Paul Heyman says he could have done better getting fans to boo Brock Lesnar in Minneapolis.
On Ocober 24th, Brock Lesnar appeared at the Target Center on Monday Night Raw. The crowd was more favorable towards him then expected. His on-screen advocate Paul Heyman told Sporting News he blamed himself for not getting the correct reaction.
"I'll take full blame for it. I'll tell you why. If I am, as people claim that I am, the best or one of the best or one of the greatest fill-in-the adjective of all time in terms of someone who can deliver a promo, and if I can go out in Chicago, right before WrestleMania, when CM Punk had just walked out and the 18,000 people in Chicago were hellbent and driven on hijacking that show — I opened the show coming out to Punk's music, sit down in his pose, never raise my voice, shut them up, lure them in, get them to buy that I'm on their side, double cross them and sell them on Brock Lesnar versus Undertaker and shut down the CM Punk chant all without ever raising my voice — then I'm surely talented enough to go into Minneapolis and manipulate the crowd to say or do anything I want them to say or do," said Heyman.
Despite Lesnar being a Minnesota sports icon, Heyman believes he should have been able to overcome that.
"That's my job. I am supposed to take an impossible situation and make it look easy. And if I am as good as people say that I am, and I dare suggest I'm better than that, then Minneapolis would have been just another story to add to the story of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Ultimately, I failed in my task and I own up to my failures like a man and I accept them and I move forward. Lesson learned. If I'm faced with a similar situation again, I know what I would do differently but I'm surely not going to reveal it to the public because then they'll know how I'm going to handle it," said Heyman.
Lesnar was in Minneapolis to address Bill Goldberg, his opponent at WWE Survivor Series. The two had only previously been matched up once before at Wrestlemania XX.
The interview at SportingNews.com covers how Heyman's performs his duties as Lesnar's mouthpiece.