Paul Heyman
Professional wrestling promoter, manager, and commnentator; entertainment producer
Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman is an American entertainment producer, performer and marketing guru currently signed to WWE, where he is the onscreen "best friend, confidante and strategist" for CM Punk and advocate for Brock Lesnar. He is also the co-founder of an advertising marketing and branding firm called The Looking4Larry Agency in New York City, well known for its social media marketing and viral video production and distribution.
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Reality Era Fans Could Be A Bigger Nightmare For Goldberg-Lesnar Than WrestleMania XX
Forbes - 5 months
Monday on Raw, Paul Heyman officially challenged Bill Goldberg on behalf of Brock Lesnar. After their first match was ruined by an unruly crowd, could a potential rematch see more of the same?
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Justin Bieber Wore A Nirvana Shirt And People Got Really Pissed Off
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Justin Bieber, who's been re-converting non-beliebers worldwide thanks to his new number one album "Purpose," won "Collaboration of the Year" and closed the night with a bang at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. But not everyone is too happy with Biebs, who opted to wear ripped jeans, sneakers and a Nirvana t-shirt to the big event.   Some fans of the iconic grunge band recoiled in horror on social media. WWE's Paul Heyman called the pop singer's sartorial choice "sacrilegious," while others questioned his knowledge of the band's music (Bieber was born in 1994, just one month before the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain).  There is something ... so .... sacrilegious about @JustinBieber wearing a #Nirvana t-shirt! #AMAs #WTF @Courtney pic.twitter.com/ZxZzCxJdtM — Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) November 23, 2015 Bieber is hardly the first celeb to show unexpected support for surprising bands... ... and one person who was not so off ...
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WWE: WrestleMania 31 Predictions
isports web - almost 2 years
These are confirmed matches at WrestleMania. I’ll be taking a look at what I think will happen at the big show this year. This is not the official lineup in any way shape or form. Also, I must add that this year’s build has not as been below average to say the least. With that being said this card is still loaded with talent. Kick off show Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) vs Los Matadores vs The Usos will battle for The Tag Team Titles. This match starts before the actual event. In my opinion WWE has thrown in other tag teams that we the audience don’t care about. It’s not the wrestlers fault, but WWE’s booking and storyline. I do think there will be a couple of cool spots and hot tags in the match. In the end the champs should be able to retain. Winners. Still Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & Cesaro Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal The match has been moved to the kick off show as well. The match really comes down to a couple of compe ...
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WWE News: Finn Balor Set To Be Newest ‘Paul Heyman Guy’ After ‘WrestleMania’?
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Even though NXT superstar Finn Balor didn’t win the tournament at yesterday’s WWE Fan Axxess that would have given him a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal this Sunday, it’s still expected that he’ll make his main roster debut on Monday’s RAW, as many people within WWE believe that he has no business being in their developmental territory any longer. What will Balor’s role be when he makes his debut on the main roster? Well, in a tweet he sent out earlier today, Balor teased a partnership with the best manager and talker in WWE today, Paul Heyman. Tempting…. @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/Uhr1GbFcrB — Finn Bálor (@wwebalor) March 27, 2015 The one thing Balor is lacking is strong promo skills, and pairing him with Paul Heyman would be a temporary fix to that, as it would allow Balor to shine in the ring while learning how to be effective on the microphone from Heyman. Also, a pairing with Heyman could give Brock Lesnar a future opponent, whether Lesnar and Hey ...
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WWE News: The Rock Versus Brock Lesnar Set To Headline WrestleMania 32 In 2016?
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
In a big potential update on this upcoming WrestleMania week, it seems more big Mania news is coming out, and we certainly didn’t expect this. However, the news has nothing to do with WrestleMania 31, but rather WrestleMania 32. The story revolves around major movie star and part-time WWE Superstar The Rock as well as current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. According to The Wrestling Observer, the two may be squaring off in the WrestleMania 32 main event. The story has already started to happen. During the past week’s WWE Monday Night RAW taping, Brock Lesnar made what you would call a hype video or taped promo for his match against Roman Reigns. In that match, he spoke of how he beat The Rock when he was a rookie back in 2002. The Observer claims that this was added specifically into Brock’s promo, as it was designed to set up a match between he and The Rock to headline next year’s WrestleMania in 2016. These claims were also made during Paul Heyman’s promos regardin ...
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The S3: Vote for Best Performer of the 2013-14 Season, Week 41
Cageside Seats - about 3 years
Join in a discussion with your fellow internet fans about the past week in pro wrestling: who entertained us the most, and why! Everybody who comes to Cageside Seats has an opinion about what's going on in pro wrestling - The Smark's Shoot Standings (S3) are where YOU let us know YOURS. Cast a vote in the comments. Give us the three performers you think entertained or impressed the most in the last week, and feel free to talk about why. And/or vote for your top performer in our poll. We also have the outcome of last week's voting, the results of which make up our annual competition for Performer of the Year. The top ten from last week and the year-to-date are below. Remember, the Standings are for the previous week's nationally televised pro wrestling shows - the January 13th episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Wednesday night's Main Event, the Genesis edition of TNA Impact from January 16th, and the WWE SmackDown that aired on Friday, January 17th. Make YOUR mark, sma ...
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WWE Hell in a Cell match card preview: Paul Heyman & Ryback vs. CM Punk
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Hell in a Cell Handicap Match CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman CM Punk has been chasing Paul Heyman since Money in the Bank. He has occasionally gotten his hands on his former mentor, but something has always stopped him from getting satisfaction. In Miami, Punk will be locked in a cage with both Heyman and Ryback. If Punk can put Ryback to sleep, he may finally have his revenge. The Road to Hell in a Cell Last month at Battleground, CM Punk used a simple low blow to defeat Ryback. This flat ending left both sides of the Punk/Heyman war unsatisfied. Punk still desperately needed to get his hands around Paul Heyman's slimy throat, while Ryback was intent on redeeming himself after suffering the unfair loss at Battleground. The next night on Raw, a frustrated Paul Heyman tried to goad Punk into accepting a 2-on-1 handicap match against both Curtis Axel and Ryback. Before Punk could stubbornly walk into this obvious trap, R-Truth quickly emerged from the lock ...
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WWE Hell in a Cell: CM Punk now faces Ryback and Paul Heyman in the cage
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw in St. Louis featured a "Beat the Clock" challenge between Ryback and CM Punk. On the line? The winner would get to choose the stipulation for their match at the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The thought being that if Ryback won, he could make it a 2-on-1 handicap and team with Curtis Axel to take Punk out. In the end, Punk won and he revealed that he liked the idea and decided to make it a 2-on-1 handicap with Ryback teaming with Paul Heyman instead. And it's also a Hell in a Cell match. How do you like that? Here's the updated Hell in a Cell match card and line-up: - Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE championship, HBK special guest referee) - Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (World heavyweight championship) - CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman (2-on-1 Handicap Hell in a Cell)
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Preview for the October 7, 2013 episode of WWE Raw: Hunter's Crossing
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
What you need to know There is still no WWE champion. After weeks of indentured servitude and abuse at the hands of Chief Operating Officer (COO) HHH and especially his wife Stephanie McMahon, Big Show snapped last night at Battleground. The title was already held in abeyance due to suspicions of referee impropriety at Night of Champions. And it remains there following Show knocking out everyone but the timekeeper from last night's main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton to decide who would hold the gold. Show wasn't the only one who went off of The Game's script last night. Cody Rhodes and Goldust shocked the tag team champs and thrilled the world with an amazing victory that means their father keeps his job with WWE Developmental, and that they are both employed with the company again. At least for now... As Eddie Dane would say, Paul Heyman was only half-smart last night. Whether it was a distraction gone wrong or his emotions getting the better of him, ...
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Wrestler Wrankings™: 2013-14 Season, Week 24
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
A highly unlikely three ties in the Wrestler Wrankings Top Ten this week. Let's look at the circumstances surrounding each one. In 8th place, Christian and Ryback are tied at 32 points each. This seems a clear instance of one wrestler on the way up and one on the way out. Christian's mini-comeback has been... fine, but now that he's exited the World Heavyweight Championship picture, he's bordering on irrelevant. Ryback, on the other hand, had just entered into a (possibly amorous) relationship with manager extraordinaire, Paul Heyman. This pairing will likely result in Ryback facing a bevy of favorable match ups before his inevitable clash with former Heyman acolyte, CM Punk. That will do wonders for a guy that was dominant in the Wrankings as recently as a year ago. Dolph Ziggler and Rob Van Dam are tied for 5th, each with 35.5 points. Except for the obvious age differential, these two are on remarkably similar paths. Both are looking strong in recent weeks and deman ...
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Why WWE's Night of Champions Was Their Weakest 2013 Pay-Per-View
Bleacher Report - over 3 years
Last Sunday’s Night of Champions event was WWE’s weakest pay-per-view offering in 2013 thus far. It was so for two reasons. Firstly, WWE have been on a hot streak in terms of giving us quality PPV events this year. From The Royal Rumble through to SummerSlam, every PPV has had at least two great matches, usually supported by some good ones, too. Night of Champions wasn’t a particularly bad event, but it wasn’t up to the high standard the company has set for itself this year. The main event of the show was Daniel Bryan facing Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, and this match absolutely lived up to its promise. The finish was a little off-putting, but as a whole, the match was excellent from start to finish. Unfortunately, the other bouts on the card failed to live up to their potential. Both the U.S. and World Heavyweight title matches had the potential to provide us with that second strong match, but they surprisingly both ended up being just OK. Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler ...
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WWE Night of Champions match card previews: Featuring Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk and more!
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Breaking down the 2013 edition of "Night of Champions" with complete previews for every advertised match on the card. The show will feature Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam and more! Don't miss WWE's Night of Champions 2013 pay-per-view (PPV)! Live from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI, the show is headlined by Daniel Bryan's quest to prove he's worthy of the WWE championship in the main event against Randy Orton. This year show also features a handicap elimination match that could finally allow CM Punk to get his hands on Paul Heyman, RVD's shot at becoming Mr. World Heavyweight Champion (WHC) and much more. The action starts Sunday, September 15 with an hour-long free streaming pre-show at 7:00PM ET/4:00PM PT, while the PPV broadcast will begin at 8PM ET/5PM PT. For all the ways to watch this annual event, consult your cable or satellite directory, or WWE.com. The show features Chief Operating ...
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Rumor Roundup for Thursday, August 22 - Battleground, Raw Match, and More!
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this daily column, we take a look at the latest rumors being churned out by the pro wrestling rumor mill. Important reminder: Rumors are just that -- rumors. None of this has been confirmed as legitimate news or fact; so remember to take it all with a grain of salt. Rumors for the Day: Normally, I stay away from these types of "rumors" until they solidify a bit, just in case they are someone's fantasy booking that got a little traction online. But this one seems to have enough logic and evidence ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Heyman
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    Heyman returned with Brock Lesnar on the January 11, 2016 Raw, and was ringside with Lesnar for the Royal Rumble.
    More Details Hide Details Lesnar was eliminated in the match by Bray Wyatt, after interference by the rest of The Wyatt Family.He also accompanied Lesnar to WrestleMania 32 with Lesnar defeating Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight. Heyman returned alongside Lesnar on 1 August edition of Raw hyping the Lesnar-Orton match at Summerslam while Lesnar took a RKO from Randy Orton. Heyman launched a multimedia project with the paper called The Heyman Hustle. It features video of Heyman interacting with celebrities from various fields of entertainment on the streets of New York City, as well as regular writings of his take on the world of professional wrestling. After successful viral campaigns with EA, The Looking4Larry Agency became the agency of record for THQ video games, where Heyman and Stuart wrote, directed, and produced viral videos for THQ games such as All Stars, WWE '12, and WWE '13; In 2011, he worked with Brock Lesnar again, this time collaborating with him on Lesnar's autobiography, Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival.
  • FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    At Royal Rumble, Heyman was at ringside when Lesnar retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Cena and Seth Rollins. At WrestleMania 31 Heyman was at ringside when Lesnar defended his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the 2015 Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns, Lesnar was unsuccessful as Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and made the match a Triple Threat match, Rollins pinned Reigns for the win.
    More Details Hide Details The next night on Raw, Lesnar was suspended after he demanded a rematch for the title and attacked several innocent people. In July, Heyman and Lesnar returned to the WWE after Lesnar was named the #1 contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. At WWE Battleground, Lesnar defeated Seth Rollins by disqualification, after The Undertaker returned and attacked Lesnar. The Undertaker further explained his actions as revenge not for defeating the streak, but Heyman's constant taunting about it. At SummerSlam, Heyman was at ringside when the match between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker ended in controversy; the bell was rang as The Undertaker tapped out, but the referee did not see it. This allowed for Undertaker to defeat Lesnar after he passed out to Hell's Gate. At Hell in a Cell, Heyman was also present when Lesnar defeated Undertaker in the rematch, ending their feud.
  • 2014
    Age 48
    He stood by Lesnar as he feuded with Big Show and The Undertaker in the first four months of 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Lesnar ended The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX; this was Undertaker's first loss at a WrestleMania, as he previously had a record of 21 wins. On the Raw following WrestleMania, Cesaro revealed himself to be a "Paul Heyman Guy". Cesaro eventually declared himself no longer a "Paul Heyman Guy" on the July 21 edition of Raw. After Triple H announced that Randy Orton would challenge John Cena at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns came out and fought with Orton backstage. Heyman then came out and told Triple H to implement "Plan C" which was the return of Lesnar, who would have a match against Cena at SummerSlam. Lesnar defeated Cena at the pay-per-view to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    On the November 11, 2013 episode of Raw, Heyman stated that he was no longer with Ryback as Ryback never officially accepted his proposal to become a "Paul Heyman Guy".
    More Details Hide Details After that, CM Punk came out to once again beat Heyman with a kendo stick. The following night on Smackdown, Heyman formally announced to Curtis Axel and Ryback that they were no longer Paul Heyman guys, therefore marking the end of Axel's association with Heyman as he continued to team with Ryback. Heyman returned on the December 30 edition of Raw alongside Brock Lesnar, who attacked Mark Henry.
  • 2012
    Age 46
    Heyman returned to WWE on the May 7, 2012 episode of Raw as Brock Lesnar's legal advisor, announcing that Lesnar had quit the company.
    More Details Hide Details Behind the scenes, Heyman had no interest at first in returning to WWE, as he still felt he held bad blood with a lot of the staff, but reconsidered after Lesnar requested his presence after a lackluster promo with John Laurinaitis. The following week on Raw, Heyman confronted Triple H, handing him a lawsuit from Lesnar for breaching of contract. Triple H responded by shoving Heyman into the ropes, leading Heyman to announce that he would file a lawsuit against Triple H for assault and battery. On the June 18 Raw, Heyman declined Triple H's challenge for a match against Lesnar at SummerSlam on Lesnar's behalf. Because of the events of the previous weeks, on the February 11 episode of Raw, Heyman addressed the audience intending to resign from the company. CM Punk, however, convinced Heyman to not only stay with the company, but also to be in Punk's corner at the upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view for his WWE Championship match.
  • 2006
    Age 40
    After allegedly turning down an offer from Stephanie McMahon-Levesque to return to his post writing TV for WWE Developmental television shows, Heyman quietly parted ways with WWE in late 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The argument with Vince McMahon was over a disagreement over the Elimination Chamber match at December to Dismember. Heyman thought that the Big Show should be eliminated in the Elimination Chamber match by CM Punk via submission, in order to push the rising star. Big Show agreed with this idea, wanting to help push Punk's career, but Vince McMahon disagreed.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    On July 10, 2005, it was reported that Heyman took over the positions of head booker and writer in Ohio Valley Wrestling, a developmental territory maintained by WWE.
    More Details Hide Details It was during this time that he forged a real-life friendship with CM Punk. On the May 22 episode of Raw, Heyman appeared as ECW Representative promoting One Night Stand. On May 25, 2006 it was announced that ECW would relaunch, as a third WWE brand. Heyman was in charge of the new brand on-camera but had minimal creative input off-camera as well. On the May 29 episode of Raw, during a face-off with Mick Foley, Heyman announced that he was granted a draft pick from both Raw and SmackDown! by Vince McMahon. His Raw draft pick was former ECW wrestler (and Money in the Bank contract holder) Rob Van Dam, and his SmackDown! draft pick was Kurt Angle. Heyman predicted that Van Dam would defeat John Cena at One Night Stand for the WWE Championship and then declare himself the new ECW World Heavyweight Champion.
  • 2004
    Age 38
    On March 22, 2004, he appeared on Raw to take part in the annual WWE draft lottery.
    More Details Hide Details During the show he was drafted to RAW to work for RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. Instead, he decided to "quit" rather than work for Bischoff, the man he cited for the death of ECW by raiding its talent. Heyman was replaced as SmackDown! General Manager by his former client, Kurt Angle. During Heyman's tenure on SmackDown!, he served as the head writer and is credited with being the creative force behind the success of the "SmackDown! Six": (Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Chavo Guerrero), all of whom went on to become world champions, with Edge, Benoit, Mysterio, and Angle becoming World Heavyweight Champions, Eddie Guerrero, Angle, Mysterio and Edge becoming WWE Champions, and Chavo Guererro later becoming ECW World Champion on the later revived ECW, with Eddie Guerrero and Edge even being awarded a place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • 2003
    Age 37
    After McMahon defeated his daughter Stephanie in October 2003 at the No Mercy pay-per-view, the storyline was that she was forced to resign from her position as General Manager (GM) of SmackDown!
    More Details Hide Details Heyman returned to television to assume Stephanie McMahon's on-camera role as GM.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    Heyman was the lead writer for SmackDown! from July 2002 to February 2003.
    More Details Hide Details On Heyman's 2014 WWE documentary Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman, Heyman stated that the SmackDown! brand he was writing was beating Raw in ratings, merchandise and live show attendance during a time McMahon wanted real-life competition between the Raw and SmackDown! brands. While he was in WWE, Tazz spoke to him about Brock Lesnar, a WWE developmental wrestler. Heyman began mentoring Lesnar, and McMahon decided to make Heyman Lesnar's manager. Heyman helped Lesnar capture the Undisputed WWE Championship 126 days after Lesnar's main roster debut when Lesnar beat The Rock at SummerSlam to also become the youngest WWE Undisputed Champion at the time. At the Survivor Series, Heyman turned on Lesnar and ally himself with Big Show, while also helping him win the title from Lesnar in the process.
    Heyman has also competed sporadically in the ring, most notably when he participated in the WWE Championship main event match of the 2002 Rebellion pay-per-view.
    More Details Hide Details Heyman was born in Westchester County (a suburb of New York City), to Jewish parents Richard S. Heyman, a prominent personal injury attorney (died June 25, 2013) and Sulamita Heyman, a Holocaust survivor (died February 27, 2009). By age 11, he was running a mail order business selling celebrity and sports memorabilia from his home. While still a teenager, Heyman fast-talked his way backstage at a World Wide Wrestling Federation event at Madison Square Garden as a photojournalist. He was paid by the company for several of his photographs. He graduated from Edgemont High School. He attended SUNY Purchase and Westchester Community College, where he worked on-air as an opinionated, controversial host at the radio stations, and later became a producer (at the age of 19) and promoter for the New York City nightclub Studio 54 in the mid-1980s.
  • 2001
    Age 35
    Heyman was "fired" following the 2001 Survivor Series.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 28
    A year later, the company was the flagship promotion of the struggling NWA. A tournament was scheduled to be held in August 1994 for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, at an ECW-hosted event mostly featuring ECW wrestlers.
    More Details Hide Details The proposed outcome was the current ECW champion Shane Douglas becoming champion, but Heyman conspired with Douglas and Gordon without the knowledge of NWA president Dennis Coraluzzo to have Douglas (and by extension, ECW itself) publicly denounce the NWA and its "tradition" after winning the tournament. In his post-match speech, Douglas aggressively assaulted the title's lineage, throwing the belt itself down, proclaiming the NWA a "dead organization" and declaring his ECW title a world-level championship. The plan for this shoot screwjob was known only to those three. That same week, Heyman and Tod Gordon rechristened the promotion, eliminating the regional branding "Eastern" and declaring the promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling. They broke the company away from the NWA, and ECW became its own entity. Heyman encouraged wrestlers to express their true feelings about the WWF, the NWA, and WCW. Heyman bought out Gordon and became sole owner of ECW. During his time in ECW, Heyman found an ally in Vince McMahon's WWF. McMahon had sent some WWF wrestlers to ECW (under WWF payroll) to develop them and was interested in some ECW wrestlers, such as Terry Gordy and 2 Cold Scorpio. McMahon paid Heyman $1,000 per week to rent Scorpio. In the final days of ECW, Heyman did not appear on the show and was replaced as the leader of the backstage and creative by ECW wrestler Tommy Dreamer. ECW entered into bankruptcy in 2001 (just weeks after WCW was sold to WWF for $2,000,000, after AOL Time Warner wrote off over $100 million in debt), with the company $7,000,000 in arrears, with over $3,000,000 owed to the company by InDemand pay per view.
  • 1993
    Age 27
    Heyman came in to help Gilbert teach the younger wrestlers how to perform on interviews, but Gilbert's erratic behavior became too much for Gordon, who had a major falling out with Gilbert right before the "Ultra Clash" event on September 18, 1993.
    More Details Hide Details From that point forward, Heyman was in charge of the creative direction of the company. As Paul E. Dangerously, he managed a few wrestlers, including Sabu and 911.
    Heyman's major falling out with management occurred when WCW hired Bill Watts, the former owner of the Mid-South (Oklahoma/Louisiana) territory. Heyman was fired from WCW in January 1993 by Watts for supposedly falsifying expense reports between April and July 1992, but he responded by suing the company based on claims of antisemitism.
    More Details Hide Details He won an undisclosed settlement. After departing WCW, Heyman attempted to start a new promotion in Texas with Jim Crockett, Jr., but Crockett wanted to build a traditional wrestling brand while Heyman declared traditional wrestling was antiquated and a new take on the genre was needed. At this time, Eddie Gilbert was a booker for a Philadelphia-based promotion, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s Eastern Championship Wrestling, which he did under the ownership of a local pawn shop owner named Tod Gordon.
    Heyman owned and was the creative force behind the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion from 1993 until its closure in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Before running and owning ECW, he was a manager under the ring name Paul E. Dangerously in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and other promotions. He is the co-owner of the Looking4Larry Agency in New York City, was named one of Advertising Age Top 100 Global Marketers. In WWE, Heyman has managed a record five WWE World Heavyweight Champions: Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, and CM Punk. Critics have praised his abilities at managing and on the microphone.
  • 1991
    Age 25
    In 1991, WCW needed to re-structure its "heels", so Heyman returned to the role as spokesman and ringside manager as the manager of the Dangerous Alliance (a new version of the Four Horsemen), with Rick Rude as the centerpiece of the stable.
    More Details Hide Details According to Heyman, he and Stone Cold Steve Austin learned their craft from Rude. Heyman led Rude to the United States title and the Anderson-Eaton tag team to the Tag Team titles. The Dangerous Alliance dominated WCW through most of 1992.
  • 1988
    Age 22
    In 1988, Heyman jumped to Jim Crockett Promotions, where Dangerously again managed the Original Midnight Express in a feud with the new Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) and their manager, Jim Cornette, as well as managing "Mean" Mark Callous.
    More Details Hide Details He settled into the role of an announcer, joining Jim Ross to call the matches on WTBS' World Championship Wrestling and other programming. Heyman admitted he learned more working with Ross than from his previous mentors. While in-between stints in WCW, Heyman went to work for ICW as a writer, but was fired on his first day in the middle of his first TV taping.
  • 1987
    Age 21
    At the urging of Bigelow, Heyman made his managerial debut on January 2, 1987, initially appearing on the Northeast independent circuit before moving to a more high-profile stint with Championship Wrestling from Florida in February 1987.
    More Details Hide Details There, he joined forces with Kevin Sullivan and Oliver Humperdink, and acquired the name Paul E. Dangerously because of his resemblance to Michael Keaton's character in Johnny Dangerously. After CWF was absorbed by Jim Crockett Promotions, Bigelow brought him to Memphis and the Continental Wrestling Association to manage Tommy Rich and Austin Idol in a heated feud with Jerry Lawler, a war which later carried over to the American Wrestling Association (AWA), with the Original Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose) taking over for Idol and the face-turned Rich. The Paul E. Dangerously gimmick was an extension of Heyman's own personality: a brash New Yorker with a yuppie attitude, often seen holding a mobile phone, which was occasionally used as a "foreign object" (according to Heyman, he decided to use the mobile phone as a weapon when he watched Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.)
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 19
    In 1985, Heyman was hired by New York Studio 54 as photographer.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he became producer of Studio 54 and hosted the first Wrestle Party 85 show. He called Jim Crockett, who sent Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA. The show featured Bam Bam Bigelow's debut and an award to Flair.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on September 11, 1965.
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