Paul Heyman declares that he can still write wrestling storylines better than anyone else in the industry right now.
In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Paul Heyman made the following bold statement.
"I absolutely believe I can out-book anyone in the industry today, but it's a one-brand business right now."
Those of us who saw what Paul Heyman was able to accomplish in the shadows of WWE and WCW a decade ago agree with him.
Paul Heyman was able to do so much more with less.
You see, he didn't have the money to compete with the two wrestling giants at the time. He couldn't outbid either company to sign the biggest stars in the business.
So, what Paul Heyman did was come up with compelling storylines to highlight some intriguing rivalries.
Even when his stars kept leaving for bigger paychecks in WCW and WWE, Paul Heyman still managed to keep things going by coming up with fresh ideas.
If you discount his poor business decisions, the term "genius" would be rather appropriate.
When Paul Heyman was made the manager of Brock Lesnar, Lesnar was elevated to heights that he would have never reached alone. Heyman was a huge part in Lesnar's rise to the main event scene in WWE. Also, for those of you unaware, it was recently announced that Brock Lesnar has retired from UFC.
The second part of Paul Heyman's statement is a brief but extremely accurate description of the wrestling industry right now.
There's not a lot of options available for someone like him to get a job doing creative.
Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon should not work together because they can't stop butting heads.
TNA isn't an option for Paul Heyman either.
The company has a booking committee in place. Adding Paul Heyman to the committee would be like shoving a square peg into a round hole.
Paul Heyman is the type that needs a lot of control over the product because he has a different (and brilliant) vision of how wrestling should be.
It's difficult to blame TNA for wanting to make such a drastic change since it appears that their formula seems to be working. They've recently revealed that the company is now making a profit.
It definitely would not be impossible for Paul Heyman to find investors to start up a new wrestling promotion.
However, that's not likely to happen.
From everything that he's stated as of late, he's perfectly content with being away from the wrestling business.
Starting up another promotion might just be more than he would like to deal with.
Some things never change. It's good to see Paul Heyman still being Paul Heyman.
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