WWE returns to its home of Madison Square Garden tonight for SmackDown, and fans in attendance and watching from home will be treated to one hell of a confrontation between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
Roman Reigns’ counsel, and former advocate of Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman has spoken to Sports Illustrated about the magic of wrestling inside Madison Square Garden, and also what we can expect to see from the Reigns/Lesnar confrontation.
“You can expect history to play out in front of your very eyes on SmackDown. It’s going to happen as Brock Lesnar returns to television for the first time in 18 months. He obviously wants to make an impact in doing so, and we’ll see whether that impact is at the expense of the ‘Tribal Chief,’ the most dominant champion in the history of WWE, Roman Reigns. That’s the history we’ll see play out on Friday.”
Heyman famously turned his back on Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2002 inside Madison Square Garden, so could we see him turn his back on Roman Reigns tonight?
He went on to discuss what an honour it is to be inside Madison Square Garden for a wrestling show.
“Just walking into Madison Square Garden, even as a fan, is a humbling experience. To be part of the headline feature at Madison Square Garden—on this particular weekend, on this particular night—is so humbling that I don’t have the words to convey the enormity of the honor. I’ve spent my entire life articulating emotion to the masses so they can relate to it, and yet, I don’t have a proper description that would allow someone to grasp how all-encompassing this privilege and honor is.”
Check back later this evening, as WrestleTalk.com will be offering live coverage of SmackDown from MSG.
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