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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]], although he also worked for the [[{{AmericanWrestlingAssociation}} AWA]] and [[{{Wrestling/WCW}} WCW]] as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWE]]. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]]. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.

!!Tropes Associated With Paul Heyman

* ActionSurvivor
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]], as they carried a long grudge that played out both [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] and [[{{ProWrestlingIsReal}} off]]. On-screen, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]] referee Bill Alfonso and [[{{Wrestling/JerryLawler}} Jerry "The King" Lawler]].
* AscendedFanboy: And he employed them, too.
* BadBoss: Notable for willingly screwing his workers out of their pay to the extent where Shane Douglas was owed tens of thousands of dollars by the time ECW collapsed.
* BaldOfEvil: Though he used to have BadassLonghair back in WCW.
* TheBusCameBack: Came back as [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]'s legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]]'s... erm, something or other.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert ''anyone'' to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkerAndEdgier: His booking in ECW was a very famous successful example of this trope.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] the trope in-character as the explanation for [=ECW=]'s popularity; also used to refer to Heyman and the rest of the [=ECW=] wrestlers' cultlike mentality and loyalty.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]] broke [[{{Wrestling/ShawnMichaels}} Shawn Michaels]]' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]] abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]] to back out of his match with [[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]], because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.
* HotBlooded
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: If he's managing you, expect to be back-stabbed when someone tougher comes along. One of his mottos is to always look for "the next big thing".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even when he performed in [=WWE=], Heyman still remained loyal to [=ECW=], and kept promoting it.
* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''[[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MadScientist: One of his [[{{RedBaron}} nicknames]] is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".
* NiceHat: Once he started going bald.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like [[{{Wrestling/EddieGuerrero}} Eddie Guerrero]] and [[{{Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr}} Rey Mysterio]].
* PowerStable: The Dangerous Alliance in WCW.
* RedBaron: (as manager Paul E. Dangerously): "The Psycho Yuppie" (as booker/promoter of ECW) "The Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling."
* RunningTheAsylum: While he mainly embodied this in [=ECW=], he also put this into practice as GM.
* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[{{Wrestling/RobVanDam}} Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* SmugSnake
* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to [[{{Wrestling/JohnCena}} John Cena]], all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit]].
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''[[{{Wrestling/TheUndertaker}} The Undertaker]]'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]], insulting his [[{{Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon}} wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[{{PapaWolf}} Triple H]] and [[{{MamaBear}} his wife]]).
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[{{CellPhone}} cellular phone]], when they first came out in the 1980s and were big bricks and easier to use to hit someone.
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].
* WorthyOpponent: JimCornette and Paul speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: One of the very few Jews in a high profile position in the wrestling business.
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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]], although he also worked for the [[{{AmericanWrestlingAssociation}} AWA]] and [[{{Wrestling/WCW}} WCW]] as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWE]]. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]]. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.

!!Tropes Associated With Paul Heyman

* ActionSurvivor
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]], as they carried a long grudge that played out both [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] and [[{{ProWrestlingIsReal}} off]]. On-screen, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]] referee Bill Alfonso and [[{{Wrestling/JerryLawler}} Jerry "The King" Lawler]].
* AscendedFanboy: And he employed them, too.
* BadBoss: Notable for willingly screwing his workers out of their pay to the extent where Shane Douglas was owed tens of thousands of dollars by the time ECW collapsed.
* BaldOfEvil: Though he used to have BadassLonghair back in WCW.
* TheBusCameBack: Came back as [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]'s legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]]'s... erm, something or other.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert ''anyone'' to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkerAndEdgier: His booking in ECW was a very famous successful example of this trope.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] the trope in-character as the explanation for [=ECW=]'s popularity; also used to refer to Heyman and the rest of the [=ECW=] wrestlers' cultlike mentality and loyalty.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]] broke [[{{Wrestling/ShawnMichaels}} Shawn Michaels]]' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]] abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]] to back out of his match with [[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]], because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.
* HotBlooded
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: If he's managing you, expect to be back-stabbed when someone tougher comes along. One of his mottos is to always look for "the next big thing".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even when he performed in [=WWE=], Heyman still remained loyal to [=ECW=], and kept promoting it.
* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''[[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MadScientist: One of his [[{{RedBaron}} nicknames]] is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".
* NiceHat: Once he started going bald.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like [[{{Wrestling/EddieGuerrero}} Eddie Guerrero]] and [[{{Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr}} Rey Mysterio]].
* PowerStable: The Dangerous Alliance in WCW.
* RedBaron: (as manager Paul E. Dangerously): "The Psycho Yuppie" (as booker/promoter of ECW) "The Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling."
* RunningTheAsylum: While he mainly embodied this in [=ECW=], he also put this into practice as GM.
* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[{{Wrestling/RobVanDam}} Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* SmugSnake
* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to [[{{Wrestling/JohnCena}} John Cena]], all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit]].
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''[[{{Wrestling/TheUndertaker}} The Undertaker]]'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]], insulting his [[{{Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon}} wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[{{PapaWolf}} Triple H]] and [[{{MamaBear}} his wife]]).
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[{{CellPhone}} cellular phone]], when they first came out in the 1980s and were big bricks and easier to use to hit someone.
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].
* WorthyOpponent: JimCornette and Paul speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: One of the very few Jews in a high profile position in the wrestling business.
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2nd Jan '13 8:42:49 AM majohe
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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]], although he also worked for the [[{{AmericanWrestlingAssociation}} AWA]] and [[{{Wrestling/WCW}} WCW]] as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWE]]. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]]. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.

!!Tropes Associated With Paul Heyman

* ActionSurvivor
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]], as they carried a long grudge that played out both [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] and [[{{ProWrestlingIsReal}} off]]. On-screen, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]] referee Bill Alfonso and [[{{Wrestling/JerryLawler}} Jerry "The King" Lawler]].
* AscendedFanboy: And he employed them, too.
* BadBoss: Notable for willingly screwing his workers out of their pay to the extent where Shane Douglas was owed tens of thousands of dollars by the time ECW collapsed.
* BaldOfEvil: Though he used to have BadassLonghair back in WCW.
* TheBusCameBack: Came back as [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]'s legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]]'s... erm, something or other.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert ''anyone'' to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkerAndEdgier: His booking in ECW was a very famous successful example of this trope.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] the trope in-character as the explanation for [=ECW=]'s popularity; also used to refer to Heyman and the rest of the [=ECW=] wrestlers' cultlike mentality and loyalty.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]] broke [[{{Wrestling/ShawnMichaels}} Shawn Michaels]]' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]] abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]] to back out of his match with [[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]], because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.
* HotBlooded
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: If he's managing you, expect to be back-stabbed when someone tougher comes along. One of his mottos is to always look for "the next big thing".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even when he performed in [=WWE=], Heyman still remained loyal to [=ECW=], and kept promoting it.
* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''[[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MadScientist: One of his [[{{RedBaron}} nicknames]] is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".
* NiceHat: Once he started going bald.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like [[{{Wrestling/EddieGuerrero}} Eddie Guerrero]] and [[{{Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr}} Rey Mysterio]].
* PowerStable: The Dangerous Alliance in WCW.
* RedBaron: (as manager Paul E. Dangerously): "The Psycho Yuppie" (as booker/promoter of ECW) "The Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling."
* RunningTheAsylum: While he mainly embodied this in [=ECW=], he also put this into practice as GM.
* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[{{Wrestling/RobVanDam}} Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* SmugSnake
* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to [[{{Wrestling/JohnCena}} John Cena]], all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit]].
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''[[{{Wrestling/TheUndertaker}} The Undertaker]]'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]], insulting his [[{{Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon}} wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[{{PapaWolf}} Triple H]] and [[{{MamaBear}} his wife]]).
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[{{CellPhone}} cellular phone]], when they first came out in the 1980s and were big bricks and easier to use to hit someone.
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].
* WorthyOpponent: JimCornette and Paul speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: One of the very few Jews in a high profile position in the wrestling business.
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11th Dec '12 7:47:18 PM JIKTV
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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]], although he also worked for the [[{{AmericanWrestlingAssociation}} AWA]] and [[{{Wrestling/WCW}} WCW]] as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWE]]. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]]. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.

!!Tropes Associated With Paul Heyman

* ActionSurvivor
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]], as they carried a long grudge that played out both [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] and [[{{ProWrestlingIsReal}} off]]. On-screen, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]] referee Bill Alfonso and [[{{Wrestling/JerryLawler}} Jerry "The King" Lawler]].
* AscendedFanboy: And he employed them, too.
* BadBoss: Notable for willingly screwing his workers out of their pay to the extent where Shane Douglas was owed tens of thousands of dollars by the time ECW collapsed.
* BaldOfEvil: Though he used to have BadassLonghair back in WCW.
* TheBusCameBack: Came back as [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]'s legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]]'s... erm, something or other.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert ''anyone'' to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkerAndEdgier: His booking in ECW was a very famous successful example of this trope.
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] the trope in-character as the explanation for [=ECW=]'s popularity; also used to refer to Heyman and the rest of the [=ECW=] wrestlers' cultlike mentality and loyalty.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]] broke [[{{Wrestling/ShawnMichaels}} Shawn Michaels]]' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]] abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]] to back out of his match with [[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]], because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.
* HotBlooded
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: If he's managing you, expect to be back-stabbed when someone tougher comes along. One of his mottos is to always look for "the next big thing".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Even when he performed in [=WWE=], Heyman still remained loyal to [=ECW=], and kept promoting it.
* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''[[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MadScientist: One of his [[{{RedBaron}} nicknames]] is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".
* NiceHat: Once he started going bald.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like [[{{Wrestling/EddieGuerrero}} Eddie Guerrero]] and [[{{Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr}} Rey Mysterio]].
* PowerStable: The Dangerous Alliance in WCW.
* RedBaron: (as manager Paul E. Dangerously): "The Psycho Yuppie" (as booker/promoter of ECW) "The Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling."
* RunningTheAsylum: While he mainly embodied this in [=ECW=], he also put this into practice as GM.
* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[{{Wrestling/RobVanDam}} Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* SmugSnake
* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to [[{{Wrestling/JohnCena}} John Cena]], all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of [[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit]].
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''[[{{Wrestling/TheUndertaker}} The Undertaker]]'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]], insulting his [[{{Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon}} wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[{{PapaWolf}} Triple H]] and [[{{MamaBear}} his wife]]).
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[{{CellPhone}} cellular phone]], when they first came out in the 1980s and were big bricks and easier to use to hit someone.
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].
* WorthyOpponent: JimCornette and Paul speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.
* YouHaveToHaveJews: One of the very few Jews in a high profile position in the wrestling business.
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* WorthyOpponent: JimCornette and Paul speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.
28th Nov '12 5:09:43 PM JIKTV
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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original {{ECW}}, although he also worked for Wrestling/{{WWE}} and {{WCW}} (going by the name Paul E. Dangerously in the latter). He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to JimCornette. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for BrockLesnar) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.

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Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original {{ECW}}, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]], although he also worked for Wrestling/{{WWE}} the [[{{AmericanWrestlingAssociation}} AWA]] and {{WCW}} (going by the name [[{{Wrestling/WCW}} WCW]] as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in the latter). [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWE]]. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer, similar to JimCornette.[[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]]. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW to assist Eddie Gilbert with the booking, later taking over as booker by himself and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for the WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for BrockLesnar) [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]) and booker for the [=SmackDown=] and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the extremely disappointed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012.



* ArchEnemy: [[{{Wrestling/JimCornette}} Jim Cornette]], as they carried a long grudge that played out both [[{{Kayfabe}} on-screen]] and [[{{ProWrestlingIsReal}} off]]. On-screen, [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} ECW]] referee Bill Alfonso and [[{{Wrestling/JerryLawler}} Jerry "The King" Lawler]].



* TheBusCameBack: Came back as BrockLesnar's legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as CMPunk's... erm, something or other.

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* TheBusCameBack: Came back as BrockLesnar's [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]]'s legal advisor in 2012.
** And then again as CMPunk's...[[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]]'s... erm, something or other.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when BrockLesnar broke ShawnMichaels' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite TripleH abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get CMPunk to back out of his match with VinceMcMahon, because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Seemed genuinely horrified when BrockLesnar [[{{Wrestling/BrockLesnar}} Brock Lesnar]] broke ShawnMichaels' [[{{Wrestling/ShawnMichaels}} Shawn Michaels]]' arm. It didn't seem so much the act as that Brock actually ''went through with it'' despite TripleH [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]] abiding by their commands.
* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get CMPunk [[{{Wrestling/CMPunk}} CM Punk]] to back out of his match with VinceMcMahon, [[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]], because even if he won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.



* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''VinceMcMahon''.

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* LargeHam: Probably one of the only people capable of upstaging ''VinceMcMahon''.''[[{{Wrestling/VinceMcMahon}} Vince McMahon]]''.



* MadScientist: One of his {{Red Baron}}s is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".

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* MadScientist: One of his {{Red Baron}}s [[{{RedBaron}} nicknames]] is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like EddieGuerrero and [[ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]].

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his run as a heel manager, Heyman was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers like EddieGuerrero [[{{Wrestling/EddieGuerrero}} Eddie Guerrero]] and [[ReyMysterioJr [[{{Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr}} Rey Mysterio]].



* RedBaron: (as manager Paul E. Dangerously): "The Psycho Yuppie" (as booker/promoter of ECW) "The Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling."



* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[RobVanDam Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.

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* SandInMyEyes: ''"I want you all to know I'm not crying. My eyes are red because I was in the back smoking a joint with [[RobVanDam [[{{Wrestling/RobVanDam}} Van Dam]]!"''
* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during One Night Stand '05.



* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to JohnCena, all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of ChrisBenoit.
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''TheUndertaker'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with TripleH, insulting his [[StephanieMcMahon wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[PapaWolf Triple H]] and [[MamaBear his wife]]).
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].

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* SoapPunishment: Unfortunately came off on the receiving end of this when Rhyno lost a "Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap" match to JohnCena, [[{{Wrestling/JohnCena}} John Cena]], all the while in a Sharpshooter courtesy of ChrisBenoit.
[[{{Wrestling/ChrisBenoit}} Chris Benoit]].
* TemptingFate: "...and there's not a ''[[ExactWords man alive]]'' who's gonna stand in my way!" Um, Heyman? Bad words to say when you've got someone like ''TheUndertaker'' ''[[{{Wrestling/TheUndertaker}} The Undertaker]]'' around.
** He's developed a very bad habit of tempting fate with TripleH, [[{{Wrestling/TripleH}} Triple H]], insulting his [[StephanieMcMahon [[{{Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon}} wife]] (and getting clocked in the face as a result), then later insulting his children (getting him wailed on by both [[PapaWolf [[{{PapaWolf}} Triple H]] and [[MamaBear [[{{MamaBear}} his wife]]).
* WeaponOfChoice: His [[{{CellPhone}} cellular phone]], when they first came out in the 1980s and were big bricks and easier to use to hit someone.
* WorkedShoot: Heyman's signature style of promo, not to mention multiple [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[{{SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome}} Crowning Moments of Awesome]] for him. Pick a Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswZ73WETpc shoot]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xzLijve40 promo]]. ''Any'' Heyman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XnzZXpVHMs shoot promo]].
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* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert /anyone/ to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.

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* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert /anyone/ ''anyone'' to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
18th Nov '12 11:02:03 PM The_Reptile_
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* TheCorrupter: He has a tendency in kayfabe to be able to convert /anyone/ to his cause with a few honey soaked words playing to their egos and insecurities.
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* MadScientist: One of his RedBarons is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".

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* MadScientist: One of his RedBarons {{Red Baron}}s is "The Mad Scientist of ECW".
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** And then again as CMPunk's... erm, something or other.
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* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get CMPunk to back out of his match with VinceMcMahon, because even if he one, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.

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* GenreSavvy: Knew well enough to try and get CMPunk to back out of his match with VinceMcMahon, because even if he one, won, then he'd have Vince gunning for his head (never a good position to be in), effectively making it a no win situation. Punk didn't listen.
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