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Paul Heyman explains why Brock Lesnar facing Roman Reigns is different than the last time they faced off



On this week's "Battleground" Podcast, Paul Heyman was asked why the Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesner continues to capture the imagination of wrestling fans around the world.

“I think this is the first time you’re seeing ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar against ‘The Tribal Chief,'" Heyman said.

"Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns, a two time WrestleMania main event presentation, a very interesting match, but that Brock Lesnar, former NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion, former UFC Heavyweight Champion knocking out the greatest UFC Heavyweight Champion of all time, Randy Couture, and already having defeated Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Ric Flair, and every other legend who had ever stepped into the ring with Brock Lesnar, and he’s against Roman Reigns, who was main-evented WrestleMania as he is still perfecting his craft," he continued.

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"This is the first time you’re ever seeing that same Brock Lesnar, still dominant, still ‘The Beast’, The Conqueror of The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, still on top of his game, completely wiped out the heavyweight division on Monday Night Raw to regain the WWE Heavyweight Championship. But it’s the first time that Brock Lesnar had ever stepped into the ring with ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns."

"I would dare suggest that The ‘Tribal Chief’ is head and shoulders above ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns. ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns was a perennial WrestleMania main eventer. ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns is The G.O.A.T. ,the greatest of all time, undisputed, uncontroverted, the best that has ever done this, the greatest that has ever been.”

Other topics include how ECW paved the way for a lot of other promotions and how they were the pioneers for music videos before MTV, BET & VH1. Heyman also tells dicsusses who he thinks should go into the WWE Hall of Fame from ECW, and more!

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