This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW witnessed a segment featuring “Advocate” Paul Heyman. A major portion of the WWE Universe hailed the segment as the show-stealer.
A rather “dilapidated” red-teary-eyed Heyman talked about his client and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar not answering his calls after attacking him on last week’s episode.
WWE posted an additional footage of the interview on YouTube (that didn’t air on RAW) and in the latest video, Heyman teases something BIG for SummerSlam.
The interview came to an abrupt end when Heyman said “Against ‘this’ Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns doesn’t stand a chance….unless”.
Renee Young tried to get Heyman to spill the beans but Heyman walked out.
From what appears, there’ something big awaiting Lesnar and heyman at SummerSlam. A rumor that has been doing rounds recently is that Heyman will side with Lesnar at SummerSlam and after The Beast walks out as Universal Champion, it will be revealed that all this drama was a planned act.
Other speculations indicate that Heyman might turn on Lesnar and join forces with Reigns at SummerSlam. It’s no secret that the words used in interviews like this are more than it meets the eye and taking the “unless” into account, Brock might have this coming.
However, if that happens, the pro-wrestling business will finally get a heel Reigns although that is in direct contradiction with CEO Vince McMahon’s adamancy about getting the WWE Universe behind Reigns. So a heel turn for Reigns might not be in the horizon.
Another possibility is that Heyman will introduce his new client (perhaps Bobby Lashley or Braun Strowman) and cost Lesnar the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. If Strowman is the new “Paul Heyman guy”, he could very well cash in his Money In The Bank contract during or after the match or might save the briefcase for RAW after SummerSlam.
It is to be noted that Lesnar’s last advertised appearance is for RAW after SummerSlam which takes place on August 20, 2018 in Brooklyn.
If Lesnar does defend the title at SummerSlam (which seems very unlikely) and no cash-in takes place that night, The Beast might as well be a victim of Strowman’s cash-in on the following night on RAW.