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WWE SmackDown video highlights: Roman Reigns fires Paul Heyman

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Paul Heyman is no longer Roman Reigns' special counsel after getting fired on last night's SmackDown.

Following his one-week sabbatical from the show, Reigns returned last night and was looking for answers from Heyman. Reigns wanted to know if he could trust Heyman. He asked if Heyman knew Brock Lesnar was going to return at SummerSlam, if he knew Lesnar was going to be at Madison Square Garden, and if he knew Lesnar's suspension was going to be lifted.

The most important question Reigns had was whether Heyman is a special counsel or an advocate.

Reigns wanted to know why Heyman was protecting Lesnar from him. Heyman responded that he wasn't protecting Lesnar from Reigns -- he was protecting Reigns from Lesnar.

After Heyman's answer, Reigns fired Heyman and laid him out with a Superman punch. Reigns got two steel chairs and was going to give Heyman a con-chair-to, but Lesnar's music hit and he came out to make the save. Lesnar took out The Usos before making his way to Reigns.

Reigns hit Lesnar with a chair, but Lesnar grabbed Reigns and dropped him with an F5. Lesnar then gave Reigns another F5 before the show went off the air.

Reigns will defend his Universal Championship against Lesnar at WWE's Day 1 pay-per-view on Saturday, January 1.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

A video package recaps Brock Lesnar's appearance on last week's SmackDown

Toni Storm & Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair & Shotzi

The New Day issue a challenge to The Usos

The Viking Raiders vs. Jinder Mahal & Shanky

Drew McIntyre recovers his stolen sword from Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss

Cesaro vs. Ridge Holland

Naomi vs. Shayna Baszler

The Usos vs. The New Day

Roman Reigns fires Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar lays out Roman Reigns and The Usos

SmackDown fallout: Cesaro reacts to his loss

SmackDown fallout: The raid is here