Former WWE booker Dutch Mantell recently discussed the potential for a detour in history between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. Mantell believes that Paul Heyman could soon betray Reigns by joining forces with Lesnar.
Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar is booked for Crown Jewel 2021 this month. Although the match is for the Universal title, Heyman’s loyalty is also at stake with his past and present clients clashing at the event.
On the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell reviewed last night’s episode of WWE SmackDown with Sid Pullar III and Rick Ucchino. Here’s what Mantell had to say about the current story that’s brewing between The Bloodline and Brock Lesnar.
“Roman is almost a baby face on his own. If they put the title on Brock, it has to be with the turn with Heyman. I think a big turn is coming and I think [Paul Heyman turning on Roman Reigns] It will be good because I think Roman is almost there and could get a heel to work with for a while. You must have heels. If you don’t have heels, your baby faces are dead, “said Dutch Mantell.
Check out the full episode of Smack Talk in the video below:
Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns share a long history in WWE
Reigns and Lesnar have collided multiple times in the past, including WrestleMania 34. Coincidentally, Reigns won his first Universal Championship after defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2018. Lesnar also returned to WWE at SummerSlam this year.
Therefore, their rivalry has a perfect backdrop. Since Lesar’s return, a rift has been created between Roman and Paul Heyman. The Tribal Chief suspected that his special counsel knew that the Incarnate Beast would be present at SummerSlam.
Over the next several weeks, Reigns focused and defeated Finn Balor to retain his title. However, Lesnar returned to the last Smackdown and smashed The Bloodline.
Lesnar then thanked Heyman for helping him become a free agent on the first night of the WWE Draft. The statement further complicated the relationship between Reigns and Heyman.
Based on their latest singles matches, it appears that Beast Incarnate has the upper hand. The two have only had three one-on-one matches, of which Lesnar won 2. With the Universal Title at stake, Reigns now has to deal with additional pressure.
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