Paul Heyman

American professional wrestling promoter

Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager. He is currently working for the WWE. He has also worked as a promoter, commentator, and journalist.

Paul Heyman
Heyman at WrestleMania 32 Axxess in April 2016
Born (1965-09-11) September 11, 1965 (age 58)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Paul E. Dangerly
Paul E. Dangerously
Paul E. Heyman
Paul Heyman
Billed fromScarsdale, New York
Debut1987

He is best known as the owner and creator of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He also worked in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Career

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On the May 7, 2012 episode of Raw, Heyman returned to the WWE as Brock Lesnar's legal advisor.[1] When Lesnar left, Heyman aligned himself with CM Punk on the September 3 episode of Raw when he was seen driving a car which Punk entered.[2] He managed Punk until Money in the Bank when Heyman turned on Punk by smashing him with a ladder while he was climbing up another ladder.[3] He returned on the December 30th edition of Raw and returned to being the manager of Brock Lesnar.[4]

On April 6, 2014, Heyman was the manager of Lesnar when Lesnar conquered The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX. This was the first loss at WrestleMania.[5] Paul Heyman is also the manager of Cesaro, who revealed himself to be a "Paul Heyman guy" on the next Raw.[6]

When Roman Reigns returned at SummerSlam, Paul Heyman decided that he was siding with him on a SmackDown episode. And right there, Roman accepted, only on one conditipn, if Roman signed the contract and defeated both Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat match at Payback, then Paul would be officially Roman Reigns' Special Council or Wise Man. And even today, Paul Heyman is still Roman Reigns' Wise Man.

On April 5, 2024, Heyman was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Roman Reigns.[7]

Awards

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards

    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)[8]
    • Best Booker (1994–1997, 2002)
    • Best on Interviews (2013)
    • Best Non-Wrestler (2001–2002, 2004, 2012–2013)

References

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  1. "Raw SuperShow results: Paul Heyman returns and announces Brock Lesnar has quit WWE". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  2. "Raw results: Punk's quest for respect leads him to Paul Heyman". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  3. "Randy Orton won the Money in the Bank All-Stars Match". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  4. "New Year's Raw results: Lesnar rings in a painful New Year, Bryan follows the buzzards". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  5. "Brock Lesnar def. The Undertaker". WWE. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  6. "Raw News: Bryan's first night as champ, Taker update, Cesaro joins Heyman, Warrior returns, RVD returns, Paige debuts & wins Divas Title, other NXT intros, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-05-06.
  7. "Manager, executive Paul Heyman chosen for WWE Hall of Fame". Associated Press. Retrieved July 23, 2024.
  8. "Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, 2005". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-02-09.

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