SummerSlam is just around the corner and the last episode of RAW added more meat for The Biggest Party of the Summer. It was perhaps the best RAW episode of the year as Paul Heyman’s footprints were all over the show.
There were two main highlights of the show. One was the brawl at the very end that was started by Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns and ended with The Usos, Cedric Alexander, The Only Club, and Drew McIntyre coming together to go on war against each other.
And the second – and perhaps most important – was the beatdown Brock Lesnar gave to Seth Rollins during the latter’s match against Dolph Ziggler. The ruthless aggression of The Beast and his subsequent mauling of Rollins had Heyman’s signature all over it.
What particularly caught my interest was Paul Heyman begging his client, Brock Lesnar, to stop the assault on the former Universal Champion. Heyman has usually portrayed himself as someone who loves it when Lesnar hands a beating to someone but in the recent episode of RAW, he showed his softer side… and here are 4 reasons why that was the case.
#3 Portraying his role as Executive Director of RAW
Paul Heyman might be famous as the advocate of Brock Lesnar but he is also now the Executive Director of RAW, meaning that he is in charge of the creative on WWE’s flagship show.
While there might be a conflict of interest with Heyman playing both the roles, the Humble Advocate recently acknowledged his new role on TV and, as a result, is now, even in kayfabe, somewhat responsible for the Superstars on RAW.
Had WWE kept Heyman’s new role away from the weekly storyline and kept him as just Lesnar’s advocate on the show, this point would have been invalid. However, since he has openly admitted to having power over things on RAW, it becomes imperative that he shows kayfabe care for RAW Superstars.
That is exactly what he did when he was begging Lesnar to stop attacking Rollins, who is, after all, the face of Paul Heyman’s Monday Night RAW right now.
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