From the WWE Rumor Mill: Possible role for Paul Heyman in WWE if Brock Lesnar leaves
What's the story?
Brock Lesnar's time with the WWE could be coming to an end with his contract expiring shortly after WrestleMania, but what will happen to Lesnar's excellent mouthpiece Paul Heyman if the 'Beast Incarnate' does leave the WWE when his deal is up? The Wrestling Observer Newsletter have provided some more information about Heyman's WWE future.
In case you didn't know...
Currently, it's up in the air whether or not Lesnar will renew his WWE contract and keep making appearances for the company, or whether he'll return to MMA and take part in a couple more big money fights. If Lesnar does decide to leave the company it is believed his final obligations will be around August 2018.
The heart of the matter
Because we've all enjoyed the pairing of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, with the latter's excellent promos regularly being a highlight of Monday Night RAW it would be a shame to see Heyman disappear from WWE television completely just because Lesnar leaves.
Luckily the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has updated everyone about what Paul Heyman might find himself doing when he no longer has the 'Proprietor of Suplex City' to advocate for. Here's what they had to say,
One aspect of the future of Lesnar, is if he leaves the company, what happens to Heyman? Obviously the Heyman/Rousey idea is an easy answer, but Heyman may be beneficial to Rousey as a mouthpiece, but it may not fit into their plans for her
On top of the already talked about, and rather obvious, pairing with Ronda Rousey, WON did speculate another, slightly more random partnership for Paul Heyman, suggesting the WWE could put him together with 'The Big Dog'.
The funny thing is that forgetting about Rousey, the idea of Heyman as a manager of a heel champion Reigns is also a viable idea, but one also unlikely to happen
Admittedly Meltzer does indicate that a heel Reigns being managed by Heyman is unlikely to happen.
It looks like we'll be seeing Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar a few times heading into WrestleMania as the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will crown the Universal Champion's 'Mania opponent.
As much as it pains me to say it, I wouldn't mind of Heyman went with Lesnar and advocated for him in MMA. However, if Heyman does stay in the WWE I'd like to see him work with an underappreciated talent that could do with the extra promo work Heyman can provide. Someone like Shinsuke Nakamura for example.