Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar and his negotiating skills

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Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar and his negotiating skills
Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar and his negotiating skills

Paul Heyman was a guest on Rick Rubin's Tetragrammaton podcast. The topic of conversation was Brock Lesnar, his talent, and his ability to negotiate. It seems that Lesnar is not only a great wrestler, but also a good negotiator.

“He’s one of the savviest, most instinctual, most instinctual, most ruthless businessmen and I’ve known a lot of people like that and I put him up against any one of them. He’s amazing. His timing of when to strike, of when to leverage, of when to renegotiate, of how to pit companies against each other is that of the best litigator, the most brilliant agents or managers I’ve ever been exposed to.

I’ve seen him in a room negotiating with Vince McMahon, who’s not bad at it, I might add, and he matches. He’s great. ”- he said, as quoted by

Paul Heyman on Vince McMahon's move

Paul Heyman is aware that Vince McMahon sometimes pulls 'bizarre' moves that are not so popular.

This time he commented on whether he believed that Vince would let The Undertaker retire with a winning streak at Wrestle Mania;
“No. It’s not in Vince’s nature. It’s just not. I’m gonna get something out of this.

I invested this much into it, and I want something out of it. He just never saw the time yet where he needed it and that was something that was going to be pulled when he needed it. Would he have let The Undertaker retire at a SummerSlam or Survivor Series, mid year, and retire off into the sunset? Yea, we will keep you on retainer.

We’ll cut a merchandising deal with you. We’ll keep you active in some way so that you can make a living and a handsome one at that and still have the benefit of the intellectual property and everything. But one of the reasons why Vince would do that is, oh, this is a great WrestleMania for you to come out of retirement and defend the streak, and by the way, I found the person to beat you.

I don’t care if Undertaker was 85 years old at the time. If he’s alive, if the Dead Man is alive, so to speak, then the streak is exploitable and if it’s exploitable, the promoter in Vince McMahon wants to exploit it”.

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