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Paul Heyman talks working a possible Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan feud

Maybe this is the path to get Brock Lesnar to sign another contract with the WWE. For the past few months all signs have pointed to Lesnar walking away from the WWE once his current deal is up.

In a new interview with Newsweek, Lesnar’s onscreen advocate Paul Heyman sees a path where the current WWE Universal Champion works pro wrestling and gets his UFC fix simultaneously.

“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.”

The focus of the lengthy interview then would shift over to Daniel Bryan’s recent doctor’s clearance to get back into a pro wrestling ring.

“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.”

Which would then lead to Heyman talking about a potential Lesnar vs. Bryan program.

“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.”

Like Paul Heyman says, if Brock Lesnar wants another MMA fight nobody can really stop him at this point. Though maybe the key to getting Lesnar to have one more run on a WWE deal would be to book him into new and exciting match-ups.

Let the Roman Reigns chapter on Lesnar’s current WWE run close but maybe it opens up The Beast Incarnate to possible feuds with Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and others dream match-ups that have yet to be fully fleshed out on WWE TV.

Looking past to WrestleMania 34, what is the best way to book Brock Lesnar if he’s not at the top of the card fighting for a WWE title?

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