Some may not know that once upon a time, The Undertaker was managed by Paul Heyman. Back in WCW, Heyman was the handler of ‘Mean’ Mark Callous, the former name of ‘The Deadman’.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Undertaker discussed being one of the original Paul Heyman guys. Here is the full quote:
“For someone that’s been in the business as long as I have, I’m still last to the party for a lot of things. Being a ‘Paul Heyman Guy,’ I’d heard that for years but never thought much about it. One day I realized, ‘Well shoot, I’m a Paul Heyman Guy.’ First I was with Danny Spivey in WCW and we were the Skyscrapers, and Teddy Long was our manager. Danny left, and it was just me. That’s when they brought Paul into the company and put him with me. We traveled together and made all the towns together, and Paul really came to be a beneficial part of my career. Paul was friends with Bruce Prichard, and those two opened up a line of conversation about coming to the WWE.”
“Paul played a pivotal part in keeping the lines of communication open with WWE. He was talking to Bruce Prichard, and Bruce was talking to Vince. Paul pushed Bruce, and I finally got that meeting with Vince. So hindsight being 20/20, I am one of the original ‘Paul Heyman Guys.’”
The term ‘Paul Heyman Guys’ originated in the CM Punk pipebomb promo. In that promo, Punk described himself and Brock Lesnar as Paul Heyman Guys.
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