Article: Man Of Intelligence
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Wrestlers who Paul E has Managed:
Samoan Swat Team
Mean Mark Calloway
Dark Patriot Brock Lesnar
The Dudley Boyz
Rob Van Dam
Paul Heyman Career Highlights
In The Beginning:
- Paul Heyman debuted as “Paul E. Dangerously”, a manager on the independent wrestling circuit.
- 1986: Paul E. Dangerously managed Austin Idol and Tommy Rich in the AWA Southern promotion.
- Paul E. Dangerously often clashed with Memphis-legend Jerry “The King” Lawler.
- April 1987: Paul guided the Mercenaries to the CWA (Championship Wrestling Association) International Tag Team titles.
- October 30, 1987: Paul led the Original Midnight Express (Condrey and Rose) over Lawler and Dundee to the AWA Tag Team titles.
- Paul E. Dangerously left the AWA, and joined Jim Crockett’s National Wrestling Alliance.
National Wrestling Alliance:
- 1988-1989: Paul’s Midnight Express feuded with Jim Cornette’s Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane).
- July 14, 1989: Paul helped The Freebirds beat Cornette’s Midnight Express in the finals of the WCW Tag Team Tournament.
- July 23, 1989 – Great American Bash: Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a Tuxedo match.
National Wrestling Alliance – The Dangerous Alliance:
- Paul E. Dangerously created a stable of wrestlers he called it the Dangerous Alliance.
- ~~~The Dangerous Alliance consisted of Arn Anderson, Rick Rude, Larry Zbyzsko, Bobby Eaton, Madusa, and later Steve Austin.
- January 30, 1991 – Clash of the Champions XIV: Missy Hyatt defeated Paul E. Dangerously in an Arm-wrestling match.
- 1991: Paul bought the contract of then WCW television champion “Stunning” Steve Austin.
- May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Paul E. dressed as Ricky Steamboat’s ninja assistant and helped Rick Rude in his U.S. title match.
- January 16, 1992: Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton w/Paul E beat Ricky Steamboat and Dustin Rhodes for the WCW Tag Team title.
- May 23, 1992: Steve Austin w/Paul E. defeated Barry Windham to capture the WCW Television title.
- October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Paul E. Dangerously fired Madusa, resulting in Madusa attacking Dangerously!
- November 18, 1992 – Clash of the Champions XXI: Paul E. Dangerously vs Madusa ended in a DRAW.
Extreme Championship Wrestling:
- May 4, 1993: Paul E. Dangerously debuted to interfere in a match on behalf of Eddie Gilbert
- ~~~Paul E. Dangerously revealed that he was the new manager for Gilbert, Jimmy Snuka, and Don Muraco
- September 18, 1993: Paul Heyman became the booker for ECW (then known as Eastern Championship Wrestling).
- ~~~Eddie Gilbert was booking at the time, but Paul Heyman eventually pushed him out of power.
- 1996: Paul E. purchased ECW from Todd Gordon, and renamed the promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling.
- March 10, 1997: Paul Heyman debated Jerry “The King Lawler on “RAW” as part of an ECW Invasion angle.
- April 13, 1997: Paul Heyman staged ECW’s first pay per view appropriately named “Barely Legal”.
- May 12, 1997: Paul Heyman brought wrestlers from ECW to “RAW” to work a short-lived WWF/ECW angle.
- Summer 1999: ECW signed a 3-year contract with TNN (The Nashville Network) to produce a Friday night wrestling show.
- 2000: ECW had potential financial backers, but Paul Heyman’s “priorities” cost the company the opportunity.
- ~~~Paul Heyman went out to California instead of meeting with backers, he spent all his time working on the movie “Rollerball”.
- ~~~Many say this is because Paul Heyman’s ego wouldn’t allow him to give up so much stake in the company.
- ~~~By this time, Tommy Dreamer had started doing a lot of the booking along with Raven and Lance Storm.
- 2001: Extreme Championship Wrestling went out of business and folds | ECW was in debt of over $1,000,000.
World Wrestling Federation – Broadcast Announcer:
- March 5, 2001: Paul Heyman replaced Jerry Lawler in the color commentary positions on RAW and SmackDown.
- July 9, 2001 – RAW: Paul Heyman reunited a group of ECW Alumni to mix things up in the WCW Invasaion situation.
- ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, Lance Storm, Mike Awesome, Tazz, Raven, Rhyno, Justin Credible, and the Dudley Boyz.
- ~~~Heyman says that the InVasion just got Extreme, and that ECW will take on WCW and WWF.
- ~~~By the end of the night it was all a set up and Paul Heyman was actually in cahoots with Shane McMahon and WCW.
- ~~~ECW and WCW merges into “The Alliance”!
World Wrestling Entertainment:
- November 15, 2001 – SmackDown: Paul heyman delivers the greatest promo ever.
Transcript from SD! on November 15, 2001 (by Rob Boor)
Paul Heyman: “In just a few moments, at my leisure, I’m going to call Vince Mcmahon out, to his ring, in front of his public, on a television show that is owned by his grand company. At least, that is, until this Sunday at Survivor Series.”
Heyman stops as the fans chant Asshole.
“I know how much all of you appreciate what Shane and Stephanie and I have done. How Shane, Stephanie and I have stood up to the terreity of Vince Mcmahon. And the way it is, ladies and gentlemen, is quite simple: The WWF will die this Sunday!”
The entire arena fills with boo’s.
“But don’t blame me for that. It’s not my fault. I’m not the one that ruined everything that was accomplished by Stone Cold Steve Austin. You see, at Survivor Series, it means so much more than just the personalities that are involved. It’s about ending what Vince Mcmahon has tried to accomplish. I sat there at that desk on Monday and I listened to Mick Foley and I agreed with everything that Mick Foley had to say. That the WWF truly does suck!”
The fans continue to boo.
“Don’t boo me! Have you watched the television show lately? Vince Mcmahon has lost his mind! The man doesn’t have it any more. He’s a has-been. His ideas are antiquated. His concepts are draconian, and Mick Foley was right because the WWF is imploding from within. Like every great empire, the WWF is imploding from within. Vince’s loyal employees, like Stone Cold, left him. Like Mick Foley, want nothing to do with him. Vince’s own children want him to burn in hell, and I don’t blame them. Vince Mcmahon will see the WWF die this Sunday at Survivor Series and he has no hope to save his precious company. Vince Mcmahon has the same chances of saving the WWF, as he did of realising his dream of starting a football league.”
Vince Mcmahon finally comes out to a huge ovation. As he gets in the ring, Heyman gets on his knees. He then gets back up to talk.
“I want you to know, I was down on my knees because I know that you’re used to men, *Kissing noises*, kissing your ass Vinnie. Every time you walk in the back, there’s Patterson and Brisco. ‘Oh what a great idea you had Vince!’ *Kissing noises* You like men kissing your ass, don’t you Vince, huh? Cause that’s what you’re all about! A billionaire! The billionaire Vince Mcmahon! The creator of sports entertainment! I’ve waited so long to see you face to face like this. And I’ve waited so long to tell you to your face that I hate your stinkin guts. But it’s not just me, it’s your children that hate your stinkin guts, Vince. And at Survivor Series, your children are gonna do to you, what I’ve waited my entire life to see somebody do to you, Vince. You are, so help me God, the most disgusting vile son of a bitch, I’ve ever seen in my life! You took Hulk Hogan’s blood and you built Titan Towers. You stole Bret Hart’s dream and with that money, bought yourself an aeroplane with WWF written all over it. You did that and you know it, you son of a bitch! You stole Shawn Michaels’ smile, took your company public and made yourself a billionaire. But not a self-made billionaire, like you like to tell everybody you are, oh no! You see, you’re a billionaire off of other people’s hard work. Your father, your father Vince Mcmahon, your father went around the country and shook the hand of.You know I’m telling the truth, don’t you? You know in your heart that I’m telling you the truth, that your father shook the hand of every promoter in this country and swore to them that he would never compete against them. That his son would never compete against them. And when your father died.you competed. And with your ruthless, merciless, take-no-prisoners attitude, you drove everybody out of business, didn’t you Vince? You ran all the competition into the ground and you stole all their ideas and you made yourself a billionaire out of it! And you know whose ideas you stole the most, Vince?! You stole mine! See, I don’t give a damn about Don Owen and Sam Muchnick and Jim Crockett, I care about what you did to me and my family. How you stole my dreams, how you stole my legacy! How you stole everything that ECW represented! Cause while Doink The Clown had green hair and a rubber nose, Stone Cold Steve Austin was drinking his first beer in ECW, damn you. While Bobby Heenan and Gene Okerlund were dancing around, singing tooty fruity, ECW was producing the edgy TV that you named, attitude. ‘Oh we’ve got attitude!’ You’ve got nothing man! What you’ve got is my ideas and you stole my life! My money! My legacy!”
Heyman snaps, and throws his hat at Vince.
“SCREW YOU! SCREW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! I tell you something! Your own children hate your guts! And on Sunday, your children are gonna get even with you! For everything that you stole from me! For everything that you stole from them! You flaunt your affairs in front of your wife! You flaunt your affairs in Playboy for your children to read! You bastard!”
He turns his attention to the announce table.
“Look at Tazz! Look at Tazz! This man was a killer! He was a machine! He was a wrestler. A great wrestler, a real man. But wrestling’s a dirty word to you, isn’t it Vince? Your father built a wrestling company and you had to have ‘sports entertainment, we have to have sports entertainment ha ha ha’. He was a wrestler. He was a great wrestler, he was a man. And now, he’s just a fat little obnoxious colour commentator, and not even a good one! He is a sports entertainer. He is not a wrestler cause you made wrestling a dirty word. You made wrestling, a dirty word Vince! What kind of man, are you?!”
Tazz stands up and heads to the ring. Heyman stalls on the microphone and Tazz climbs into the ring behind him and locks Paul E. in the Tazzmission. Vince then picks up the microphone.
Vince Mcmahon: “Paul Heyman, you are the epitome of The Alliance, because this Sunday at Survivor Series, The Alliance will choke!”
- November 19, 2001 – RAW: One night after Survivor Series, Vince McMahon rehires Paul Heyman to do RAW Commentary.
- ~~~However, before Heyman can take his position, Vince FIRES him again!
- ~~~Heyman picks a fight with Jim Ross, who hammers Heyman too.
- November 2001: Heyman takes an off-camera booking roll in the WWF for the time being.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Brock Lesnar’s Agent:
- March 18, 2002 – RAW: Paul Heyman returns to RAW along side Brock Lesnar.
- May 19, 2002 – Judgement Day: Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman defeat the Hardy Boyz when Heyman pins Jeff!
- October 26, 2002 – Rebellion: Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman defeat Edge in a Handicap match to retain the Undisputed title.
- November 17, 2002 – Survivor Series: Paul Heyman turns on Brock Lesnar and helps Big Show win the Undisputed title!
- December 19, 2002 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle reveals that his new agent is Paul Heyman, in an effort to screw Brock Lesnar!
- ~~~Paul convinces an angry Big Show that the three of them could be the most powerful group in wrestling!
- February 23, 2003: Paul is removed as the head writer for the SmackDown brand, and will serve as a consultant for both shows.
- March 6, 2003 – SmackDown: Brock Lesnar brutally defeats Paul Heyman in the Steel cage, despite inteference by Team Angle.
- May 5, 2003: Paul Heyman no longer attends TV tapings, he only critiques the scripts of Raw and SmackDown and offer suggestions.
- August 2003: Paul Heyman was reportedly kept off Television due to a bad heart condition, which meant he couldn’t take bumps.
World Wrestling Entertainment – The Return:
- October 23, 2003 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman makes his return, announced by Vince McMahon as the NEW GM of SmackDown.
- ~~~Paul Heyman’s first night is a disaster when Undertaker wins the right to name any match, any place, against any person.
- ~~~The Undertaker choses a Buried Alive match at Survivor Series. against Vince McMahon!
- October 30, 2003 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman is ordered by Vince McMahon to “fix it” or else get the life choked out of him!
- ~~~Paul Heyman forms Team Lesnar with Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan!
- January 15, 2004 – SmackDown: John Cena beat Rhyno in a “Wash your mouth out with soap” which was set up by Paul Heyman.
- ~~~Chris Benoit joined in and put Paul Heyman in a loose sharpshooter while John Cena fed him large chunks of IVORY soap!
- January 25, 2004 – Royal Rumble: Eric Bischoff (RAW GM) and Paul Heyman (SD! GM) get into confrontation and begin to catfight.
- ~~~Sherrif Steve Austin drove his four-wheeler to the ring and delivered Stunners to both General Managers.
- January 29, 2004 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman rebounds from losing Chris Benoit by presenting a special 15-man Royal Rumhle!
- February 5, 2004 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman “benches” John Cena after the FCC cracked down on profanity on Network Television.
- February 9, 2004 – RAW: Paul Heyman appeared to warned Bill Goldberg not to show up at No Way Out to screw Brock Lesnar.
- March 4, 2004 – SmackDown: Eddie Guerrero fights Paul Heyman while handcuffed, but Kurt Angle showed up and assulted him!!!
- March 11, 2004 – SmackDown: The SmackDown roster turns on Paul Heyman and allows Steve Austin to invade SmackDown.
- March 18, 2004 – SmackDown: The Undertaker showed up and gave Paul Heyman a tombstone piledriver as the show was ending!
World Wrestling Entertainment – RAW:
- March 22, 2004 – Draft Lottery: Paul Heyman represents SD! as its GM during the Draft, but shockingly gets drafted himself to RAW!
- ~~~Paul Heyman says he refuses to perform in front of the RAW audience and decides instead to QUIT!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Back on SmackDown:
- April 22, 2004 – SD!: Paul Heyman was chosen to act as “GM for a Night” after Kurt Angle was injured at the hands of Big Show.
- ~~~Paul Heyman convinced the Dudleyz to turn heel and attack Rob Van Dam, and gave DVon a match against Eddie Guerrero.
- May 27, 2004 – SD!: The Dudley Boyz defeated Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio when Paul Heyman jumped the rail and interfered!
- ~~~After the match, Paul Heyman told the Dudleyz to make an Impact for a change and make a victim out of somebody!
- ~~~The Dudleyz were movivated by what Paul Heyman said and abducted Paul Bearer by tossing him in their trunk and driving away!
- June 3, 2004 – SD!: Paul Heyman asked Undertaker to join he and the Dudleyz, otherwise he would NEVER see Paul Bearer AGAIN!
- June 10, 2004 – SmackDown: The Undertaker shocks the World as he bows down to Paul Heyman recognizing the power of the urn.
- June 17, 2004 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman demonstrated his power over Undertaker by forcing him to ruin the Tag Team Main Event.
- June 27, 2004 – Great American Bash: The Undertaker defeated The Dudley Boyz in a “Live Free or Die” match.
- ~~~As a result, Paul Heyman pulled a switch which was to bury Paul Bearer in concrete cement but LIGHTNING struck!
- ~~~The Undertaker made his way to the stage and said “I have no other choice” before pulling the switch and “killing” his manager!
- July 1, 2004 – SmackDown: Undertaker tells Paul Heyman “If I’d do that to my only confidant, Imagine what I’ll do to you!”
World Wrestling Entertainment – Beginning of the End?:
- July 15, 2004 – SmackDown: John Heidenreich vignettes are shown with him coming to SmackDown with Manager Paul Heyman.
- August 2004: Paul Heyman returns to SmackDown as the manager or John Heidenreich (booked as an unstoppable monster).
- August 26, 2004 – SmackDown: John Heidenreich and Paul Heyman debut on SD! and kicks the crap out of announcer Josh Mathews.
- September 6, 2004: Paul Heyman becomes part of the RAW Writing Team which is lead by Brian Gewirtz.
- November 3, 2004: Paul Heyman was removed from the WWE writing team for reasons that are unknown at this time.
- January 6, 2005 – SmackDown: The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich and Paul Heyman and put Paul Heyman inside of a Casket!
World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW One Night Stand:
- May 23, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff had a “funeral” for ECW interrupted by Vince McMahon, who brought out Paul Heyman!
- ~~~Paul Heyman pointed out that for the first time ever, the masterminds behind WWE, WCW, and ECW were in the same ring!
- ~~~Vince McMahon revealed that he secretly supported ECW financially, while Bischoff’s WCW went out of his way to destroy it!
- ~~~Vince McMahon encouraged the two figureheads to butt heads and proclaimed “May the best man win!” and left the ring.
- ~~~Paul Heyman cut a promo on Eric Bischoff, inviting him to come to ECW One Night Stand to experience ECW first hand.
- ~~~Paul Heyman put an exclamation point on his messege by lighting Bischoff’s black ECW-logo wreath on fire inside the ring!
- June 6, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff and the anti-ECW crusaders (Edge/Christin/Tomko) called out Paul Heyman and The Dudleyz.
- ~~~Paul Heyman came out with the Dudleyz to cut a promo on Bischoff and then said “ECW never backs down from a fight”.
- ~~~Eric Bischoff then called out some additional “Crusaders” to stack the deck against Heyman and The Dudleyz.
- ~~~Paul Heyman acted scared, but then declared. ECW NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM A FIGHT and pointed to the rafters.
- ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Rhyno, Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten showed up and the brawl insued with ECW coming out on top!
- June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Paul Heyman got in the ring to cut a promo but ended up getting emotional by the response.
- ~~~Heyman got control of himself and proceed to cut a shoot-style promo thanking Tod Gordon for giving him a chance to book.
- ~~~Heyman thanked the “crazy bastards” (fans) for staying loyal before addressing the anti-ECW crusaders sitting on the balcony.
- ~~~Heyman shot on Edge, saying “Matt Freekin’ Hardy” igniting a huge “You Screwed Matt” chant from the crowd.
- ~~~Heyman shot on JBL, saying “The only reason you were champion for a year, was because HHH didn’t want to work Tuesday!”
- ~~~Paul Heyman then looked in the camera and says this isn’t WCW, RAW, SD! or WWE – this IS E C FUCKING W!!!!!!!!!!!!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ohio Valley Wrestling:
- Paul Heyman was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling in charge of the creative department for the OVW Television show.
- December 2005: Paul Heyman, whose contract expires 12/31, was offered a new contract by World Wrestling Entertainment.
- February 11, 2006 – Live Event (RAW crew): Paul Heyman announced plans for a 2nd ECW One Night Stand PPV on June 11, 2006.
World Wrestling Entertainment – The Return of ECW:
- May 22, 2006 – RAW: Mick Foley and Edge declared themselves Hardcore co-Champions only to be interrupted by Paul Heyman!
- ~~~Paul Heyman showed up and challenged Mick Foley and Edge to face Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk at ECW One Night Stand.
- May 26, 2006 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman showed up but was warned by Theodore Long not to be snooping around the locker room.
- May 29, 2006 – RAW: The Paul Heyman vs Mick Foley face-off ended with Heyman announcing the aquisition of Kurt Angle to ECW!
- June 2, 2006 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman announced a Kurt Angle open challenge as well as Rey Mysterio vs Sabu for ECW ONS.
- June 5, 2006 – RAW: Paul Heyman and a group of ECW wrestlers attacked John Cena until WWE wrestlers made the save!
- June 7, 2006 – WWE vs ECW: Paul Heyman was in his glory talking about ONS and announcing the ECW time-slot on the Sci-Fi Network.
- June 9, 2006 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman offered Rey Mysterio a spot on the ECW roster, but Mysterio politely declined the offer.
- June 11, 2006 – ECW One Night Stand: Paul Heyman cut an motivational speech to start the show and to pump up the audience.
- ~~~Later: Rob Van Dam defeated John Cena to capture the WWE title when 2 referees were knocked out and Heyman counted 1-2-3!
- June 13, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman announced that the decision stands and Rob Van Dam will remain the WWE Champion!
- June 13, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman started the show by officially awarded Rob Van Dam the ECW World Heavyweight title.
- June 24, 2006 – ECW House Show: Paul Heyman cut a promo thanking the Phili-fans and being glad to finally be back in Philadelphia.
- July 4, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman “screwed” Rob Van Dam out of the ECW World title, helping the Big Show win it!
- July 11, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman was surrounded by riot squad when he suspended Rob Van Dam for 30 days.
- July 18, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman appeared with riot squad (Basham Brothers) and gave Tommy Dreamer the kiss of death.
- August 15, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman announced that Kurt Angle was injured and had to be “medically suspended”.
- August 29, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman beat Sabu with interference from The Riot Squad, Big Show, RVD and Bob Holly.
- October 27, 2006 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman tried to convince Batista to ECW but Batista wouldn’t hear anything of it.
- October 27 and 28, 2006 – WWE/ECW House Show: Rob Van Dam defeated Paul Heyman (sub for ECW Champion, The Big Show).
- October 31, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Big Show and Test defeated RVD and Hardcore Holly when Paul Heyman (in a Gorilla suit) interfered!
- December 5, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi (Taped 12/4): Paul Heyman started the show with an emotional speech about ECW D2D.
- December 4, 2006: Paul Heyman was “sent home” by Vince McMahon (Work or a shoot? Your guess is as good as mine).
- September 2007: Dave Meltzer reported that Paul Heyman’s WWE contract expired several months ago.
- 2007: After leaving WWE, Paul Heyman tried to buy Strikeforce a mixed martial arts promotion but failed.
- 2008: Paul Heyman decided to leave the professional wrestling business and start a career as a actor.
- February 4, 2008: In a interview with The Sun newspaper Paul Heyman said he was not happy with the way WWE was handling ECW.
- Late 2008: Announced he was retiring from work (he was quitting as a actor if though he had been turned down for many films).
- March 1, 2009: Paul Heyman’s mother Sulamita had passed away at the age of 81 and she was a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust.
- August 7, 2010 – TNA Hardcore Justice: They paid tribute to Paul Heyman with a “Where Are They Now?” segment and interviews.
World Wrestling Entertainment (courtesy in part to Wikipedia.com):
- Paul Heyman returned to WWE in 2012 to manage Brock Lesnar and then CM Punk.
- Paul Heyman returned to WWE on the May 7, 2012 episode of Raw as Brock Lesnar‘s legal advisor. He announced that Brock Lesnar had quit the company, and was “never coming back”.
- The following week on Raw, Paul Heyman confronted Triple H, handing him a lawsuit from Lesnar for “breaching a valid contract”, before Triple H would physically grab Heyman by the face and shove him backward into the ropes, leading to Heyman to announce that he will also file a lawsuit against Triple H for “assault and battery”.
- On the June 18 edition of Raw, Paul Heyman declined Triple H’s challenge for a match at SummerSlam, on Lesnar’s behalf before Triple H punched him . Later that month, Heyman stated that Brock Lesnar will answer Triple H’s challenge himself at the 1000th episode of Raw. On the July 23 episode of Raw 1000, Heyman was assaulted by Stephanie McMahon. Lesnar would go on to defeat Triple H at SummerSlam, where, on the following nights episode of Raw, Lesnar once again announced he was leaving the WWE.
- On the September 3 episode of Raw, after CM Punk attacked John Cena, who was in a Falls Count Anywhere match against Alberto Del Rio, Paul Heyman was seen driving the car Punk had entered. This began an alliance between CM Punk and Heyman. Heyman began accompanying Punk to the ring for his matches and promos. On the October 8th episode of Raw he attempted to propose to AJ Lee in order to also have power running Raw but she slapped him in the face.
- Mr. McMahon cost CM Punk the title at the 2013 Royal Rumble when he restarted the main event match after Punk initially cheated to win and The Rock pinned Punk to become the new champion. On the January 28 edition of Raw, Mr. McMahon aired footage of the attack, which took place two weeks earlier as McMahon pointed out to the audience, in which Paul Heyman paid Brad Maddox and The Shield to help Punk retain his title in his matches, which in turn lead to Maddox receiving a beating from The Shield after Heyman refused to pay him and that The Shield were more useful than Maddox, but Heyman claimed it was somebody impersonating him and he was set up, although he admitted to having lied in his lifetime to save his career during similar crucial moments.
- Just as it seemed like Vince McMahon would publicly fire Paul Heyman for these actions, Brock Lesnar returned in place of the absent Punk (who was escorted out of the building on McMahon’s orders) and he gave the chairman of WWE an F5. The next week on RAW, it was revealed on MizTV that Lesnar was reassigned to WWE and Heyman knew nothing about Lesnar’s return. During MizTV, Lesnar came back and gave an F-5 to The Miz.
- On the February 11, 2013 episode of Raw, Paul Heyman had his WWE resignation speech halted by CM Punk, and he managed to negotiate a clause with Mr. McMahon that the champion cannot retain the title via count-out of disqualification, as long as The Shield is not involved. Heyman kept good on his promise to support Punk, then unintentionally caused Punk to lose to The Rock at Elimination Chamber (2013) when Punk struck him by mistake.
- On the February 25, 2013 edition of Raw, Paul Heyman was challenged to a fight by Mr. McMahon, followed by Heyman hitting McMahon with one of his crutches until McMahon turned things around. Brock Lesnar then appeared and was about to attack the chairman until Triple H showed up and went after Lesnar. Later that night, Heyman’s client Punk lost to John Cena in a #1 contender match for to decide The Rock’s WrestleMania opponent.
- On the Old School Edition of Raw, Heyman’s client, CM Punk, won a Fatal Four-Way match to determine who will face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29.
- On the March 25, 2013 episode of Raw, Triple H signed the contract to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, but it was only then when the stipulations were revealed: No Holds Barred, and if Triple H loses, he must retire. On the subsequent episode of Raw, he elaborated that Triple H’s managerial career could be on the line. He also dressed up to look like the late Paul Bearer, manager of The Undertaker from his early WWF days, to lure Taker to be attacked by CM Punk on Raw, who was dressed as one of the torch carrying druids. Punk proceeded to empty ash from the symbolic urn onto the dead-man as a sign of disrespect.
- Both of Paul Heyman’s clients lost to The Undertaker and Triple H in high stakes matches during WrestleMania 29. During Brock Lesnar’s match, Heyman received a Sweet Chin Music from Shawn Michaels.
- On the April 15, 2013 episode of Raw, Paul Heyman informed that his client Brock Lesnar once again challenged Triple H at Extreme Rules in a steel cage match. On the following week, Triple H accepted the match and delivered a pedigree to Heyman. As a response, Lesnar and Heyman invaded the headquarters of WWE and trashed the office of Triple H.
- In Paul Heyman’s words, after years of ‘discouraging Lesnar from inflicting more damage and hurt on his opponents or rival’, the Pedigree Heyman received was the last straw for him to change his stance and ‘encourage’ Lesnar to ‘hurt Triple H’ and to ‘maim Triple H’ in the Steel Cage, and take him ‘to the extreme… and go further and further…’.
- In May, WWE’s official website began investigating the possibility of Paul Heyman having a third client, either male or female.
- On the May 20, 2013 episode of Raw, Paul Heyman announced Michael McGillicutty as the newest “Paul Heyman guy” and gave him the new name of Curtis Axel.
- On the May 27, 2013 episode of Raw, Paul Heyman appeared on the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho, where Jericho challenged CM Punk to a match at Payback which Heyman accepted on Punk’s behalf.
- The next week, Paul Heyman and Chris Jericho signed the contract to make it official. The same week on SmackDown, Jericho faced off against Curtis Axel. As Jericho was closing in on the victory, Heyman stood on the announce table and yelled It’s clobbering time, the phrase Punk uses on his way to the ring. Punk’s music began to play distracting Jericho long enough for Axel to pick up the victory. Curtis Axel is now currently unbeaten since re-debuting.
- At WWE Payback, Paul Heyman coached Curtis Axel during his match with Wade Barrett and The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship with Axel winning the match and the title. Heyman then accompanied Punk to the ring later in the show for his match with Chris Jericho. After Payback, a WWE.com exclusive video aired with Punk telling Heyman that he is his friend and not his client.
- C.M. Punk later turned face on the June 17th edition of Raw, challenging Alberto Del Rio, making sure to mention he doesn’t want Paul Heyman managing him anymore. Following Punk’s match, he was attacked by Brock Lesnar.
- The next week on Raw, C.M. Punk demanded answers from Paul Heyman, who swore that he did not ask Brock to attack him. Punk forgave Heyman and hugged him. Punk then faced Darren Young and, following his win, was attacked by Titus O’Neil until Curtis Axel saved him, to Punk’s chagrin. Heyman announced that he would team with Axel against The Prime Time Players the next week, again to Punk’s disapproval.
Feud with CM Punk (2013–present):
- At Money in the Bank, Paul Heyman would betray C.M. Punk, costing him his chance at the Money in the Bank briefcase, which would entitle him to a WWE Championship match at any time of his choosing, by hitting him twice using a ladder, knocking Punk off the ladder he was ascending.
- On the August 5, 2013 episode of Raw, Paul Heyman was instructing Curtis Axel in Axel’s bout with CM Punk, but the match ended in a no contest after CM Punk first choked Heyman, then Brock Lesnar entered the ring and attacked Punk. It ended with Heyman challenging Punk to a 1-on-1 match for next week’s episode, which Punk accepted.
- However, Brock Lesnar decided to spring a trap and made it a one-on-two handicap match. But the plan was foiled when Paul Heyman dared CM Punk to come into the ring and accept the challenge as CM Punk hid under the ring and attacked Lesnar, but failed to attack Heyman as Curtis Axel came to Heyman’s aid.
- At SummerSlam, Paul Heyman stopped CM Punk from getting the win, giving Brock Lesnar an advantage to win, but suffered an arm injury from Punk’s Anaconda Vise.
- Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel delivered a brutal assault to Punk on Raw the following week, with Heyman breaking a kendo stick over Punk’s back. The segement was lauded by fans and crittics alike. Heyman is set to team with Axel against Punk in an elimination handicap match at WWE Night of Champions.
- September 15, 2013 – Night of Champions: Paul Heyman and WWE Intercontinental champion Curtis Axel defeated C.M. Punk in a handicap elimination ‘no disqualification’ tag team match.
- ~~~After Axel was eliminated, Punk was attacked by Ryback, who then helped Heyman win the match.
- October 14, 2013 – RAW: C.M. Punk defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Curtis Axel in a non-title “beat the clock” challenge match.
- ~~~Punk had to beat the time of 5:44, and won the match 11 seconds ahead of time at 5:33.
- ~~~As a result of the victory, Punk got to choose his stipulation for his match vs. Ryback at Hell in a Cell, and he chose to include Paul Heyman in the match.
- October 25, 2013 – SmackDown: Ryback and Paul Heyman defeated “C.M. Skunk” in a handicap ‘no disqualification’ match.
- October 27, 2013 – Hell in a Cell: C.M. Punk defeated Ryback and Paul Heyman in a handicap ‘Hell in a Cell’ match.