PAUL HEYMAN: Paul Heyman talks Lesnar, Reigns, Rousey, and more in interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani

Posted on 10/16/120 by Colin Vassallo

A brutally honest Paul Heyman had a 30-minute chat with
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani to talk a variety of subjects.

Asked why he is no longer the Raw Executive Director, Heyman
pulled no punches and said that he serves at the pleasure of
the Chairman Vince McMahon and there came a day where he was
no longer at the pleasure of Vince McMahon.

“When I took the role as Executive Director, I made an
agreement with Vince McMahon…I want this job as long as
every morning when Vince McMahon woke up, he said, ‘Thank
God, Paul Heyman is looking after the store on Raw,'” Heyman
said. “The day that Vince didn’t wake up and didn’t feel
that way, I didn’t want the job anymore.”

The former ECW head said that he left “with a smile,
handshake, and a hug” and said he harbors no harsh feelings
towards Vince McMahon and it actually felt great because it
did not end in a miserable way as it did in the past.

Heyman also discussed his pairing with Roman Reigns and how
it has been in the works for eight long years, his 18-year
friendship with Brock Lesnar, MMA, Daniel Cormier, Ronda
Rousey, CM Punk, and much more.

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