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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar set to no-show Raw?

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3.38K   //    13 Mar 2018, 04:29 IST

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are not backstage at Raw
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are not backstage at Raw

What's the story?

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar are scheduled to appear on Monday Night Raw tonight, since there are now only four episodes of Raw left now before Lesnar faces Roman Reigns at WrestleMania for the Universal Championship, but it could be another missed appearance for the Champion.

In case you didn't know...

Brock Lesnar was set to appear on Monday Night Raw two weeks ago, but he no-showed the event and there was then speculation that suggested that Brock and WWE are in different places when it comes to his current contract that expires next month.

Roman Reigns cut a promo that seemed to call out 'The Beast Incarnate' and how little he thought about the wrestling business, which also included the fact that he had been photographed with UFC owner Dana White, the day before in Las Vegas when he could have attended Elimination Chamber.

The heart of the matter

Raw in Detroit is now just over an hour away and it seems that whilst the Raw roster is now in attendance ahead of the show, there is no sign of Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman.

According to a report by PWInsider, Ronda Rousey also isn't backstage yet even though she was advertised for every Raw before WrestleMania and the Universal Champion isn't in attendance yet either.

It was previously speculated that the company were using Lesnar's absence as a way to get Reigns over and put heat on Lesnar, so this could be the company attempting this once again.

What's next?

Raw will be live from Detroit, Michigan in just over an hours time and, it will then become clear as to whether or not Lesnar and Heyman will be on the show or if they are arriving late.

Author's take

We are now less than a month away from the biggest event of the year and it seems that there are reports today that state that this will be Lesnar's final match for WWE for the foreseeable future. WWE wouldn't allow him to hold them to ransom and not appear when he was scheduled to, but this could be a storyline idea in the hopes that Reigns will finally be given the face reaction that Vince McMahon has wanted from the beginning.

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