• Paul Heyman Breaks Silence On Being Removed As The Executive Director Of RAW
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani recently interviewed Paul Heyman, and asked him why he was removed as the Executive Director of RAW back in June.
Heyman replied the following;
“I served at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon and there came a day I was no longer at the pleasure of the Chairman Vince McMahon.
When I took the role of Executive Director, I made an agreement with Vince McMahon. I want this job as long as every morning Vince McMahon woke up, he said thank God or whatever deity he subscribes to [that] Paul Heyman is looking after the store on RAW. And the day that Vince McMahon didn’t wake up and feel that way, I didn’t want the job anymore.
I’ve been in a similar role when Vince was not happy with me and it’s a miserable existence. I didn’t want it and apparently on that day on that given time and given moment, Vince didn’t wake up that morning thanking whatever deity he subscribes to that Paul Heyman was in charge of RAW.
We left with a smile, a handshake, and a hug. Absolutely no harsh feelings and actually better feelings about each other because of the way that it ended because it’s ended miserably before.
And proof positive of that is on the quarterly earnings call, when asked about Paul Heyman, Vince McMahon didn’t say ‘eh, we needed a new vision, eh we needed someone else, eh he ran his course, eh he was great but we had to go with this other person.’ Vince McMahon’s only comment was ‘I thought he did a great job creatively.’
My run in terms of serving at the pleasure of the chairman was up and then this opportunity presented itself both for me, for Roman and for WWE and we all jumped on it.”
Heyman also noted that the plan for his alliance with Universal Champion Roman Reigns goes long back to 2012, and it was only implemented this year.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 14, 1990) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Interviews w/Stan Hansen/Lex Luger/Black Scorpion/Teddy Long/Sting
– Juicer (Art Barr) vs. Tony Burton
– Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson
– Danger Zone w/Sid Vicious
– Nasty Boys vs. Tommy Rich & Greg Sawyer
– U.S. Tag Champs Steiner Brothers vs. Rick Ford & Gil Canatella
– U.S. Heavyweight Champ Lex Luger vs. Moondog Rex