Eric Bischoff On Brock Lesnar Not Relying On Paul Heyman During Latest WWE Run, Excited For Lesnar vs. Reigns At SummerSlam


Eric Bischoff is looking forward to seeing the latest showdown between "The Tribal Chief" and "The Beast Incarnate" at WWE's "Biggest Party of the Summer."

The former WCW Executive Vice President spoke about the upcoming showdown for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam 2022 during the latest installment of his "83 Weeks" podcast.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the episode where Bischoff talks at length about the Reigns-Lesnar bout at the aforementioned WWE pay-per-view event scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

On how he is interested in seeing the match again because this is not the same old Brock: “I can’t wait to see it. I know they’ve wrestled seven times or whatever it is – seven, eight, 20, whatever. It doesn’t matter. Remember when Brock came back most recently, when it was first announced that Brock was coming back? I think it was on 83 Weeks, I said, ‘You know what, it’s not gonna do anything for me. If he’s gonna come back as the same old Brock – the man killer, one dimensional, no promos, go out and eat people and spit them out, go home – it’s not gonna do a thing for me.”

On Lesnar not having to rely on Paul Heyman during his latest run in WWE: “We’ve seen that guy. A lot of him. This is not that guy. This Brock Lesnar is a completely different Brock Lesnar in many respects. He’s a different character. He’s having more fun when he goes out there. He’s not relying on Paul [Heyman].”

On his feeling that the match will be awesome: “He’s cutting a lot of his own promos. He’s coming to the ring looking and feeling like the Brock Lesnar that I know. I’m not suggested I know him real well, but he’s a farmer cowboy. He’s coming out there with a different vibe. So yes, we’ve seen the match before, but we haven’t seen this character before. So let’s just wait and see. I’m not against it. I think it’s awesome.”

Check out the complete episode of the "83 Weeks" podcast where Eric Bischoff talks more on this topic by visiting CumulusPodcastNetwork.com. H/T to 411Mania.com for transcribing the above quotes.