Paul Heyman is no longer the Executive Director of Raw, and as it already appears evident to anyone who knows about WWE, the consequences will not be of little consequence. But who risks paying more expensive the dismissal of the historic executive who contributed to the explosion of the ECW and then to one of the most flourishing periods in the history of SmackDown (the one between 2002 and 2004)? Answering this fateful question was the always well-informed American website 'Fightful.com', which summarized all the situations now hanging in the balance since Heyman is no longer the manager of Raw's creative team.
There are many situations pending or even at the risk of cancellation. And some of these include the explosions of some Superstars that Paul Heyman had at heart.
Backstage reactions to Paul Heyman being replaced
Paul Heyman owned and was the creative force behind the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion from 1993 until its closure in 2001.
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 and was personally named one of Advertising Age's Top 100 Global Marketers.
In WWE, Heyman has advocated for five WWE Champions: Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, and CM Punk. Critics have praised his abilities at advocating and on the microphone. Heyman has also competed sporadically in matches, including the WWE Championship main event of the 2002 Rebellion pay-per-view.
On June 11, 2020, it was reported that Heyman had been removed from the executive director position of Raw, in an effort to streamline both the Raw and SmackDown writing teams into one group, to be led by Bruce Prichard.
It was later revealed that the reasons for Heyman's dismissal as executive director was because Heyman was focused on pushing younger talent during a pandemic, where Vince McMahon felt It just wasn’t the right time to do this in front of zero live fans expecting immediate results.
However, Heyman was to maintain his on-screen role as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman's work as a promoter and booker has been praised by many wrestling fellows and critics. Former ECW World Champion Raven called him "the most creative genius the business has ever seen"
Heyman is known for his promos, being considered a genius and is widely regarded as one of the best promo cutters of all time.