Dave Meltzer confirmed on his F4WOnline.com website that Paul Heyman has agreed to a new contract with WWE that will begin on tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw where he will appear with a returning Brock Lesnar. We already noted in my Exclusive Update that Heyman was rumored to appear.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed in Meltzer’s report but we’ll see what we can find out. Heyman had grown increasingly frustrated with his diminished role in WWE over the last several months because he was being paid per appearance. With him being used so infrequently, we’re told he was threatening to not re-sign unless they could find more for him to do. While Heyman was always expected to re-sign before SummerSlam, his contract did in fact lapse last month.
We have backstage news on some things Heyman pitched for him to do today in our Members content.