What happens if Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the legal right?

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May 18, 2012

Paul Heyman, the legal representative for Brock Lesnar, claimed this is an "open and shut case."

By the way things looked on Monday's Raw SuperShow, when WWE COO Triple H was enraged to the point of wrapping his hand around Heyman's face, this is instead shaping up to be a bitter, grueling dispute.

Heyman served Triple H with a lawsuit on behalf of Lesnar, alleging that WWE owes Brock millions of dollars because the verbal contract Lesnar made with Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis was breached. As a result of the reneged verbal agreement, Brock quit WWE just a week after facing John Cena at Extreme Rules, the first match under his new WWE contract.

On the April 30 Raw SuperShow, Triple H stated that Laurinaitis didn't have the authority to make a verbal agreement to Lesnar’s additional contractual demands without first getting them approved by the WWE COO, and he had no intention of honoring them. The Game's decision to quash Laurinaitis’ verbal contract sent Brock into a rage and the behemoth countered the best way he knew how – by breaking Triple H's arm.

Although the physical attack was not provoked in any way, did Brock have a legitimate reason to fly off the handle? Was Lesnar's verbal agreement with the General Manager legally binding?

Unfortunately, it's not as clear-cut as Heyman convincingly makes it sound ...

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