In this slideshow, you will read five definitive reasons why Brock Lesnar needs Paul Heyman with him in WWE.
Newer members of the WWE Universe have no idea that Paul Heyman is a legendary figure in sports entertainment. The guy has a resume that speaks for itself. He has shattered the mold and paved the way for a new generation of extreme wrestling superstars.
Both Lesnar and Heyman left the WWE in similar ways. They didn't seem to leave on the best of terms, and their departures came out of nowhere.
Brock was on top of the wrestling world in 2004 with many more world title reigns in front of him. He was growing tired of the road and abruptly decided that he would attempt a career in the NFL.
Paul Heyman had a huge issue with the way ECW December to Dismember was booked during his final night with WWE. An infamous clash took place between Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon on the WWE corporate jet after December to Dismember, and Heyman left the company shortly thereafter.
Last week on RAW, Paul Heyman returned to WWE as the legal advisor to Brock Lesnar. He told the world that Brock Lesnar had quit the WWE.
Assuming that Brock Lesnar will return to WWE in due time, without further ado, here are five definitive reasons why Brock Lesnar needs Paul Heyman.
Paul Heyman can be used in a variety of ways during the absence of Brock Lesnar. Not only can Heyman create plenty of controversy in front of the live crowd, he can also be used in commentary and backstage segments as well.
Heyman has had very little interaction with the WWE stars of today.
Plugging Paul Heyman into situations where he is just meeting current superstars of today and being reintroduced to superstars of yesterday can provide some very entertaining moments on WWE television.
Paul Heyman was once instrumental in pushing the careers of many young, talented superstars. While no one knows what truly goes on backstage, I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility that Heyman would throw in his input on any situation when asked.
While I doubt he will ever return to the WWE creative team, I would hope that superstars and talent across the board would consult Heyman and ask him for advice when needed.
Since his return, Brock Lesnar has had very limited time with a live microphone. The contract signing with John Laurinaitis provided some very awkward moments on RAW. The crowd did not know how to react to Lesnar and his stuttering demands.
Paul Heyman knows how to deliver a promo. He has masterminded some of the greatest promos of all time in ECW and was more than likely behind the promo by Brock Lesnar just a few weeks back.
Back in 2002, Paul Heyman was supposed to be the mouthpiece for Chris Benoit when he returned to the ring from spinal surgery. However, Brock Lesnar was set to make his debut in WWE, and Benoit was still a few months away from returning to the ring.
WWE was not confident in Brock Lesnar talking on the microphone on his own. Paul Heyman was inserted as the agent and mouthpiece for Brock Lesnar when he debuted.
The situation that faces WWE right now isn't much different from the situation in 2002.
Whether Paul Heyman delivers the promo himself or helps Brock with his verbiage, there is no way Heyman will not improve Brock's ability with a live microphone.
I don't think it's surprising to anyone that Brock Lesnar probably has a ton of backstage heat. For years, he trashed WWE in many different ways during his time with UFC.
Brock did many interviews where he told reporters about life on the road. He even got a gigantic sword tattooed on his chest. The tattoo, with the point directly on Brock's neck, is a constant reminder of how he lived while on the road with WWE.
He constantly felt like he could have died at any moment with the amount of substance abuse that took place.
In most cases, a superstar would be blackballed for talking in depth about the WWE lifestyle that existed during Brock's first run with the company. However, a man of Brock's stature won't be affected by those stories.
Having a true friend like Paul Heyman on board can give Brock a sense of security. After Heyman and Brock both left WWE, their friendship blossomed. Paul Heyman was the co-author of Brock Lesnar's book entitled "Death Clutch."
Heyman continued to help Brock through his UFC career by providing press coverage with his own website, Heyman Hustle, and he provided exclusive coverage of the former UFC champion.
Their friendship is one that will last for years to come, and having Heyman on board can only provide a positive atmosphere.
Brock Lesnar had major success during his initial run with WWE when Paul Heyman was his on-screen manager.
Paul Heyman has managed some of the top superstars in wrestling history during his career. In the late 80s and early 90s, Heyman had a very successful heel stable in the AWA, WCW and the early days of ECW named the "Dangerous Alliance."
Paul Heyman, as Paul E. Dangerously, managed such mega-stars like Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Rick Rude, Adrian Adonis, Dennis Condrey, Jimmy Snuka, Eddie Gilbert, Bobby Eaton, Larry Zybszko and Sabu.
With Heyman at the side of Lesnar during matches, an element is added that is nearly nonexistent in today's WWE.
Starting this Monday night on Raw, expect the continuation of the slow build to an eventual Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar showdown. Triple H has already said that he will be attending Raw to address the situation.
When the match eventually does take place, expect Paul Heyman to be in the corner of Lesnar. The winner of the match is not as obvious as some would think.
Considering Brock recently lost a hard fought battle to John Cena, most would think that he would be victorious in his next high profile match. However, when Triple H is involved, you just never know.
Triple H has won many questionable matches in his career. If Paul Heyman is in the corner of Brock Lesnar, he can provide a loophole for WWE to use, so Lesnar can be victorious without Triple H losing the match cleanly.
Either way, the match will be one of the biggest in WWE history when it takes place. Paul Heyman will add a much needed dimension into the match in the corner of Brock Lesnar.
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