While everything WWE does always has its naysayers, the overall sentiment coming out of this week’s episode of RAW was that the segment between RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and The Bella Twins, building to Ronda’s match against Nikki at Evolution, was the best part of the broadcast.
The segment not only had social media talking, but also gained massive numbers on YouTube (see EA’s Weekly RAW YouTube Report here) as the banter between Ronda and The Bellas was more of the “worked shoot” variety and utilized elements of real life in their words. This will likely come as no surprise to many fans, but The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the man behind the segment was none other than Paul Heyman, however Ronda actually wrote the promo herself.
It’s being said that Heyman has been producing segments with Ronda lately due to their familiarity with one another and this past Monday that included giving her key parts to focus on. For example, the lines Rousey used that got the WWE Universe talking about “John Cena’s bedroom” were from Heyman. Additionally, Heyman worked with The Bellas as well, giving them their lines regarding the Divas era.
As has been noted, Heyman began working more in a backstage role for the company leading up to what was believed to be Brock Lesnar’s departure at SummerSlam in August. Currently, it’s not known when Heyman will be back on television as he has not been confirmed for Lesnar’s next match against Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman for the Universal Title at Crown Jewel on November 2nd.
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