Paul Heyman demands "negotiation" for Universal Champion Brock Lesnar before Monday's Superstar Shake-up
If Paul Heyman has an opinion, rest assured, you will know about it. As the WWE locker room and the WWE Universe speculate as to how next week’s Superstar Shake-up will change the rosters of both Raw and SmackDown LIVE, the vocal advocate for Universal Champion Brock Lesnar sounded off in no less than eight tweets on how Raw and SmackDown LIVE management should approach this roster-altering event — announced this past Monday night by Mr. McMahon — as it pertains to his client.
“While my client @BrockLesnar and I are looking forward to @WWE's #SuperstarShakeup this coming Monday, let's be perfectly transparent,” Heyman wrote. “There is everyone else on the @WWE #RAW and #Smackdown rosters, and then there is @BrockLesnar (along with his humble #Advocate). It is imperative for @shanemcmahon, @WWEDanielBryan, @StephMcMahon, @RealKurtAngle and even @VinceMcMahon to know the intrinsic value my client @BrockLesnar brings not only to the #SuperstarShakeup but simply to @WWE as a whole. In layman's terms (or, actually, in HEYMAN's terms), even the mere DISCUSSION about @BrockLesnar in regards to the #SuperstarShakeup requires a negotiation IN ADVANCE of any discussion, no matter how high up or serious that discussion goes!”
Heyman continued, “With this in mind, my client @BrockLesnar and I are ‘open4business’ and we look forward to hearing new, innovative ways for @WWE to promote / market @BrockLesnar as the once-ever athlete and performer that has blessed @WWE with his presence.”
Just how will this “negotiation” play out? Will The Beast Incarnate ultimately move to SmackDown LIVE, or will Raw see an influx of new potential occupants of Suplex City once the “shake-up” has concluded? Such questions will be answered this Monday on Raw, when the Superstar Shake-up begins at 8/7 C on USA Network.