WWE Video – Cole gets Heyman instead of Lesnar for weekly interview, Heyman talks “one (storyline) failure of my entire career”

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Michael Cole talks WWE without Vince McMahon
Michael Cole (art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch)


The set-up for this week’s Michael Cole interview on WWE’s website was Cole expecting to interview Brock Lesnar. However, Paul Heyman sat in the chair opposite Cole, prompting a storyline-driven tense and sometimes humorous interview.

Heyman predicted that Lesnar will take Dean Ambrose to Suplex City, then stack Roman Reigns on top of Dean and defeat both of them at Fast Lane to advance to WrestleMania 32.

Heyman said “when, not if” Lesnar wins at Fast Lane, he will advance to face Triple H, who will be “exposed as a trophy husband.” Heyman said Lesnar will re-assume his position as WWE World Hvt. champion.

Backing up to Fast Lane, Cole asked what will be different from when Lesnar lost a high-profile triple threat match against Reigns and Seth Rollins at WM31.

Heyman said Brock did not lose at WM32. “I failed Brock Lesnar,” Heyman admitted, calling it the “one failure of my entire career.” Heyman said he did not anticipate the variable of Seth cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase in the middle of the match. “It’s a mistake I will never make again,” Heyman said.

Heyman said the difference at Fast Lane is they know all of the players are in the match walking into Sunday. He said Dean and Reigns stand no chance because if they team up against Brock, then it’s the end of their friendship because someone has to make a choice. But, if they go at it alone, Brock will conquer them individually. “We will split them and we will divide them,” Heyman predicted.

Cole was done with the interview, but Heyman wanted more questions. So, Cole asked Heyman why he doesn’t like him. Heyman said he doesn’t like Cole personally and he does not like his commentary professionally. Cole, playing into his subservient role, said at least Heyman was honest about that. Cole then sheepishly looked away, prompting Heyman to stare at him to close the fictionalized interview.

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