Is the Paul Heyman circle on the brink of implosion?

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June 26, 2013

If you believe actions speak louder than words, then the hug between CM Punk and Paul Heyman removed any doubt Punk had about whether Paul Heyman was behind Brock Lesnar’s brutal attack on him.

Or did it?

If you look at Punk’s eyes as he embraces Heyman, something appears to be still nagging at him. And there is certainly more than a shred of doubt within the WWE Universe, whose members are asking questions that can not be answered with a simple hug.

According to Heyman, it was Punk who picked a fight when he said Lesnar needed Heyman’s help. If that is, in fact, the case and Heyman knew Lesnar was Brock Lesnar and CM Punkagitated, why didn’t he warn Punk? Did Heyman even know Brock was in the arena on the night of the attack?

The Anomaly may be aligned with Heyman, but in truth, Brock is not currently under contract. So, who brought him back into WWE if it wasn't Heyman? Was it Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero? Brad Maddox? Or, dare we say, Mr. McMahon? (Yes, Lesnar's assault several months ago resulted in surgery for the WWE Chairman, but by his own mantra, business is business.)

Lesnar’s attack on Punk didn’t appear to be spontaneous. His very appearance at Raw must have been planned, one would think.

This Monday, Punk & Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel will battle The Prime Time Players when Raw rolls into the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Considering that Axel, like Punk, is a "Paul Heyman Guy," will the mad scientist be at ringside? If so, how will The Second City Saint react? Or should he be more concerned with the "Heyman Guy" whose fury strikes unexpectedly and without mercy? Find out if Heyman's camp can weather these turbulent times, or if another surprise Lesnar forecast calls for more pain within his circle of champions. Tune in Monday night at 8/7 CT on USA Network.

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