Brian Soscia recently interviewed Paul Heyman. Here are some highlights.
If Paul Heyman ran WWE, what would he do differently: “I’d fire the McMahons immediately.”
What was it he first saw in CM Punk: “How could you look at CM Punk and not think that he has the it factor? I don’t think I’m any great visionary or genius because I saw something in CM Punk, I think everyone else is a stupid schmuck for not seeing it in CM Punk. They’re blind. I mean truly, in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king and if you can’t spot that CM Punk is magic from the moment he walks in the door then you’re reading a playbook from an antiquated writer.”
His first wrestling memory: “As a fan my first memory was Argentina Apollo and Luis Martinez against the Love Brothers in Eddie Einhorn’s IWA in 1975.”
What drew him into wrestling: “The very next week [following the Apollo and Martinez vs. Love Brothers match] they were replaced on television by Vince McMahon’s father’s television show and I