WWE: What next for Paul Heyman?

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One of the biggest rumours over the past few months will be put to bed in the coming months, Brock Lesnar might be headlining WrestleMania 31 next month but a return to MMA has been on the cards for quite some time.

Organisations such as the UFC and Bellator will be looking to sign Lesnar, whilst the WWE will also look to try and get Brock Lesnar to sign a new part-time deal due to the recent WWE Network milestone as the company reached one million subscribers.

For WWE fans the worst case scenario will be that Lesnar opts to not re-sign with the WWE which will potentially bring an end to Lesnar’s successful and terrorising stint. Lesnar – even though he’s a part-time superstar – will be a huge loss to the company as he’s such a massive draw but the WWE needs to ensure Paul Heyman remains on television in some capacity.

Heyman could easily take up a role backstage as his knowledge of the business will be priceless, he could host programmes on the WWE Network or he might even decide to step away from the WWE and pursue other ventures; but the WWE need to do whatever they can to keep Paul Heyman on our screens.


It’s no secret that the WWE have been making changes to the announcer’s table which has seen Jerry Lawler finally make the move to Thursday Night SmackDown whilst Booker T has joined the Monday Night Raw commentary team.

Paul Heyman is an experienced announcer, and an entertaining one at that. The one negative fans always point out about the commentators is that they very rarely actually call the action, most of their time is spent plugging the WWE app and the WWE Network, Paul Heyman could be the man to change that.

Heyman is gold on the microphone and millions listen to him whenever he is on screen and the same could happen on commentary, fans would actually listen to what he has to say. However, many would argue that Paul Heyman is probably too over to settle for a commentator role on a weekly.


The tag team division does need improvement in a number of areas, even though there are a number of teams in the division who are excellent and can potentially carry the division, there is just something missing in the tag division which is stopping it from being as successful as it was in years gone by.

Paul Heyman would be a valuable asset to the division, and his genius would rub off well on the tag team division as a whole, his name being associated with one of the teams would be fantastic for the tag team he is representing as well as the tag division as a whole.

Right now the team who probably need help, surprisingly are The Ascension but the Heyman character probably doesn’t fit well with their gimmick. If Heyman can get a good, strong tag team under his wing; a team in the mould of Blake and Murphy from NXT, It would be a great way of improving the tag division and it keeps Heyman on television.


If Paul Heyman doesn’t bring in a team as his clients, then the likelihood is there will be a new Paul Heyman guy. Being a Heyman guy is quite a big honour in the WWE nowadays, but it hasn’t worked out well for every single superstar. The likes of Ryback and Curtis Axel failed as Heyman guys whilst CM Punk flourished.

If the WWE want Paul Heyman to stick around on television then having a new Paul Heyman guy would be a popular route to go down. There are a handful of superstars who would be great in the role of a Heyman guy, somebody like Seth Rollins will be well suited to it and his heel turn could be even bigger if he sells out twice.

There has even been talk of having Paul Heyman turn on Brock Lesnar and bring in Roman Reigns as his new client.


The Authority won’t be around forever, and the WWE will need a new General Manager to overlook both Monday Night Raw and Thursday Night SmackDown, who better to pick than an entertaining genius in Paul Heyman?

The Authority might even stick around but go off screen and install Heyman as a General Manager to do their dirty work for them, there are a number of roles Paul Heyman could play should Brock Lesnar leave the WWE.


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