The Special Counsel to The Tribal Chief Paul Heyman has claimed that a match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar is bigger than Reigns taking on The Rock.
Rumours of Roman Reigns taking on the WWE icon and Hollywood megastar have swirled for some time with the clamour for the match reaching fever pitch as Reigns has run through the WWE roster as The Tribal Chief.
Ably assisted by Special Counsel Paul Heyman and his cousins The Usos, Reigns has fought off challengers for his WWE Universal Championship for well over a year.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport Paul Heyman discussed the chances of a Rock/Roman showdown at WrestleMania 38 in 2022 but believes the “bigger box office” is in Reigns facing Brock Lesnar once more:
“This coming April? Not a chance. Number one, I would want to spend a lot more time on that storyline instead of rushing it. Five months. For something that enormous, I would want more time in it.”
“Number two, I think Dwayne’s schedule for next year is in place and he’s not available. Even if he was, I don’t think it would be bigger box office at the moment, if you look at the trajectory right now, isn’t it Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns?”
Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar have gone one on one five times in their illustrious WWE careers. The bouts between the stars have spanned six years with the first headlining WrestleMania 31 – before it was interrupted by Seth Rollins and a certain briefcase – with the most recent meeting coming in October at Crown Jewel.
For Heyman, he believes the way that match ended makes a rematch between the two men even more compelling:
“Did it end the storyline or did it make it more compelling and more intriguing? Or Big E? Or Drew McIntyre? I can certainly make the case for Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre as well. Is there a time and a place for Roman Reigns vs. The Rock? Absolutely.”
While Paul Heyman does not think a match between Reigns and The Rock is imminent, he does dangle a tasty proposition for fans as to where the two men could finally meet – WrestleMania Hollywood in 2023:
“Is Hollywood the place to do it? Seems like a natural place for The Rock to main event his final main event at WrestleMania. I don’t think this coming April is the place for Roman Reigns vs. Dwayne Johnson.”