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The Next Paul Heyman Guy Should Be…

With Brock Lesnar out of the picture, everybody’s favorite advocate is left without a client.

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SummerSlam has come and gone, and looks like it will be remembered, in part, as the swan song for the era of Brock Lesnar. Lesnar dropped the Universal Title to Roman Reigns after an incredible 500+ day reign and looks poised to take a sabbatical from the WWE and begin training for his upcoming UFC championship fight. That seems to have left his advocate, Paul Heyman, in a bit of limbo.

You would assume that Lesnar will not be back on WWE television again until at least WrestleMania, if not longer. Heyman is too much of a talent to go unused for that length of time. He is an incredible promo and he carries a presence and credibility with him that could be used to give another superstar a needed “rub.” Yes, I know there have been some failed cases of this being attempted in the past (Curtis Axel, Ryback, Cesaro), but none of those guys were looked at as true main event stars at the time, even with the backing og Heyman. But given the current situation, one in which there is a new champion on a RAW brand that is lacking in real main event heels to challenge him, a new “Heyman Guy” could be just the ticket to launching Roman’s next big feud. And I think I have just the guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, enter Bobby Lashley.

Lashley has been a curious case since his return earlier this year. He was debuted with little fanfare, and though it was clear that the powers that be saw him as a big time player, his first major feud was a mid card tilt with Sami Zayn. Following that, however, Lashley was thrust into the main event scene with a war of words against THE GUY Roman Reigns. The feud got over with the crowd and their issue culminated at Extreme Rules in a match where Lashley BEAT Reigns! He was put over the Big Dog, the top star in the company, and put over clean no less. It would have appeared Lashley was going on to bigger things.

Had Vince gotten cold feet with Reigns again? Would it be Lashley who was ultimately the man toi dethrone Brock at SummerSlam?

No, no he wasn’t.

Reigns got his win back two weeks later on RAW to become the number one contender, rendering Lashley’s win at Extreme Rules useless, and eventually went on to defeat Brock at SummerSlam. And Lashley? Lashley wasn’t even on the show!

Is there anyone else you can think of who beat the top star in the company on pay-per-view, cleanly, and then wasn’t even on the show the following month? It was two steps forward, three steps back!

The fix? Lashley needs to turn heel and take on Heyman as his advocate.

The angle almost writes itself. First, there is continuity with the obvious ties between Roman and Heyman. Heyman almost becomes the Bobby Heenan to Roman’s Hulk Hogan or Ultimate Warrior by sending challenger after challenger after the Big Dog in hopes of regaining the Universal Title into his stable of clients. Secondly, Lashley would have logical fuel for his fire by harping on the fact that he has beaten Reigns before, wasn’t booked for SummerSlam, hasn’t been given the opportunities he was promised, etc. Lashley has the look, he has the physique, he’s even a former MMA fighter- almost a Brock Lesnar 2.0.

You could even take it a step further and create a “Heyman Family” by bringing in names like Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre and really build up a Shield vs Heyman Guys feud.

More importantly, it gives Bobby Lashley a more concrete direction and character. Other than his big win against Reigns, which then went no where, Lashley has been floundering on RAW at best. Other than his few week run with Roman at the top of the card, what has he done of note in the past four months? And you have to think that Vince envisioned more for him than this when he signed him away from IMPACT. Otherwise, with a roster full of talent in NXT and others on the main roster not currently being utitlized, why sign him at all? A partnering of him with Heyman as a mouthpiece and manager, which will help shore up Lashley’s weakness in the promo department, might give him the extra boost he needs to really be an impact player on the RAW brand. And gives Roman a credible challenger to the title that fans would believe might actually beat him (because they’ve seen it happen before).

The fact is, Heyman and Lashley are a perfect match. Heyman is way too talented and valuable to the television presentation to keep on the sidelines, Roman needs a strong roster of heels to face as champion (which RAW currently lacks), and Lashley is a guy who could stand to gain much more as a heel with a defined direction than as just another “good guy.” Unleash the Dominator! 

 


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Chris’s Insanely Early 2019 SummerSlam Match Predictions

Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

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Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

This past Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules the WWE Universe was shaken to its core when Brock Lesnar cashed-in on Seth Rollins to become a 3X-Time Universal Champion! On Raw “The Beastslayer” outlasted nine other competitors (one of them originally announced as Daniel Bryan but then changed to Sami Zayn) in the first-ever cross-brand All-star 10-Man Over-The-Top Battle Royal to get his rematch at SummerSlam.

Natalya also won a fatal-four-way to become The Man Becky Lynch’s challenger for SummerSlam. We also witnessed the amazing debut of The Fiend as Bray Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Finn Balor! Shortly after it was announced that Wyatt and Balor are set to do battle again at WWE SummerSlam!

On this past Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, In a six-man tag team match with Randy Orton, Elias, and Samoa Joe vs. The New Day Orton pinned the WWE Champion clean. We also got Round II of Cesaro/Aleister Black, and Black won decisively. Also, Bayley teamed with Ember Moon to face Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille. In their post-match celebration Moon accepted Bayley’s challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.

Last but certainly not least, Kevin Owens once again defied Shane McMahon and his myriad of corporate stooges and stunned the boss not once but twice! Below I will be giving my predictions for the rest of the matches to be included for SummerSlam.

Chris’s 2019 SummerSlam Match Card Predictions

WWE SummerSlam Kick-Off Show

  • WWE Intercontinental Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura © vs. Mustafa Ali
  • Gimmick Match for the WWE 24/7 Championship
    R-Truth © vs. Drake Maverick
  • Fatal-5-Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Drew Gulak © vs. Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher vs. Oney Lorcan

WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View

  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship
    New Day © vs. Heavy Machinery
  • Fatal-4-Way Tag Team Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
    The Revival © vs. The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Liv Morgan
  • 2-Out-3 Falls Match for the WWE United States Championship
    AJ Styles © vs. Ricochet
  • Aleister Black vs. Cesaro (part 3)
  • Triple Threat Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
    The IIconics © vs. The Kabuki Warriors vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille
  • Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross
  • Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns
  • Bray Wyatt (The Fiend) vs. Finn Balor (The Demon)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Baron Corbin
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship
    Bayley © vs. Ember Moon
  • Raw Women’s Championship
    Becky Lynch © vs. Natalya
  • WWE Championship
    Kofi Kingston © vs. Randy Orton
  • Universal Championship
    Brock Lesnar © vs. Seth Rollins


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The Club Taking Over WWE–And How The Undisputed Era vs. The Club Could Impact The Future Of NXT

Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

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Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

At Extreme Rules Styles and Ricochet did battle once again over the coveted United States Championship, where both competitors put on a wrestling clinic and Styles became a three-time United States Champion!

With Styles holding the United States Championship one must expect, that The Good Brothers are coming for the Raw Tag Team Championships. I already predict that they will win the titles as soon as SummerSlam. Finn Balor recently lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shinsuke Nakamura, perhaps he may set his sights on the WWE or Universal Championship?

How The Undisputed Era vs The Club Will Help The Future Of NXT

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The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish), have taken NXT by storm since August 2017. All four members have accomplished so much in two short years. Under “Freebird Rule” Undisputed Era are two-time NXT Tag-team Champions, and Cole was the inaugural North American Champion and current NXT Champion.

On July 17, 2019, Club member Karl Anderson sent out a tweet stating that ‘The Club’ is the only club that matters.

A fan responded with a tweet of The Undisputed Era and the leader of The Club Styles found it hilarious, signifying that NXT’s top faction wasn’t a real threat.

Roderick Strong and Adam Cole didn’t waste any time firing back.

Could we witness two of the most popular factions in WWE and NXT battle for brand supremacy?

This has never happened before and it’s something new and fresh, that pro wrestling fans all over the world would be salivating for. Not only would The Club vs. The Undisputed Era be an EPIC dream feud for the ages, it will also have a significant impact on the future of the black and gold brand.

Over the years NXT has morphed from being the developmental territory, into its own brand delivering some of the most exhilarating five-star matches of all time. What was once heralded as a launchpad for up-and-coming talent to make it to the main roster, now is viewed as it’s own entity.

Undisputed Era will be looking to prove that the black and gold brand is the creme of the crop, while The Club, on the other hand, is cementing their status as untouchable on the main roster. Something that their rivals have proved for over two years while holding all the gold at separate times.

The battles that these factions would have would be completely insane, and with two of the best talkers in the industry, the promos would straight fire! In the world of professional wrestling anything is possible, so come on Triple H convince Vince McMahon why this feud needs to happen and that boys and girls is… Undisputed!!!

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