On top of being Brock Lesnar’s on-screen advocate, Paul Heyman is one of the current Universal Champ’s closest friends in real life, but even he knows that it’s time to take the Universal Championship off of Brock Lesnar.

On Wednesday, Justin Barrasso of SI.com posted a column which said that Paul Heyman has been pushing for a Samoa Joe title win at SummerSlam behind the scenes. Barrasson also noted in his column that Baron Corbin might cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Joe if he does win the title, which is a bit odd, as to the best of my knowledge, the MITB contract is exclusive to SmackDown. But, nevertheless, Heyman is pushing for Joe to win the title at SummerSlam.

“The inside track is that none other than Paul Heyman is advocating behind-the-scenes for Samoa Joe to win the title, but the threat of Baron Corbin cashing in his non-specific Money in the Bank contract looms as a compelling finish to SummerSlam.”

Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle's fateful Raw confrontation from a new view: Exclusive, Aug. 2, 2017


On Monday, Paul Heyman told Raw GM Kurt Angle that Brock Lesnar will leave WWE if he loses the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, so it’ll be interesting to see what they do with that if he does end up losing the title on August 20.

Following Monday’s Raw, WWE put up a YouTube video with Kurt Angle where Angle specifically talked about Lesnar leaving Raw if he ends up losing the Universal Championship, but he didn’t mention anything about him leaving the entire company. So, it’s possible that, if Lesnar loses the title, he’ll move over to SmackDown, while John Cena, who is scheduled to be on the first Raw pay-per-view following SummerSlam, will likely move over to Monday nights.


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