Brock Lesnar arrived on Monday Night Raw in a whirlwind of destruction on March 18th, 2002.
The stunningly violent Lesnar was accompanied by Paul Heyman as he laid waste to Al Snow, Maven, and Spike Dudley, and their careers remained intertwined for much of the next 20 years.
While the pair are no longer together on television, they retain a very close friendship behind the scenes, with Heyman being Lesnar’s closest confidant.
Speaking in a new interview with Daniel Cormier for ESPN, Lesnar reflected on his career and time spent working with Heyman. The multiple-time World Champion paid tribute to his friend, stating that wrestling today wouldn’t be what it is without him.
“It’s been a crazy ride, too, when you think about it. I broke into this business with Paul Heyman as my mouthpiece. Here I am, 23 years later, and I’m carrying my own stick. So it’s crazy how things have evolved. Without Paul Heyman, this business wouldn’t be what it is. It truly wouldn’t, especially in the last year. Paul, behind the scenes, carries and does and wears a lot of hats for this company. He’s greatly respected and very appreciated,”
Brock Lesnar Wants Match With Gunther
During the same interview, Brock Lesnar also discussed the often-rumoured dream match between himself and Gunther. The Beast admitted that he would be open to the match, but “doesn’t make the calls” in WWE.
Brock Lesnar was most recently in action on the April 3rd episode of Monday Night Raw. Early on in the show he sided with Cody Rhodes in his battle against The Bloodline, however, in the main event, Lesnar turned on Rhodes, destroying the American Nightmare to leave him broken as the show went off the air.
H/t to Fightful