Roman Reigns Was The Planned Successor To Brock Lesnar’s Legacy According To Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman comments on Roman Reigns succeeding Brock Lesnar after Lesnar did the same to The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak.
In an interview on Rick Rubin’s Tetragrammaton podcast, Paul Heyman discussed how Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and The Undertaker have succeeded each other as “The Guy”, in WWE. According to Heyman, Roman was always meant to overtake Brock Lesnar’s legacy.
“I’m gonna get something out of this. I invested this much into it, and I want something out of it. He just never saw the time yet where he needed it and that was something that was going to be pulled when he needed it. Would he have let The Undertaker retire at a SummerSlam or Survivor Series, mid year, and retire off into the sunset? Yea, we will keep you on retainer. We’ll cut a merchandising deal with you. We’ll keep you active in some way so that you can make a living and a handsome one at that and still have the benefit of the intellectual property and everything. But one of the reasons why Vince would do that is, oh, this is a great WrestleMania for you to come out of retirement and defend the streak, and by the way, I found the person to beat you. I don’t care if Undertaker was 85 years old at the time. If he’s alive, if the Dead Man is alive, so to speak, then the streak is exploitable and if it’s exploitable, the promoter in Vince McMahon wants to exploit it.”
“Brock becomes the successor to the streak, becomes the holy grail, becomes the victory no man can attain and becomes the embodiment of the impossible mountain to climb so that when someone climbs that mountain, when someone beats Brock Lesnar, they are instantly made in the same way that Brock Lesnar is instantly made, the moment the referee’s hand hits three at WrestleMania 30, signifying Brock had conquered the streak, and we had someone in mind to be the next big thing, the company’s next big star, the guy that would pull the wagon, the successor to John Cena, the person to become the one who beat the one in 21-1. We had someone in mind, even at that time. Do you know who that person was? Roman Reigns.”Paul Heyman
We will have to wait and see who will be next in this line of top WWE superstars.
Elsewhere in the interview, Heyman would discuss how he became Reigns’ “Wise Man.”
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