As seen during a segment that took place last Monday night on RAW, Paul Heyman cut a promo on Seth Rollins, which ended with SmackDown LIVE Superstar Shelton Benjamin attacking Rollins from behind. What was not shown on TV is what Paul Heyman would say during a commercial break. The WWE.com exclusive video that can be seen below shows what Heyman had to say regarding Benjamin, calling him Brock Lesnar’s “assistant coach” ahead of WrestleMania 35.
“So, since you’d like to know Brock Lesnar, here’s someone who knows Brock Lesnar,” Heyman said. “Ladies and gentlemen, the assistant coach of Brock Lesnar from the University of Minnesota. A far better university than Penn State, might I add. The training partner of Brock Lesnar when Brock Lesnar broke into WWE, the only man who was a steady tag team partner for Brock Lesnar anywhere on the face of the planet, I give to you the man that just handed Seth Rollins his own very tokus, ladies and gentlemen, Shelton Benjamin.”
Benjamin & Lesnar were reportedly training partners together at Ohio Valley Wrestling, along with John Cena, Randy Orton & Batista. Benjamin & Lesnar would form The “Minnesota Stretching Crew” and would also hold The OVW Southern Tag Team Championships on three separate occasions. Rollins would respond to Heyman, saying that the Shelton Benjamin that attacked him is not the same Shelton Benjamin he knows, as seen in comments below:
“That’s not the Shelton Benjamin I know,” Rollins said. “The Shelton Benjamin I know wouldn’t hit and run. The Shelton Benjamin I know would come in here and face me like a man.”
Following those comments, Rollins would then go on to challenge Benjamin to a Singles Match, which he would end up winning following a Stomp and a pinfall.
“[If] you want a piece of the Beastslayer, why don’t you come down here and try to finish what you started,” Rollins said. “I will give the entire world and you a little taste of what I’m gonna do to your boy, Brock Lesnar, at WrestleMania.”
Rollins is set to take on WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at next month’s WrestleMania 35. WrestleMania 35 will be taking place on April 7th from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.