Paul Heyman discusses his relationship with Brock Lesnar.
Very few have the kind of relationship on and off screen like Paul Heyman has with his client Brock Lesnar. Heyman brought Lesnar into the WWE in 2002 and the two have been attached at the hip ever since. Even when Lesnar left WWE to pursue a career in football and MMA, Heyman was by Lesnar's side.
Speaking to Yahoo Sports, Heyman detailed his friendship with Lesnar.
“The respect, admiration and the honesty between Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman is 100 percent authentic,” Heyman said. “We are fantastic business partners, associates and best of friends because we are violently honest with each other, no punches pulled, no sensitivities honored, uninhibited approach to both business and friendship in which anything can be said as long as it’s heartfelt.
“That has always been the way between us, since the first day we met. I cannot imagine having that level of openness with anyone else of Brock’s stature and I don’t know if he could trust getting that openness from anyone else except the person that has been with him since the day that he debuted on WWE television. It’s a lot like everything else involving Brock Lesnar, it’s quite unique, different from anyone else, it doesn’t fit any standard definition.”
Lesnar has come under heavy criticism over the past few years for working a lighter schedule and still being a prominent position, most notably holding the WWE Universal Title for over 600 days between his two reigns. Heyman believes that the criticism of Lesnar has made people forget what makes Brock Lesnar so special.
“I think the general public and even those who aren’t fans of Brock Lesnar but admire his greatness, don’t truly have the mindset of understanding how unique and how rare and how once-ever Brock Lesnar truly is,” Heyman said. “Brock Lesnar is so important to WWE because no one on the face of the planet can match up against Brock Lesnar. There is no one on any roster in mixed martial arts or sports entertainment that can compare to the resume, the accomplishments or the ability of Brock Lesnar. He’s a once-ever athlete and a once-ever performer.
"I think Brock Lesnar is the most underrated, underappreciated talent in the history of WWE. I think Brock Lesnar deserves credit for being the best in-ring performer in this or any other generation. No one moves like him, no one has matches like him. There’s nothing standard about a Brock Lesnar match. It’s a completely different style than anyone else is employing.”
Lesnar was a surprise entrant into the Money in the Bank ladder match on May 25, grabbing ahold of the briefcase, giving him a shot at the WWE Universal or WWE Title whenever he wants. Lesnar is set to reveal who he will target on tonight's episode of Raw.