Paul Heyman has posted a lengthy blog over at The Heyman Hustle, taking readers through Brock Lesnar’s mind set and routine on "fight day." Additionally, Heyman reveals details about how him and Lesnar met back in WWE in 2002, and how their relationship has developed from professional to personal. Below are several excerpts from the blog, which you can read in its entirety by CLICKING HERE.
"I met Brock Lesnar shortly before Wrestlemania 2002. My first child, Azalea, was still in her mother’s womb. So was Brock’s first child, his daughter, Mya.
Brock had been in the then-developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling for over a year. It was time to move him up to the main roster.
I was only behind-the-scenes in WWE. I had successfully navigated my way off television after Survivor Series, but was about to go back on-air as "agent" for Chris Benoit, who was going to turn heel (villain) at Wrestlemania in Toronto.
It was actually Taz who introduced us. Brock was being given lame advice by jealous and envious veterans, and Taz knew it. Even though he was 5’8”, 248 pounds, Taz had convinced the public he was what only Brock could legitimately claim to be. The man with most legitimate claim to being the best fighter in the world.
That meeting changed my life.
I ended up being switched from Benoit to Brock. It turned out to be the biggest on-air break of my career. With the possible exception of the notoriety and recognition that comes along with being the "man behind the curtain at the Original ECW," the on-air association with Brock Lesnar has been what most people know me for."
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