The Paul Heyman era started on this week’s WWE Raw after The Advocate was named the Executive Director of the longest running weekly episodic television show in history.
An edgier show was provided that was arguably the best three-hour stretch seen on a Monday night in some time.
Included in this week’s Raw was a couple of moments that differed from the norm. Most notably, Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley crashing through an exploding LED screen on the stage, Corey Graves responding to that moment by saying “holy sh*t” uncensored, and a pregnancy angle involving Mike & Maria Kanellis, Becky Lynch, and Seth Rollins (it’s all explained here, and congratulations to Mike & Maria).
It is being reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Heyman came up with the idea for the Strowman/Lashley spot at the top of the show, while it is also being reported that the former ECW head honcho came up with the Mike and Maria segment which included the wonderful “next time, I’ll ask Becky to impregnate me” line from Maria.