Paul Heyman was the mastermind behind Brock Lesnar conquering The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
Brock Lesnar may have gotten the pin fall in that match but the streak ending remains in the limelight thanks to Heyman and his incredible work on the microphone.
Even as a heel fans that weren’t fans of him before are slowly starting to warm to him and it’s about time, the greatest manager in WWE history is a tough label to live up to but Heyman does it perfectly every single time he picks up the microphone or appears on our TV screen.
He is guiding Cesaro to the top, and he is seen as someone that won’t be another Curtis Axel or Ryback, the man has a solid fan base and incredible in-ring ability. With Heyman in his side Cesaro is destined for greatness.
But it isn’t just the online fans who are praising Paul Heyman with his microphone skills, it turns out that backstage superstars and other personnel, including top WWE executives are big fans of Heyman’s recent work also; going as far as saying that Heyman is putting in some of the best microphone work he has ever done, and we already know how brilliant he has been in previous years, when he first brought Lesnar in and of course being in CM Punk’s corner a while ago.
It’s no secret that he and the McMahon’s didn’t get along so well many years ago but it seems as if there haven’t been any issues between them; as they view him as an important asset.
Right now it’s being said that Heyman isn’t really upsetting anybody backstage he isn’t involved in any creative decisions any more, instead he is giving advice to younger talent that are coming up through the ranks whenever he is asked. The stars that are asking for advice are the ones that want to work with him or even be associated with him in some manner because they all know what impact he can have on a career.
Of course, the likes of Curtis Axel and Ryback are seen as ‘failed projects’ as big things were touted for the both of them. Curtis Axel was repackaged after competing unsuccessfully as Michael McGillicutty and the creative team thought incorporating his roots into a new gimmick would allow Heyman to get Curtis Axel over. He did capture the Intercontinental Championship but that was as good as it got for Axel; as he just wasn’t meant to be a top guy, as good as he is inside the ring.
Ryback was a superstar that had big things ahead of him, after narrowly missing out on the WWE Championship multiple times, a failed heel turn did him no favours and it was thought Heyman would turn his fortunes around, but unfortunately Heyman could not sort this out. It might sound as if Heyman isn’t that good, but he is. The WWE aren’t even blaming Heyman for the failures in Axel and Ryback, as that blame goes to the creative team for trying to pair them together and expecting fireworks.
But it is with his most famous client in Brock Lesnar where he has had the success, even though Lesnar ended the streak at WrestleMania the company admitted they did some damage by having Lesnar lose so many pay-per-view matches but the reason he remains so strong is because of Paul Heyman and the work he is doing. Brock is seen as somebody who puts people in seats, that means more money for the company and more people signing up to the WWE Network and Paul Heyman plays a pivotal role in Lesnar’s success. Even with Lesnar away – look how popular the streak and Lesnar remain.
And in case you forgot, Paul Heyman’s client Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
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