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WWE News: Paul Heyman recalls managing The Undertaker, talks possibility of managing new wrestlers

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Heyman had managed The Undertaker in WCW
Heyman had managed The Undertaker in WCW

What’s the story?

WWE Superstar Paul Heyman was interviewed by The Ringer recently. During the interview, Heyman talked about a variety of topics such as his longevity in the wrestling business, managing Undertaker, possibility of managing new wrestlers and more.

In case you did not know…

Heyman’s stint as The Undertaker’s manager came back in 1990 when he was in WCW. Undertaker was billed as the ‘Mean Mark’ Callous back then while Heyman had his own ring name; Paul E. Dangerously. According to Bruce Prichard, this association between Heyman and Undertaker was instrumental in bringing Taker under the radar of Vince McMahon. 

Heart of the matter

In the interview, when asked about managing The Undertaker, Heyman recalled that The Phenom was surprisingly mature for someone new to the business.

"[He was] shockingly mature for someone so new to the industry." Heyman said.

Heyman was also quizzed about the possibility of managing other wrestlers aside from Brock Lesnar. He replied that as long as Lesnar is in WWE, it does not make sense to work with other wrestlers.

He then went on to say his longevity in the business is because of the risks he took early in his career.

“Whatever I was doing back then, that people perceived as career suicide, gave me the ability to survive long enough to have a longevity that no one else enjoys. He added.

What’s next?

Paul Heyman’s client and reigning WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar is set to face off against WWE Champion AJ Styles at Survivor Series this weekend. The event, which is scheduled to take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, has a five-on-five Raw vs SmackDown traditional elimination match as a major attraction as well

Author’s take

Heyman’s contributions to the professional wrestling business are unmatched. Almost all of his projects went on to become a milestone in the business and it shows how brilliant Heyman is. And now, the man himself has said that taking risks is what people need to do if they want to succeed in the long term.

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An engineer by luck and a sports writer by passion, Renjith has been covering various sports for almost half a decade. He has received praise from the likes of WWE superstars Paul Heyman and Natalya for his work and is constantly looking out for creative challenges that excite him while finding beauty in the art of Combat Sports.
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