Paul Heyman has a plan heading into Madison Square Garden.
Brock Lesnar is set to clash with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38 in a WWE Champion vs. WWE Universal Champion showdown where the winner will be the unified champion. Before Lesnar and Reigns square off, Lesnar must defend his WWE Title at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 5.
Heyman is looking to ensure Lesnar doesn't walk out of the arena with the belt.
"It is my plan, my strategy, my counsel to the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns that we do everything in our power and influence to make sure that Brock Lesnar does not leave Madison Square Garden as the WWE Champion. I don't like the concept of Title vs. Title, I don't like the concept of Champion vs. Champion, I don't like the concept of Winner Take All. In my opinion, Roman Reigns is already the end-all, be-all. He's already the one that has taken it all. He's already the champion in WWE and every other title can fight to be in the number two position. The fact that Brock Lesnar would have to enter WrestleMania as former champion and couldn't hold onto his title against the physicality of Roman Reigns, let alone the strategy of his former advocate Paul Heyman, could throw Brock Lesnar at such a disadvantage walking into WrestleMania that Roman Reigns' victory at WrestleMania is fait accompli. It all comes together this Saturday at Madison Square Garden, where I am publicly acknowledging that our plan is to ensure Brock Lesnar loses the title in Madison Square Garden," said Heyman, speaking in-character, in an interview on the Battleground podcast.
Bobby Lashley was announced as Lesnar's opponent for the event, but he is no longer being advertised. It is unknown who Lesnar will defend the WWE Championship against.
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