Why Paul Heyman Belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame

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Why Paul Heyman Belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame
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As we are near the halfway point between WrestleManias, the buzz surrounding upcoming Hall of Fame classes begins to heat up. There are rumored inductees right around the time that WWE is calling up people they wish to have immortalized in their Hall of Fame.

Who really knows what kind of Hall of Fame class we will see when April comes in the shadow of New York City. There are some great and likely candidates, while other names seem more like really nice-sounding pipe dreams. Somewhere in between lies a man that has a strong case for a Hall of Fame place: Paul Heyman.

Heyman was the man who helped turn ECW from a regional territory with no personality into an extreme brand of wrestling that changed the way you looked at the sports entertainment world. It was the new ECW style Heyman brought to the table that helped make changes to ECW's competition.

They were a smaller company than WWE or WCW, but they were changing the game. It was Heyman's guys and Heyman's decisions that were directly impacting gigantic personalities like Ted Turner and Vince McMahon.

ECW ultimately folded from financial issues, but the legacy of the original ECW is still heralded to this day. It also took Heyman's name and connected it with other great wrestling minds over time. Had it not been for this, Heyman would be nothing more than a wrestling manager from yesteryear.

Instead, his resumé now looks more like that of a WWE Hall of Famer. Here are 10 stellar reasons that a Paul Heyman induction is only a matter of time.

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