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Paul Heyman Was More Involved In This Week's Raw Than Any Other Since His Appointment

New Monday Night Raw executive director Paul Heyman was said to have had his heaviest influence on the show this past Monday.

This week's episode of Raw was one of the better ones we've seen recently, putting some solid matches and intriguing angles on display. According to Wrestling Inc's Marc Middleton, Heyman had more to do with that particular show than any other one since his appointment.

Heyman, more recently known for his role as Brock Lesnar's manager, was rumored to be leaving WWE last year, with Brock said to be on his way out too. Yet there has been little sign of an exit since the rumors sprang up and, given his new title, he won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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WWE announced having handed the 53-year-old the post of Raw executive director back in June, also naming Eric Bischoff as the exec director for the SmackDown brand.

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It was reported that Heyman began working almost immediately and was involved in July 1's Raw episode, which started off with Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman going head to head and crashing through the LED board. The show was touted as being the best since WrestleMania 35 but the most recent episode managed to outdo it.

Monday's show was highlighted by several exciting events, including Maria Kanellis becoming the first pregnant woman to win a WWE belt after the star beat her husband, Mike Kanellis, for the 24/7 Championship.

There was also Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson becoming new Raw Tag Team champions after triumphing in a Triple Threat tag match. And Ricochet is now the No. 1 contender for the United States Championship - currently held by AJ Styles - having beaten Rey Mysterio Jr., Andrade, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro.

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The Beast Incarnate carried out a vicious assault on Seth Rollins to top things off, administering several F5s on steel chairs which left the former Universal Champion spitting blood. And he would stop an ambulance from leaving the arena with the Beast Slayer, serving him a final F5 on a gurney.

This last bit has certainly added some fuel to the flame that is Lesnar vs. Rollins for the Universal Championship at next month's SummerSlam. And, if Heyman is left to his own devices, fans could finally have that product they've been urging WWE to deliver for the longest while.

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