Paul Heyman has recently talked about scripted promos in the WWE during an interview, saying the writing team never asks him what he is going to say anymore.
During an appearance on SI Media Podcast, according to NoDQ, Brock Lesnar's advocate was asked if his promos are scripted for him by the WWE, to which he said they are, but only to the point which he knows what message he has to deliver.
He said: "What is being promoted is written for me, in the sense of 'this is the subject matter you're talking about.' Always. What are we promoting here today? We have the Brock Lesnar 'Go To Hell Tour.' Am I promoting Brock's theory of tonight? Yes or no? Am I mentioning the Stone Cold Podcast? Yes or no? I know we're pushing his Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. Am I pushing that this all leads to WrestleMania? Yes or no? What am I promoting here?"
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With the experience Heyman has with wrestling promoting which expands beyond the WWE, from his days running ECW to WCW and so much more, his talent behind the mic and been worked and practiced to the point where it is unmeasurable towards anyone else. He is simply the best.
The writing team knows not to ask him what he is going to say once he is out there because Heyman reacts to what the audience says or does and uses it in his promos.
He said: "They learned to stop asking me to do this. What's your first line? What's your second line? What's your third line? What's your fourth line?...If you're looking for me to go 1-2-3-4-5, you're not letting me to feel the live crowd, and you're asking me to be pigeonhole myself into memorizing a script, and it will not work. I like to interact with the audience."
Who are you to argue with one of the best promoters the wrestling business has ever seen?