Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reigns, Lesnar, and Heyman on ESPN

WWE got some nice exposure on ESPN last night with Brock Lesnar announcing the end of his MMA career and that he has re-signed with WWE. Also Roman Reigns was interrupted by Paul Heyman on SportsNation. Both videos are shared below, but in case either disappears from YouTube you can watch them on ESPN's site from this article about Lesnar's announcement

Brock Lesnar came off here like a true champion and a classy individual. It was really interesting to see him in that setting and the fact that he came across as so...charming.

Roman also handled himself well from the part of his appearance linked above and Paul Heyman was fine in what was basically a subdued version of Paul Heyman.

Now I am not saying that any of this indicates that WWE is looking to do a double-turn at WrestleMania. What I am saying is that after watching that they would be foolish not to do one. First, we know Roman is having trouble connecting with the audience in his current incarnation. I like the guy, bu that is undeniable. Second, WWE fans love Brock Lesnar. It doesn't matter how he's booked they will root for the guy. Honestly, other than having Paul Heyman at his side and the aspect that he's a bit of a bully Brock Lesnar isn't really much of a heel. As of now he's a guy who says what he's going to do and does what he says. Destroying John Cena may have heeled him with the elementary school crowd, but everyone else (at least grown men) loved it. Third, look at that visual of Paul and Roman playing nice there.  Again, it didn't happen on WWE TV so I'm not saying it means anything, but all of this should be all the evidence anyone needs that a double-turn makes sense and more importantly would work. 

Upload Credit: Fancy Mojo; SportsNationESPN