Is cutting off Paul Heyman's microphone off a work or are they really doing that?
A lot of readers have wondered whether or not Paul Heyman’s mic going dead is part of the script and it is. The promo on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw was of the worked shoot variety, meaning it was pre-planned but there were legitimate elements intertwined to keep people asking questions like you just asked. The same thing happened last week.
What I’m wondering is if Vince McMahon came in like a snake and got an extension with Brock Lesnar done. While we’re under the assumption that Lesnar legitimately walked out a couple weeks ago, would it surprise anyone if it was a work? I wouldn’t be surprised for a couple reasons. One, WWE wants people guessing about Brock Lesnar and two, Vince loves to toy with Dana White.
That may not be the case and Brock may have intentionally shown up at UFC 184 in a three-piece suit to toy with Vince but I at least think it needs to be mentioned it could be the other way around.
Is Brock Lesnar giving enough? Is it just me, or is coming down to the ring, posing and leaving after 10 minutes just not enough to build up the main event of Wrestlemania?
It’s not just you, I’ve heard this from several readers. As if people weren’t disappointed enough with Brock Lesnar and his limited schedule, the disappointment and frustration only increases when he’s very limited when he does show up. In fact, the discussion in the post highlighting Heyman’s promo features readers venting frustrations about Lesnar.
I don’t have a problem with Brock Lesnar but I do have a problem with him holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as a part-time talent. At this point I just want him to drop the belt at Wrestlemania 31, I’ll be fine with him re-signing or leaving WWE, as long as the company can bring their title back to relevance.
Is it time we consider Paul Heyman the greatest manager of all time? His mic work is unbelievable! The promo from Raw gave me goosebumps last night.
Paul Heyman is a great manager and one of the best talkers of all time, I don’t know if we can consider him the best manager of all time because his success has been limited to enhancing already established Superstars. When paired with talent where he’s tasked with getting them over, it hasn’t worked out so well. However, I absolutely believe he’s one of the best talkers of all time and there are very few on his level and he’s right up there with greats like Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock.
We know Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns and Sting vs Triple H makes up two out of the three of the main events at Wrestlemania 31. But which match is the third? Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins, Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt, or John Cena vs. Rusev?
If I had to make a list of Wrestlemania 31 main events I would list them as follows - Lesnar vs. Reigns, Sting vs. Hunter, Undertaker vs. Wyatt, Cena vs. Rusev and Orton vs. Rollins. They’re all considered “main events” and me listing them doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean the ones at the top will get more time or anything of the sorts, it’s just my personal assessment of the Wrestlemania 31 card.
The next installment of Ask WNW is scheduled to run on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.