By now, it is common knowledge that Paul Heyman has re-signed with the WWE and has reassumed his role as the mouthpiece for Brock Lesnar.
It has been widely reported that talks stalled leading up to the Beast Incarnate's appearance on Raw and SmackDown LIVE this week, but details of the new contract and how terms were reached between the WWE and Heyman have remained scarce.
Lesnar and Heyman are a bit of a package deal. The creator of ECW is one of the greatest talkers in the business and Lesnar, in turn, is one of the most intriguing attractions ever, too.
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According to Wrestlezone.com, Heyman was reportedly pushing WWE officials for a raise in pay that the company was unable or unwilling to accommodate, and while the two sides were renegotiating Heyman’s deal he essentially talked himself into a contract which would see him making a lot more money.
The report goes on to suggest that when WWE played hardball with Heyman and said they were not going to agree to the terms, Heyman’s previous contract expired.
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However, both sides kept up a dialogue through the process and with Lesnar away fighting in the UFC, it wasn't viewed as a priority at the time.
WWE are said to be relatively unhappy with Heyman's multitude of outside projects that he has on the go, and that also contributed to the holdup. Ultimately, however, the 50-year-old's contract status changed when Brock Lesnar’s WWE TV return was announced.
Lesnar reportedly “went to bat” for Heyman and told WWE officials he wanted Heyman with him on TV and to make the deal happen. If that is the case, there should be little surprise that Heyman was then accompanying and speaking for Lesnar this past Monday.
When you are as big a draw as Lesnar and earn as much money as he does, you can be certain he has a degree of stroke around the place - even if he is part-time.
Besides, it's sensible business to bring Heyman back into the fold. He's a sensational promoter and has become a focal point of the entire Lesnar act in recent years.
Do you think the WWE made the correct decision by handing Heyman a new deal? Let us know below.
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