Paul Heyman witnessed his guy Brock Lesnar end the phenomenal winning streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX last weekend, although admits he had expected CM Punk to have done so 12 months before.
Lesnar unexpectedly defeated The Undertaker in New Orleans last Sunday, becoming the first of 22 competitors to have got the better of The Phenom on the grandest stage of them all. The Undertaker had beaten off his 21 previous challengers at WrestleMania, but Lesnar proved too much for the WWE icon.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels had both tried and failed to end the fabled streak, and CM Punk was tasked at triumphing where they had fallen at WrestleMania last year. CM Punk and The Undertaker were involved in something of a personal battle after the former desecrated the memory of Paul Bearer, but it was The Dead Man who had the final say.
CM Punk came close to achieving victory, but his hopes were ended by a devastating Tombstone finisher from The Undertaker. It was one of the most narrow battles ever contested by The Undertaker, and many thought CM Punk was capable of winning.
Paul Heyman certainly thought so and, speaking to notSAM, explains how he was confident before the encounter that CM Punk would be the man to finally stop The Undertaker in his tracks.
Heyman, meanwhile, adds that it was inevitable that Punk would leave the WWE, with the superstar having quit the company after this year’s Royal Rumble. Punk has not been seen at a WWE event since, and it remains unclear if he will eve return.