The Special Counsel of Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, appeared with The Tribal Chief on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A Smith to promote SummerSlam last week.
When Smith asked Heyman about the greatest pro wrestling managers of all time, Heyman said that Jimmy Hart still being alive is a proof that God doesn’t answer his prayers.
Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip podcast, Hart responded to Heyman’s comments and called him the best.
“I’m just telling you how I really feel (there are plenty of managers that were better than I was). The guy that hosts the thing, Stephen A. Smith, he said, ‘Heyman, I’d like to be a manager like you’ and he said, ‘You can’t. I’m the GOAT.’
He said, ‘Well what about Bobby Heenan?’ And he said, ‘Ah, screw Bobby Heenan.’ Then Heyman went, ‘And Jimmy Hart, he’s still alive. The Lord hasn’t answered my prayers yet’ (Hart laughed). I went, ‘Oh my God.’ But it’s okay, it is what it is.
I still love Paul, he’s the greatest… This day in time, you gotta be so careful what you say, so you don’t get any feedback from anybody going, hey, you wished another guy was dead.”
The WWE Hall Of Famer was also asked if he’d ever like to manage Roman Reigns, to which he responded:
“First of all, he (Roman Reigns) does a great job and Paul (Heyman) fits him so greatly, Paul fits him to a T. I think my character’s a little bit too over-the-top for that because I’m more like, ‘Whoa! Hey baby! How you doing!?’
That’s always been my thing. Up-tempo, never kind of laid back and I just kind of think Roman does such a great job along with Paul together and they really fit good together.”
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