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* VillainousBreakdown: Following Rollins' big (and clean) win over Lesnar at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2019'', Heyman began ranting over the WWE denying his client an automatic rematch clause... and is at a loss of words immidiately after saying it before going back inside Lesnar's locker room, implying that he and Lesnar are planning something, which is later confirmed to be true: going after Kofi's World Title by paying a visit ''[=SmackDown=]!''.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Following Rollins' big (and clean) win over Lesnar at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2019'', Heyman began ranting over the WWE denying his client an automatic rematch clause... and is at a loss of words immidiately after saying it before going back inside Lesnar's locker room, heavily implying that he and Lesnar are planning something, which is later confirmed to be true: going after Kofi's World Title by paying a visit to ''[=SmackDown=]!''.


* VillainousBreakdown: Following Rollins' big (and clean) win over Lesnar at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2019'', Heyman began ranting over the WWE denying his client an automatic rematch clause... and is at a loss of words immidiately after saying it before going back inside Lesnar's locker room.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Following Rollins' big (and clean) win over Lesnar at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2019'', Heyman began ranting over the WWE denying his client an automatic rematch clause... and is at a loss of words immidiately after saying it before going back inside Lesnar's locker room.room, implying that he and Lesnar are planning something, which is later confirmed to be true: going after Kofi's World Title by paying a visit ''[=SmackDown=]!''.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Following Rollins' big (and clean) win over Lesnar at ''[=SummerSlam=] 2019'', Heyman began ranting over the WWE denying his client an automatic rematch clause... and is at a loss of words immidiately after saying it before going back inside Lesnar's locker room.

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* BadBoss: Notorious for willfully screwing his workers out of pay. While everybody continued to work for no pay, Heyman slipped quietly to L.A. to cameo in ''Rollerball''. The salary from Paul E's film appearance (basically a golden parachute) wasn't invested in his dying business; rather, he allegedly hired an agent and wined & dined some TV executives to find other work. Nobody apart from Paul's right-hand man, Tod Gordon (himself a pariah for trading ECW workers to "Al-Qaida" aka WCW), knew about this, to the extent that Wrestling/ShaneDouglas was owed tens of thousands of dollars by the time ECW collapsed. Some wrestlers used it as fodder for angles. Steve Corino in Wrestling/RingOfHonor would also talk about how much Paul owed him, before [[CheapHeat blaming ROH fans for deserting ECW when it was going under]]), New Jack would talk about how all his garbage wrestling ended up leaving him broke, forcing him to return to "regular" wrestling in PWX.


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* TheBarnum: Heyman is something of a Messiah figure in the IWC. The romanticism of Heyman is often overstated, but probably well-deserved. He has proven time and again that he can magically make anyone a star and cobble a satisfying show out of nothing. Heyman has always said that his objective is to create stars, and to that end, he figures out what someone is good at and shines a big spotlight on it while hiding their shortcomings. He even got a dude over who literally couldn't do anything but a chokeslam! ([[Wrestling/GregoryHelms Hurricane Helms]])


* InsistentTerminology: Has a habit of using unique descriptors when it comes to Brock Lesnar. For example, Lesnar wasn't simply the "WWE Universal Champion" as every other man to hold the belt is known; he was the "Reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion". Brock also isn't a "wrestler" or a "superstar"; he's a "fighter" (similarly, he "fights" as opposed to "wrestling" or "competing").

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Has a habit of using unique descriptors when it comes to Brock Lesnar. For example, Lesnar wasn't simply the "WWE Universal Champion" as every other man to hold the belt is known; he was the "Reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion". Brock also isn't a "wrestler" or a "superstar"; he's a "fighter" (similarly, he "fights" as opposed to "wrestling" or "competing").

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** He also doesn't like being called a "manager", and instead prefers being called an "advocate".

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* InsistentTerminology: Has a habit of using unique descriptors when it comes to Brock Lesnar. For example, Lesnar wasn't simply the "WWE Universal Champion" as every other man to hold the belt is known; he was the "Reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion". Brock also isn't a "wrestler" or a "superstar"; he's a "fighter" (similarly, he "fights" as opposed to "wrestling" or "competing").


* MyNameisInigoMontoya: How he introduces himself to the WWE Universe while cutting promos.

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* MyNameisInigoMontoya: MyNameIsInigoMontoya: How he introduces himself to the WWE Universe while cutting promos.


* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during ''ECW One Night Stand 2005''.

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* SayMyName: One of [=ECW=]'s [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] greatest moments is the crowd chanting "THANK YOU PAUL" for five minutes straight during ''ECW One Night Stand 2005''.



* SelfDeprecation: After [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys The Dudley Boys (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von)]] left [=ECW=] for [=WWE=] in September 1999, Heyman repackaged their manager Sign Guy Dudley (real name Lou D'Angeli) as a knockoff of ''himself,'' as "Lou E. Dangerously." Lou E. even assembled his own stable, the New Dangerous Alliance, with "The Enforcer" C.W. Anderson, long-time ECW jobber "Beautiful" Bill Wiles, valet Elektra (real name Donna Adamo, the real-life wife-later-widow of Alex "Big Dick Dudley" Rizzo) and ''[[TheScrappy Erik Watts]],'' the legendarily talentless son of legendary promoter "Cowboy" Bill Watts, who had fired Paul E. from [=WCW=] in January 1993. On the January 1, 2000 (taped December 23, 1999) episode of ''ECW Hardcore TV,'' Japanese [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestler]] Kintaro Kanemura d. C.W. Anderson (w/Lou E.) Before the match, Lou E. cut a promo where he said that he wasn't paying tribute to Paul E. because Paul E. sucks.

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* SelfDeprecation: After [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys The Dudley Boys (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von)]] left [=ECW=] for [=WWE=] in September 1999, Heyman repackaged their manager Sign Guy Dudley (real name Lou D'Angeli) as a knockoff of ''himself,'' as "Lou E. Dangerously." Lou E. even assembled his own stable, the New Dangerous Alliance, with "The Enforcer" C.W. Anderson, long-time ECW jobber "Beautiful" Bill Wiles, valet Elektra (real name Donna Adamo, the real-life wife-later-widow wife-turned-ex-wife of Alex "Big Dick Dudley" Rizzo) and ''[[TheScrappy Erik Watts]],'' ''Erik Watts,'' the legendarily talentless son of legendary promoter "Cowboy" Bill Watts, who had fired Paul E. from [=WCW=] in January 1993. On the January 1, 2000 (taped December 23, 1999) episode of ''ECW Hardcore TV,'' Japanese [[GarbageWrestler hardcore wrestler]] Kintaro Kanemura d. C.W. Anderson (w/Lou E.) Before the match, Lou E. cut a promo where he said that he wasn't paying tribute to Paul E. because Paul E. sucks.


He first broke into wrestling as a photographer in Memphis, similar to Wrestling/JimCornette. He first appeared in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and later on Wrestling/{{WCW}} as "Paul E. Dangerously", a yuppie sports agent who managed the Dangerous Alliance PowerStable. After departing from WCW, Heyman was hired by the then-Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion (then part of the NWA) to help then-lead booker Wrestling/EddieGilbert, but shortly afterwards he assumed charge of the creative direction of the company following Gilbert's departure and eventually outright buying it. A year later, the company, the flagship promotion of the struggling NWA, broke away to become its own entity, and was rechristened as ''Extreme'' Championship Wrestling.

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He first broke into wrestling as a photographer in Memphis, similar to Wrestling/JimCornette. He first appeared in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and later on Wrestling/{{WCW}} as "Paul E. Dangerously", a yuppie sports agent who managed the Dangerous Alliance Wrestling/TheDangerousAlliance PowerStable. After departing from WCW, Heyman was hired by the then-Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion (then part of the NWA) to help then-lead booker Wrestling/EddieGilbert, but shortly afterwards he assumed charge of the creative direction of the company following Gilbert's departure and eventually outright buying it. A year later, the company, the flagship promotion of the struggling NWA, broke away to become its own entity, and was rechristened as ''Extreme'' Championship Wrestling.


** Wrestling/TheUndertaker in WWF/E, who Heyman's been managing guys into feuds with since 2001. Making it only fitting when [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar his star client]] [[HeroKiller conquered]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the streak]].]

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** Wrestling/TheUndertaker in WWF/E, who Heyman's been managing guys into feuds with since 2001. Making it only fitting when [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar his star client]] [[HeroKiller conquered]] [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable the streak]].]



** Subverted and thoroughly justified in October 2017 when he addressed Lesnar's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' cross-brand opponent, WWE Champion Wrestling/JinderMahal; he states he doesn't trash-talk Lesnar's opponents the way fans would like him to because that is [[DiscreditedTrope tired and played out]], and [[WorthyOpponent anyone positioned to fight Brock Lesnar must have something real to them]]... but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Mahal is an exception]], as he and Lesnar don't consider Mahal a WorthyOpponent or even a worthy WWE Champion and Lesnar plans to brutalize Mahal similar to how he did Wrestling/RandyOrton a few months prior at ''[=SummerSlam=} 2017''. In fact, this promo was such a rare return to Paul E.'s old-school scathing form that some believed Heyman was in part responsible for Mahal losing the WWE Championship to Wrestling/AJStyles before ''Survivor Series'' and thus changing the match to a dream-match scenario of Styles vs. Lesnar.

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** Subverted and thoroughly justified in October 2017 when he addressed Lesnar's ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' cross-brand opponent, WWE Champion Wrestling/JinderMahal; he states he doesn't trash-talk Lesnar's opponents the way fans would like him to because that is [[DiscreditedTrope tired and played out]], and [[WorthyOpponent anyone positioned to fight Brock Lesnar must have something real to them]]... but [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Mahal is an exception]], as he and Lesnar don't consider Mahal a WorthyOpponent or even a worthy WWE Champion and Lesnar plans to brutalize Mahal similar to how he did Wrestling/RandyOrton a few months prior at ''[=SummerSlam=} ''[=SummerSlam=] 2017''. In fact, this promo was such a rare return to Paul E.'s old-school scathing form that some believed Heyman was in part responsible for Mahal losing the WWE Championship to Wrestling/AJStyles before ''Survivor Series'' and thus changing the match to a dream-match scenario of Styles vs. Lesnar.



** Heyman and Creatror/JimCornette speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.

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** Heyman and Creatror/JimCornette Wrestling/JimCornette speak of each other's talents far more warmly in recent years.



-->'''Heyman:''' My client wins tonight.

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-->'''Heyman:''' --->'''Heyman:''' My client wins tonight.


->''"'''''[[{{Film/Rollerball}} ROOOOOOOOOOOOOLL-ER-BAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!]]'''''"''

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->''"'''''[[{{Film/Rollerball}} ->''"'''''[[Film/{{Rollerball}} ROOOOOOOOOOOOOLL-ER-BAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!]]'''''"''



He first broke into wrestling as a photographer in Memphis, similar to Wrestling/JimCornette. He first appeared in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and later on Wrestling/{{WCW}} as "Paul E. Dangerously", a yuppie sports agent who managed the Dangerous Alliance PowerStable. After departing from WCW, Heyman went to the then-Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion (then part of the NWA) as a booker following Wrestling/EddieGilbert's departure, but shortly afterwards he assumed charge of the creative direction of the company and eventually outright buying it. A year later, the company, the flagship promotion of the struggling NWA, broke away to become its own entity, and was rechristened as ''Extreme'' Championship Wrestling.

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He first broke into wrestling as a photographer in Memphis, similar to Wrestling/JimCornette. He first appeared in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and later on Wrestling/{{WCW}} as "Paul E. Dangerously", a yuppie sports agent who managed the Dangerous Alliance PowerStable. After departing from WCW, Heyman went to was hired by the then-Eastern Championship Wrestling promotion (then part of the NWA) as a to help then-lead booker following Wrestling/EddieGilbert's departure, Wrestling/EddieGilbert, but shortly afterwards he assumed charge of the creative direction of the company following Gilbert's departure and eventually outright buying it. A year later, the company, the flagship promotion of the struggling NWA, broke away to become its own entity, and was rechristened as ''Extreme'' Championship Wrestling.

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* ShoutOut: Heyman's early ring name "Paul E. Dangerously" was a reference to the Creator/MichaelKeaton movie ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'', as Heyman bore a passing resemblance to Keaton when he was younger.


* XanatosGambit: A week prior to his client Wrestling/TheBigShow's WWE title defense against Wrestling/KurtAngle at Armageddon 2002, Heyman secretly picked up Angle as a client as well. No matter who won, one of his clients would be walking out of the pay-per-view as champ.

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A week prior to his client Wrestling/TheBigShow's WWE title Championship defense against Wrestling/KurtAngle at Armageddon 2002, ''Armageddon 2002'', Heyman secretly picked up Angle as a client as well. No matter who won, one of his clients would be walking out of the pay-per-view as champ.champ.
** He analyzed this beautifully during his guest appearance at ''[[Wrestling/WWEFastlane Fastlane 2017]]'' with regards to the Universal Championship match between Kevin Owens and Goldberg, the latter being his client Brock Lesnar's eventual opponent at ''[=WrestleMania=] 33''.
-->'''Heyman:''' My client wins tonight.


This rapid career rise, almost unheard of in the business, had a sticky wicket attached: Heyman was now managing literally ''everything'', resulting in a lack of corporate synergy and rapid burnout. Just before ECW folded, he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm sold off the company's assets and secretly entered talks with WWE]], a move deemed cold-blooded but necessary by insiders.[[note]]In the final days of ECW, Heyman did not even appear on the show, and was replaced as the leader of the backstage and creative by Wresting/TommyDreamer.[[/note]] After ECW finally entered into bankruptcy in 2001 (just weeks after WCW was sold to WWF), Heyman became a broadcaster for the WWF, and during that time, he recreated ECW as a stable, which would become the Alliance after it merged with WCW during Wrestling/TheInvasionAngle. Heyman was "fired" following the 2001 ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' when the Alliance lost a do or die match that marked the end of the angle.

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This rapid career rise, almost unheard of in the business, had a sticky wicket attached: Heyman was now managing literally ''everything'', resulting in a lack of corporate synergy and rapid burnout. Just before ECW folded, he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm sold off the company's assets and secretly entered talks with WWE]], a move deemed cold-blooded but necessary by insiders.[[note]]In the final days of ECW, Heyman did not even appear on the show, and was replaced as the leader of the backstage and creative by Wresting/TommyDreamer.Wrestling/TommyDreamer.[[/note]] After ECW finally entered into bankruptcy in 2001 (just weeks after WCW was sold to WWF), Heyman became a broadcaster for the WWF, and during that time, he recreated ECW as a stable, which would become the Alliance after it merged with WCW during Wrestling/TheInvasionAngle. Heyman was "fired" following the 2001 ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' when the Alliance lost a do or die match that marked the end of the angle.

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