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Paul Heyman: “WWE RAW is clearly the B show these days”

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WWE on-screen personality and former owner of ECW Paul Heyman recently spoke to Ariel Helwani on behalf of BT Sport in the UK.

Heyman discussed several topics during the interview. These would include how he believes that WWE RAW is now the B Show, with SmackDown being leaps and bounds ahead in terms of quality and viewership.

‘There is no rivalry, SmackDown has beaten the sh*t out of Raw, Raw is clearly the B Show. There is no more competition. We won” Paul Heyman began.

“I have no bitterness towards Raw. If Raw goes sour, it hurts SmackDown. If Raw goes sour, it hurts WWE. It hurts the stock. The stock goes sour, it hurts me personally. I don’t want Raw to do bad” Heyman added.

“I wish Raw would do even better and provide stiffer competition to SmackDown because if a star emerges on Raw that Roman Reigns can draw box office with, we have another opponent. The problem with Roman Reigns is not the limit of his greatness; his greatness gets more defined as every performance is put forth” Heyman revealed.

“The problem with Roman Reigns is, we have such a limited number of people that we can viably and actually work with that people will look at and say: ’˜That’s an opponent for Roman Reigns, that’s someone I’d like to see challenge the Tribal Chief.’

“That’s why Brock Lesnar’s return is so huge because we don’t have five other people waiting in the wings that automatically step up and can be a credible opponent for Roman Reigns” Heyman concluded.

Paul Heyman on WWE RAW vs SmackDown

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays; respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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