Paul Heyman: Fans Can Expect ‘History’ From Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns Confrontation In MSG
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This Friday, SmackDown will see WWE return to its home base of Madison Square Garden in New York City. Someone who has been a part of WWE events at Madison Square Garden since he was a teenager is Paul Heyman.
Now the special counsel to Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman knows all too well about the magic that can be created inside Madison Square Garden. Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Paul Heyman spoke about the magic of Madison Square Garden and what the WWE Universe can expect when Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are in the same building at the same time.
“You can expect history to play out in front of your very eyes on SmackDown,” Heyman says. “It’s going to happen as Brock Lesnar returns to television for the first time in 18 months. He obviously wants to make an impact in doing so, and we’ll see whether that impact is at the expense of the ‘Tribal Chief,’ the most dominant champion in the history of WWE, Roman Reigns. That’s the history we’ll see play out on Friday.”
The first time Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were in Madison Square Garden together was 19 years ago at Survivor Series 2002. On that night, Paul Heyman turned on Brock Lesnar and aligned himself with The Big Show.
Overall, Paul Heyman understands that performing in Madison Square Garden in any capacity is an experience and an indescribable honor.
“Just walking into Madison Square Garden, even as a fan, is a humbling experience,” Heyman says. “To be part of the headline feature at Madison Square Garden—on this particular weekend, on this particular night—is so humbling that I don’t have the words to convey the enormity of the honor. I’ve spent my entire life articulating emotion to the masses so they can relate to it, and yet, I don’t have a proper description that would allow someone to grasp how all-encompassing this privilege and honor is.”
WrestleZone will have live coverage of SmackDown beginning Friday at 8 p.m. eastern time.