Paul Heyman (born September 11th, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, promoter, commentator and booker best remembered for his time as booker and owner of the original ECW, although he also worked for the AWA and WCW as Paul E. Dangerously and under his own name in WWE. He first broke into wrestling as a photographer in Memphis, similar to Jim Cornette. After a succesful run in WCW as a manager, he moved to ECW, debuting in Summer 1993 as a manager, later taking over as booker by himself following Eddie Gilbert's departure and then buying the company outright. After ECW folded, he took a job as a commentator for WWE, later becoming a manager again (mostly notably for Brock Lesnar) and booker for the SmackDown and resurrected ECW brands. He left wrestling after the failed ECW December To Dismember PPV in 2006, but returned as Lesnar's legal counsel in May 2012, aligned himself with CM Punk before later becoming his rival, and additionally manages Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig and Ryback.
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