Among the news that has taken place in the last period, one of the news that has impressed and particularly amazed the professionals is the removal from the position of executive director of Raw Paul Heyman, and with the passage of days new details emerge regarding his collaboration with WWE.
In a new Fightful Select report, Sean Ross Sapp revealed more details about Paul Heyman's handling of the red show. According to the American journalist, Heyman took the rivalry between Raw and SmackDown very seriously and said he was very proud of the various young Superstars that he launched.
His seriousness and his challenge at SmackDown certainly helped build a good mentality at Monday Night Raw. In particular, Brock Lesnar's manager was enthusiastic about the relaunch of athletes who previously had had space, among which certainly were Austin Theory, Apollo Crews, Angel Garza and many other Superstars.
In addition, Heyman was the one who, at all costs, pushed for Murphy to land and relaunch Raw.
Rumors on Paul Heyman
With Paul Heyman's farewell, everyone assumed WWE could change direction and focus more on established names, but Vince McMahon's final words could sensationally change everything.
During the meeting with investors, the WWE Chairman commented that he had seen progress on the AEW and NXT shows, while Raw and SmackDown are continuing to decline. This happens, according to Vince, also and above all because the AEW and NXT have something new that the two main WWE shows are missing.
Originality and a lot of youth are needed to make the two shows grow again. Here are the words of Vince McMahon: "As for Paul Heyman, it must be clearly stated that he did a really good job in terms of creativity. It was very original and brought something new and something that still helped Raw and SmackDown to be younger.
In the end I think this is the direction we are all taking, it is quite clear." By all accounts, Heyman’s approach was largely driven by creating the stars of tomorrow and highlighting new names at the top of the card.
Still, WWE opted to remove Heyman from his Executive Director role in June, instead opting to have Bruce Prichard oversee the Raw brand in addition to handling SmackDown. Since Heyman’s departure, Raw has manged to hit all-time lows where it pertains to viewership.
Whether Paul E. would’ve made any significant difference to these ratings, who knows. Either way, Heyman is now solely contracted to WWE as an on-screen talent.