a ponytail as only he can. In the past, Heyman had been Lesnar’s mouthpiece, but now, “The Beast” doesn’t have that privilege. Could you imagine if Brock Lesnar opens the show and calls out Heyman straight off the bat? I could imagine Roman Reigns walking out on the stage, with Heyman standing behind, with his tail tucked between his legs.
It’s very interesting to think about where Heyman’s headspace is going to be. Heyman clearly has a great relationship with Roman and The Uso’s but could we be days away from Heyman turning his back on “The Head of The Table” to return to the side of “The Beast”? Personally, I don’t think so. I feel that this is a new, more independent Brock Lesnar who will be challenging for the Universal Championship in no time.
Keep the Universal Championship in mind though. If Lesnar were to take the Championship away from Roman, would Heyman then scurry back to Lesnar’s abnormally large arms? Who knows? Regardless, this is going to be a very interesting development.
How do you think this is going to play out? After watching SummerSlam unfold, do you believe that Paul Heyman’s priorities lay with Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar? Let us know on social media @SportsObsessive on Facebook and Twitter.
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