Three weeks ago on WWE Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman revealed his latest client to be the former Michael McGillicutty, now known as Curtis Axel. Having led successful recent runs for both CM Punk and Brock Lesnar, Heyman decided to try his hand at bringing the son of the late Curt Hennig out of relative obscurity.
Up until the night after the Extreme Rules event, many fans may had forgotten Axel was even a member of the roster anymore. After all, he rarely made a televised appearance.
Since aligning himself with Heyman, Axel has picked up three consecutive wins on Raw over the likes of Triple H and John Cena, albeit by count-out all three times. Axel has shone on Friday Night Smackdown as well with back-to-back wins over Sin Cara.
It appears WWE is ready to take Axel from a guy who barely got on television to one of the company's top stars.
That begs the question, is there anyone else with whom Heyman could do this?
Heyman has a long, successful history as a manager, helping guide the careers of Superstars such as Sabu, Rob Van Dam, Rick Rude and even Mark Callous, the man who would later become The Undertaker. But if he is able to take Axel to the top, it may be his best job yet.
If WWE creative sees enough in Axel to give him an opportunity such as this, here is a list of five more Superstars who would be reborn by becoming one of Heyman's prized clients.