– With Brock Lesnar done with WWE and headed back to the UFC, there remains lots of questions surrounding Paul Heyman. After Kevin Owens quit on Monday’s RAW following a loss to Seth Rollins, many speculated that Heyman would start to manage the former Universal Champion.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is no truth to that scenario. WWE does want to keep Heyman around as he consistently gets others over, but that won’t happen with Owens. For a long time, there has been speculation that Heyman could work with RAW Women’s Champion and former UFC star Ronda Rousey. With Rousey playing a strong face and already getting a massive push, that would take some careful maneuvering by WWE. Of course, WWE is hopeful that Lesnar returns after his third UFC stint; which should begin in early 2019 as he takes on Daniel Cormier for the Heavyweight Championship.
As for Owens, he may end up back on SmackDown. It’s been a rough year for Owens as he was fired from SmackDown and never found his place back on the RAW brand. Before quitting on RAW, Owens had only one win from recent pay per views and got squashed by Braun Strowman at SummerSlam.
– Speaking of SummerSlam, Becky Lynch was supposed to be featured as a heel after turning on Charlotte Flair. Becky’s turn has mostly been met with a positive reaction from crowds while Charlotte has been getting heat.
WWE will be getting away from the face vs. heel storyline and now focus on a pair of former friends both making their case to be champion. It was at SummerSlam where Charlotte won the SmackDown Women’s Championship, after the match was turned into a triple threat a few weeks ago. WWE should soon be announcing Charlotte vs. Becky for the Hell in a Cell pay per view.