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Brock Lesnar Returned To WWE 6 Years Ago Today (Video), Paul Heyman Comments On Brock Lesnar Losing The Universal Championship To Roman Reigns At WrestleMania 34

Brock Lesnar WWE Undisputed Champion with Paul Heyman

• Brock Lesnar Returned To WWE 6 Years Ago Today (Video)

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 2, 2012, “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar returned to WWE after 8 long years on the post-WrestleMania 28 edition of Raw.

Lesnar got a monstrous ovation from the crowd on his return and he laid out John Cena with an F5 to end the night.

You can watch it below:

• Paul Heyman Comments On Brock Lesnar Losing The Universal Championship To Roman Reigns At WrestleMania 34

During a recent interview with Newsweek, Paul Heyman talked about if Brock Lesnar willing to go to UFC, Brock Lesnar losing the title (WWE Universal Champion) to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, WWE clearing Daniel Bryan, and if he wants to see Brock Lesnar versus Daniel Bryan.

Below are the highlights:

On if Brock Lesnar wants to go to UFC:

“I don’t think it’s any secret that Brock is looking to get back into the octagon. He is obviously eyeballing another fight in UFC. There’s no secret. He’s posing for pictures with Dana White wearing a UFC shirt in the UFC offices in Las Vegas. That’s not a negotiating tactic, Brock Lesnar wants to compete inside of the octagon. There’s no leveraging that; it’s a fact.”

On Brock Lesnar losing the Universal Championship to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34:

“I have an agency that has expanded so fast we’re now expanding into also being a full-fledged production studio. We have several projects and deals we will be announcing after April 8, for film, television, representing clients etc. We both have a number of projects we have been interested in pursuing that will start to kick off after WrestleMania. That doesn’t mean Brock Lesnar can’t retain the title and we do those other projects simultaneously in a continued run as Universal Champion. The proof I offer to you is Brock Lesnar fought Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and, six weeks later, main evented SummerSlam against Randy Orton.

Brock Lesnar can do both and he has proven that time and time again. And I’ve been the co-founder and co-running my agency since I came back in 2012. I’ve been working on outside projects this entire time, so we can certainly walk that line when it comes to working in WWE and other projects. Mine is entertainment-based, Brock’s is beating the hell out of someone in the octagon.”

On WWE clearing Daniel Bryan:

“Ecstatic. This is all Daniel Bryan has wanted since the moment he was told he was being forced to retire. And the emotional rollercoaster that he has been on since that moment has always been with the light at the end of the tunnel, thinking ‘somehow, someway a miracle will be bestowed upon me that I can be cleared and step back into the ring and do what I love to do more than anything else in this world.’ That’s all he wants to do.

It’s what he dreams about, what he envisions, it’s what he wakes up wanting to do and thinks about when he’s going to sleep. So ever since that moment the doctors told him ‘sorry we’re going to have to advise if you retire’ the only dream Daniel Bryan has had, the fantasy in his life, is to be cleared and to exploit the opportunity of stepping back into the ring. And now he has that chance.

So I’m ecstatic for Daniel Bryan. Very few people I know deserve to live out their dreams more than Daniel Bryan.”

On if he wants to see Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan:

“I have wanted to see Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan even before Lesnar debuted on the main roster when Bryan was known as The American Dragon. I loved his matches even in the early part of his career and found him to be one of the most compelling, riveting performers in the history of this industry.”

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