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Paul Heyman On Brock Lesnar’s Potential WWE Return, What Has Impressed Him About Pat McAfee On SmackDown

May 30, 2021 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent interview on The A-Team on SportsTalk 790, Paul Heyman discussed Brock Lesnar’s potential WWE return, Pat McAfee on SmackDown commentary, and much more. You can read his comments below.

Paul Heyman on WWE returning to live events: “I don’t lead a normal life, I serve as special counsel to the Tribal Chief, the undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns, so I wouldn’t know normal if it bit me in the ass. I will say that I love the fact that we’re going back to live events. It’s about time we gave an arena filled with people the chance to acknowledge and celebrate the greatness of the No. 1 sports entertainer/pro wrestler/athlete on the face of the planet today, Roman Reigns.

On Brock Lesnar potentially returning to WWE: “Asking me about Brock Lesnar is a highly intelligent question and I commend you on your efforts. However, it’s a hypothetical. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do. If Brock Lesnar wanted to be back in WWE at this moment, at this particular time and place, he would be. And maybe, maybe he has been waiting for the live events, and maybe he’ll choose Houston to make that return, or maybe not because Brock Lesnar is going to do whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do. If that happens, what will be my reaction? That’s a hypothetical. I don’t live my life on if’s. I live my life on absolutes. My father used to say if your aunt had balls, she’d be your uncle. She doesn’t, so she’s not. I don’t deal in if’s.”

On what has impressed him about Pat McAfee on SmackDown commentary: “What I’ve liked about what Pat McAfee has done is that he hasn’t tried to conform into the role of being the stereotypical color commentator, dating back to the days of when Roddy Piper was doing it in Georgia or when Jesse Ventura was doing it with WWE. Or when I was color commentator for Jim Ross and bitchslapped all of them and showed them how the job is really done. Pat is making it his own gig. Pat gives you his perspective, and he is as enthusiastic a fan of the product as anyone I’ve ever met. That permeates the broadcast. Pat is genuinely excited about being there and seeing these stars up close, and that comes through on television. As a viewer, it makes you more enthusiastic about the product. I love the job Pat is doing, as long as he continues to acknowledge Roman Reigns.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit Busted Open Radio with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.