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Backstage News On Why Paul Heyman Promised Brock Lesnar's Cash-In

On this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, new Executive Director Paul Heyman vowed that Brock Lesnar would cash in his Money in the Bank contract at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view this Sunday.

But nobody knows for sure if Heyman really means this. On May 31, Heyman promised that Lesnar would be cashing in to face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship on the June 3 episode of Raw.

However, The Beast Incarnate never wound up cashing in. That's why you have to take Heyman's warning with a grain of salt. That said, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), offered an explanation as to why Heyman teased another Lesnar cash-in - even though he could very well be lying to us again.

"That goes to the old save your lies thing," Melter said. "Like tell the truth all the time and then when you need to lie, lie because people will believe you because you’ve been telling the truth for so many years."

Related: Paul Heyman "Spoils" That Brock Lesnar Will Cash-In At Extreme Rules

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Lesnar tried cashing in his MITB contract at the Super ShowDown event last month, but Rollins attacked him with a steel chair to foil the attempt. That came after Rollins had a successful Universal title defense against Baron Corbin. The Architect and Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch will defend their titles in a mixed tag match against Corbin and Lacey Evans this Sunday.

Rollins defeated Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 via pinfall to become the new Universal Champion. Lesnar took a one-month hiatus before making a last-minute appearance in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match to steal the contract. Now, we just wait for the inevitable cash-in, and it's anybody's guess if he'll use it to challenge Rollins or WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.

What This Means

Heyman's tease certainly adds more intrigue ahead of Sunday's event. Fans will anxiously watch the Rollins title defense, wondering the whole time if we'll see Lesnar cash in his contract. Even if he doesn't end up doing so, at least Heyman added more mystery and excitement to the pay-per-view.

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