ESPN.go.com is featuring an interview with Paul Heyman where he talks about if brokering a deal to have Brock Lesnar featured in last year’s WWE video game helped smoothed things over and his return to the company this year.
On if the THQ deal with Brock Lesnar setup his return to WWE:
“You know, it’s very funny, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as a burned bridge in business, especially when it comes to Vince McMahon. Vince McMahon can end up in a federal lawsuit with you where there is mudslinging back and forth that makes the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and if tomorrow he figures out a way where the company can benefit from your involvement, you will be at a negotiating table with him at lunch. He takes nothing personally, unless he is in the middle of the fight with you. But the moment that fight becomes counterproductive to his business, and that he can make more money with you than against you, then he wants you in the fold. Pure business. And if there’s anything that’s a perfect example of that, it’s the fact that Brock and I are both back in WWE right now.”
On his return to WWE this year:
“I never thought I’d go back, no way, and neither did Brock. I just got a text from Brock (pulls out phone and shows a text from Brock Lesnar). Check this out, it’s a picture of Brock and I in WWE and the text says: “Look at us, here’s a picture of us in WWE ten years ago. Who would’ve ever thought we’d be back.” We constantly say it to each other, like, “Can you believe we’re doing this?” Who would’ve predicted this a year ago? No way. It’s one of those wild, crazy curves that life throws at you, but to do it, and to be having so much fun doing it, it’s something neither one of us could’ve envisioned.”