Members of the WWE Universe filled Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City Thursday for an exclusive interview hosted by SiriusXM’s Sam Roberts with Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman, and NXT commentator Corey Graves.
Heyman didn’t play down his persona in the slightest, as he took the stage and sang, “Glory, glory, Brock Lesnar,” along with the crowd. No matter what the topic of conversation was, he always took it back to Lesnar. He’s a man that Heyman referred to as his best friend, and “the most legitimate athlete ever” in the WWE.
This Sunday at SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Lesnar will take on the Undertaker in a Wrestlemania 30 rematch that saw Lesnar end the Undertaker’s 21-0 streak at the event. It was a victory Heyman calls the biggest in WWE history, and he credits his constant saying of, “My client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the streak,” as the reason for the match.
Heyman, who gained popularity in WWE for his witty and captivating promos, spoke about what drives him to be one of the best talkers ever in the WWE.
“I look at every Monday as an audition to be on Raw next week,” Heyman said. “You ain’t seen nothing yet from me.”
So what will Heyman do after Lesnar retires, if he doesn’t fulfill his hopes of making female UFC star Ronda Rousey a “Paul Heyman Girl” in WWE? The former ECW owner said he wants his legacy tied to Lesnar – and he can’t promise that they won’t ride off into the sunset together.
As for Graves, a former NXT star who’s in-ring career ended due to concussions, he says that NXT’s show at the Barclays center has the entire roster nervous, as it is one of the biggest they’ve ever done. While Graves is heartbroken by his inability to wrestle at the event, he’s just happy to be in the business. It’s all he’s ever wanted to do.