Raw viewers confused as to why Shelton Benjamin was helping out Paul Heyman probably would have benefitted from being shown this segment.
Now that Fastlane has been and gone, the final build to WrestleMania can finally begin. Aside from the stuff between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair, it feels a little like everyone has been waiting for this moment. That definitely applies to the upcoming Universal Title match between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar.
What makes it even tougher for The Architect is he has been left to build to the match pretty much all by himself. Lesnar is rarely on Raw which means his advocate Paul Heyman has to fill in for him most of the time. That happened on Monday night. However, Heyman revealed that Camp Lesnar has a larger population than just two.
While Rollins was going back and forth with Heyman, the former WWE Champion was attacked from behind by Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin delivered a few suplexes and then the show cut to an ad break. After the break, a match had started between the two. Announcers touched on Benjamin's relationship with Lesnar, however, newer/casual fans were likely left confused as to why Benjamin did what he did.
Turns out Heyman explained that during the aforementioned ad break. The advocate explained that the two of them went to the University of Minnesota together, trained with one another, and have known each other for about 20 years. He also referred to Benjamin as being Lesnar's "assistant coach." All true and all very interesting whether you knew some of that information already or not. WWE really could have done with airing that segment for the casual fans at home.
What remains unclear is whether Benjamin will continue to be a part of the Rollins/Lesnar build going forward. Heyman did reveal on commentary that his Beast will be on Raw next week. However, we know to take that with a pinch of salt as the Universal Champion has no-showed before. He has to show up eventually and when he does, Rollins will actually have his opponent to interact with rather than a surrogate.