With WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns now paired with Paul Heyman, WWE is reportedly trying to do a lot to separate the comparison between Reigns and Lesnar in connection to their respective relationships to Heyman. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the current creative plans for Heyman and Reigns is to portray themselves more in a way where Heyman is indebted to Reigns for saving his wrestling career rather than a friendship connection as shown between Lesnar and Heyman in the past.
The plan is to have Roman Reigns be completely in charge of the relationship and that Heyman was “done with wrestling” once Brock Lesnar left WWE. Roman Reigns brought Paul Heyman back to the company after he was down and out. Paul Heyman has been referring to himself as a special counsel to Reigns, who he has called the “Tribal Chief” in interviews and on TV as a riff on “High Chief” Peter Maivia’s role in Samoan culture in the 1970s.
Brock Lesnar is currently a free agent right now with his WWE contract allowed to expire.