Paul Heyman recently spoke with CraveOnline.com to promote this Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event.Here are the highlights.
CraveOnline: What do you think Goldberg’s motivation was in returning to WWE after 12 years?
“I dearly believe in my heart, that Goldberg is a family man who has a profound love for his wife and son and wants his family to see him as that superhero that people romanticize him being during the height of his fame. To Goldberg’s credit, I think he’s in the best shape of his life and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s as capable of beat that superhero in today’s environment. The paradox of all of this is that he picks a fight with the one being on this planet that is going to turn the tables on him and smash him into reality. Anyone else that Goldberg steps into the ring with today, I think Goldberg would spear and jackhammer with ease.”
CraveOnline: These two faced each other at WrestleMania in 2004 and everyone involved has stated they weren’t satisfied with their performance. Do you think Brock sees this as a moment of redemption?
“No, I know Brock Lesnar spends no time dwelling on the past and I know Brock Lesnar has a clear conscience about their match in 2004 because Brock was not emotionally invested in that match. He had one foot out the door and the other foot heading toward the door. He didn’t want to be there and I don’t think Goldberg wanted to be there that much either. They were both at a different point in their lives but both want to be here now and both of them are driven to put on a main event for the ages.”
CraveOnline: You have always been known as the best “talker” in the business. With as many promos you have given, has there ever been a time when a talent went to the back and was legitimately upset over your promo?
“Several. It’s funny. Most of the time it’s not the talent about whom I’m cutting the promo. Sometimes it’s other people who hear what I have to say about someone and they get upset with me.”