4 Superstars Paul Heyman couldn't get over
Paul Heyman is widely regarded as being one of the most influential beings in the storied history of professional wrestling. Heyman has managed a string of legendary wrestlers, was the owner of the notorious promotion named Extreme Championship Wrestling and went on to become a mainstay in Vince McMahon's WWE.
Heyman has managed the likes of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk, who are two of the biggest Superstars in recent history. During both of Brock's runs in WWE, Heyman stood alongside him and turned into his mouthpiece, delivering scathing and hard-hitting promos on Lesnar's behalf.
But not all guys that Heyman managed turned into megastars while being associated with him. In the list below, we'll take a look at four Superstars who were Paul Heyman guys, but the association didn't exactly help them get over in the promotion.
Note: The article features guys who didn't make it big WHILE BEING UNDER Heyman's tutelage
Back in 2004, Heidenreich came to SmackDown, under the management of Paul Heyman. The gimmick Heidenreich donned was of a crazy big guy, who interfered in matches and recited hateful poems. Heidenreich kicked off a feud against The Undertaker, after attacking The Deadman in his WWE title match against JBL at No Mercy. At Survivor Series, Heidenreich lost to The Undertaker. The Royal Rumble PPV saw Taker defeat Heidenreich again in a Casket Match after Kane came out to make the save.
A tag team match was planned for WrestleMania 21, featuring The Brothers of Destruction and Heidenreich & Snitsky, but was later nixed. Heidenreich went on to turn babyface and form a tag team with Animal. The duo won the WWE Tag Team titles on one occasion. He was released by WWE in 2006.