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[Paul Heyman Gallery]

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Manager/Promoter/Broadcaster: Paul Heyman
Real Name: Paul Heyman
Birthday: September 11, 1965
Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
Marital Status:
Debut: 1986
Previous Gimmicks: Paul E. Dangerously
Notable Feuds: Jerry Lawler
Jim Cornette
Midnight Express
Missy Hyatt
Sting
Madusa
Vince McMahon
Rob Van Dam
Brock Lesnar
The Undertaker
anti-ECW Crusaders

Wrestlers who Paul E has Managed:
Austin Idol
Tommy Rich
The Mercenaries
Dennis Condrey
Randy Rose
Col Debeers
Adrian Adonis
Samoan Swat Team
Mean Mark Calloway
Arn Anderson
Rick Rude
Larry Zbyzsko
Bobby Eaton
Madusa
Steve Austin
Don Muraco
Jimmy Snuka
Eddie Gilbert
Dark Patriot
Brock Lesnar
Big Show
Kurt Angle
A-Train
Shelton Benjamin
Charlie Haas
The Dudley Boyz
John Heidenreich
Sabu
Rob Van Dam


In The Beginning:
  • Paul Heyman debuted as "Paul E. Dangerously", a manager on the independent wrestling circuit..
  • 1986: Paul E. Dangerously managed Austin Idol and Tommy Rich in the AWA Southern promotion..
  • Paul E. Dangerously often clashed with Memphis-legend Jerry "The King" Lawler..
  • April 1987: Paul guided the Mercenaries to the CWA (Championship Wrestling Association) International Tag Team titles..
  • October 30, 1987: Paul led the Original Midnight Express (Condrey & Rose) over Lawler & Dundee to the AWA Tag Team titles..
  • Paul E. Dangerously left the AWA, and joined Jim Crockett's National Wrestling Alliance..

    National Wrestling Alliance:
  • 1988-1989: Paul's Midnight Express feuded with Jim Cornette's Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane)..
  • July 14, 1989: Paul helped The Freebirds beat Cornette's Midnight Express in the finals of the WCW Tag Team Tournament..
  • July 23, 1989 - Great American Bash: Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a Tuxedo match..

    National Wrestling Alliance - The Dangerous Alliance:
  • Paul E. Dangerously created a stable of wrestlers he called it the Dangerous Alliance..
  • ~~~The Dangerous Alliance consisted of Arn Anderson, Rick Rude, Larry Zbyzsko, Bobby Eaton, Madusa, and later Steve Austin..
  • January 30, 1991 - Clash of the Champions XIV: Missy Hyatt defeated Paul E. Dangerously in an Arm-wrestling match..
  • 1991: Paul bought the contract of then WCW television champion "Stunning" Steve Austin..
  • May 19, 1991 - Superbrawl: Paul E. dressed as Ricky Steamboat's ninja assistant and helped Rick Rude in his U.S. title match..
  • January 16, 1992: Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton w/Paul E beat Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes for the WCW Tag Team title..
  • May 23, 1992: Steve Austin w/Paul E. defeated Barry Windham to capture the WCW Television title..
  • October 25, 1992 - Halloween Havoc: Paul E. Dangerously fired Madusa, resulting in Madusa attacking Dangerously!
  • November 18, 1992 - Clash of the Champions XXI: Paul E. Dangerously vs Madusa ended in a DRAW..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • September 18, 1993: Paul Heyman became the booker for ECW (then known as Eastern Championship Wrestling)..
  • ~~~Eddie Gilbert was booking at the time, but Paul Heyman eventually pushed him out of power..
  • 1996: Paul E. purchased ECW from Todd Gordon, and renamed the promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling..
  • March 10, 1997: Paul Heyman debated Jerry "The King Lawler on "RAW" as part of an ECW Invasion angle..
  • April 13, 1997: Paul Heyman staged ECW's first pay per view appropriately named "Barely Legal"..
  • May 12, 1997: Paul Heyman brought wrestlers from ECW to "RAW" to work a short-lived WWF/ECW angle..
  • Summer 1999: ECW signed a 3-year contract with TNN (The Nashville Network) to produce a Friday night wrestling show..
  • 2000: ECW had potential financial backers, but Paul Heyman's "priorities" cost the company the opportunity..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman went out to California instead of meeting with backers, he spent all his time working on the movie "Rollerball"..
  • ~~~Many say this is because Paul Heyman's ego wouldn't allow him to give up so much stake in the company..
  • ~~~By this time, Tommy Dreamer had started doing a lot of the booking along with Raven and Lance Storm..
  • 2001: Extreme Championship Wrestling went out of business and folds | ECW was in debt of over $1,000,000..

    World Wrestling Federation - Broadcast Announcer:
  • March 5, 2001: Paul Heyman replaced Jerry Lawler in the color commentary positions on RAW & Smackdown..
  • July 9, 2001 - RAW: Paul Heyman reunited a group of ECW Alumni to mix things up in the WCW Invasaion situation..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, Lance Storm, Mike Awesome, Tazz, Raven, Rhyno, Justin Credible, and the Dudley Boyz..
  • ~~~Heyman says that the InVasion just got Extreme, and that ECW will take on WCW and WWF..
  • ~~~By the end of the night it was all a set up and Paul Heyman was actually in cahoots with Shane McMahon and WCW..
  • ~~~ECW & WCW merges into "The Alliance"!

    World Wrestling Entertainment:
  • November 15, 2001 - Smackdown!: Paul heyman delivers the greatest promo ever.
  • November 19, 2001 - RAW: One night after Survivor Series, Vince McMahon rehires Paul Heyman to do RAW Commentary..
  • ~~~However, before Heyman can take his position, Vince FIRES him again!
  • ~~~Heyman picks a fight with Jim Ross, who hammers Heyman too..
  • November 2001: Heyman takes an off-camera booking roll in the WWF for the time being..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Brock Lesnar's Agent:
  • March 18, 2002 - RAW: Paul Heyman returns to RAW along side Brock Lesnar..
  • May 19, 2002 - Judgement Day: Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman defeat the Hardy Boyz when Heyman pins Jeff!
  • October 26, 2002 - Rebellion: Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman defeat Edge in a Handicap match to retain the Undisputed title..
  • November 17, 2002 - Survivor Series: Paul Heyman turns on Brock Lesnar and helps Big Show win the Undisputed title!
  • December 19, 2002 - Smackdown!: Kurt Angle reveals that his new agent is Paul Heyman, in an effort to screw Brock Lesnar!
  • ~~~Paul convinces an angry Big Show that the three of them could be the most powerful group in wrestling!
  • February 23, 2003: Paul is removed as the head writer for the Smackdown brand, and will serve as a consultant for both shows..
  • March 6, 2003 - Smackdown!: Brock Lesnar brutally defeats Paul Heyman in the Steel cage, despite inteference by Team Angle..
  • May 5, 2003: Paul Heyman no longer attends TV tapings, he only critiques the scripts of Raw & Smackdown and offer suggestions..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The Return:
  • October 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: Paul Heyman makes his return, announced by Vince McMahon as the NEW GM of Smackdown!..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman's first night is a disaster when Undertaker wins the right to name any match, any place, against any person..
  • ~~~The Undertaker choses a Buried Alive match at Survivor Series... against Vince McMahon!\
  • October 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: Paul Heyman is ordered by Vince McMahon to "fix it" or else get the life choked out of him!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman forms Team Lesnar with Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Nathan Jones & Matt Morgan!
  • January 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Cena beat Rhyno in a "Wash your mouth out with soap" which was set up by Paul Heyman..
  • ~~~Chris Benoit joined in and put Paul Heyman in a loose sharpshooter while John Cena fed him large chunks of IVORY soap!
  • January 25, 2004 - Royal Rumble: Eric Bischoff (RAW GM) and Paul Heyman (SD! GM) get into confrontation and begin to catfight..
  • ~~~Sherrif Steve Austin drove his four-wheeler to the ring and delivered Stunners to both General Managers..
  • January 29, 2004 - Smackdown!: Paul Heyman rebounds from losing Chris Benoit by presenting a special 15-man Royal Rumhle!
  • February 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: Paul Heyman "benches" John Cena after the FCC cracked down on profanity on Network Television..
  • February 9, 2004 - RAW: Paul Heyman appeared to warned Bill Goldberg not to show up at No Way Out to screw Brock Lesnar..
  • March 4, 2004 - Smackdown!: Eddie Guerrero fights Paul Heyman while handcuffed, but Kurt Angle showed up and assulted him!!!
  • March 11, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Smackdown! roster turns on Paul Heyman and allows Steve Austin to invade Smackdown!..
  • March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker showed up and gave Paul Heyman a tombstone piledriver as the show was ending!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - RAW:
  • March 22, 2004 - Draft Lottery: Paul Heyman represents SD! as its GM during the Draft, but shockingly gets drafted himself to RAW!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman says he refuses to perform in front of the RAW audience and decides instead to QUIT!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Back on Smackdown!:
  • April 22, 2004 - SD!: Paul Heyman was chosen to act as "GM for a Night" after Kurt Angle was injured at the hands of Big Show..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman convinced the Dudleyz to turn heel and attack Rob Van Dam, and gave DVon a match against Eddie Guerrero..
  • May 27, 2004 - SD!: The Dudley Boyz defeated Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio when Paul Heyman jumped the rail and interfered!
  • ~~~After the match, Paul Heyman told the Dudleyz to make an Impact for a change and make a victim out of somebody!
  • ~~~The Dudleyz were movivated by what Paul Heyman said and abducted Paul Bearer by tossing him in their trunk and driving away!
  • June 3, 2004 - SD!: Paul Heyman asked Undertaker to join he and the Dudleyz, otherwise he would NEVER see Paul Bearer AGAIN!
  • June 10, 2004 - Smackdown: The Undertaker shocks the World as he bows down to Paul Heyman recognizing the power of the urn..
  • June 17, 2004 - Smackdown: Paul Heyman demonstrated his power over Undertaker by forcing him to ruin the Tag Team Main Event..
  • June 27, 2004 - Great American Bash: The Undertaker defeated The Dudley Boyz in a "Live Free or Die" match..
  • ~~~As a result, Paul Heyman pulled a switch which was to bury Paul Bearer in concrete cement but LIGHTNING struck!
  • ~~~The Undertaker made his way to the stage and said "I have no other choice" before pulling the switch and "killing" his manager!
  • July 1, 2004 - Smackdown: Undertaker tells Paul Heyman "If I'd do that to my only confidant, Imagine what I'll do to you!"

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Beginning of the End?:
  • July 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Heidenreich vignettes are shown with him coming to Smackdown! with Manager Paul Heyman..
  • August 2004: Paul Heyman returns to Smackdown! as the manager or John Heidenreich (booked as an unstoppable monster)..
  • August 26, 2004 - Smackdown!: John Heidenreich & Paul Heyman debut on SD! and kicks the crap out of announcer Josh Matthews..
  • September 6, 2004: Paul Heyman becomes part of the RAW Writing Team which is lead by Brian Gewirtz..
  • November 3, 2004: Paul Heyman was removed from the WWE writing team for reasons that are unknown at this time..
  • January 6, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich & Paul Heyman and put Paul Heyman inside of a Casket!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - ECW One Night Stand:
  • May 23, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff had a "funeral" for ECW interrupted by Vince McMahon, who brought out Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman pointed out that for the first time ever, the masterminds behind WWE, WCW, and ECW were in the same ring!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon revealed that he secretly supported ECW financially, while Bischoff's WCW went out of his way to destroy it!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon encouraged the two figureheads to butt heads and proclaimed "May the best man win!" and left the ring..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman cut a promo on Eric Bischoff, inviting him to come to ECW One Night Stand to experience ECW first hand..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman put an exclamation point on his messege by lighting Bischoff's black ECW-logo wreath on fire inside the ring!
  • June 6, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff & the anti-ECW crusaders (Edge/Christin/Tomko) called out Paul Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman came out with the Dudleyz to cut a promo on Bischoff and then said "ECW never backs down from a fight"..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then called out some additional "Crusaders" to stack the deck against Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman acted scared, but then declared.... ECW NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM A FIGHT and pointed to the rafters..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Rhyno, Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten showed up and the brawl insued with ECW coming out on top!
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: Paul Heyman got in the ring to cut a promo but ended up getting emotional by the response..
  • ~~~Heyman got control of himself and proceed to cut a shoot-style promo thanking Tod Gordon for giving him a chance to book..
  • ~~~Heyman thanked the "crazy bastards" (fans) for staying loyal before addressing the anti-ECW crusaders sitting on the balcony..
  • ~~~Heyman shot on Edge, saying "Matt Freekin' Hardy" igniting a huge "You Screwed Matt" chant from the crowd..
  • ~~~Heyman shot on JBL, saying "The only reason you were champion for a year, was because HHH didn't want to work Tuesday!"
  • ~~~Paul Heyman then looked in the camera and says this isn't WCW, RAW, SD! or WWE -- this IS E C FUCKING W!!!!!!!!!!!!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • Paul Heyman was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling in charge of the creative department for the OVW Television show..
  • December 2005: Paul Heyman, whose contract expires 12/31, was offered a new contract by World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • February 11, 2006--Live Event (RAW crew): Paul Heyman announced plans for a 2nd ECW One Night Stand PPV on June 11, 2006..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The Return of ECW:
  • May 22, 2006 - RAW: Mick Foley & Edge declared themselves Hardcore co-Champions only to be interrupted by Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman showed up and challenged Mick Foley & Edge to face Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk at ECW One Night Stand..
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Heyman showed up but was warned by Theodore Long not to be snooping around the locker room..
  • May 29, 2006 - RAW: The Paul Heyman vs Mick Foley face-off ended with Heyman announcing the aquisition of Kurt Angle to ECW!
  • June 2, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Heyman announced a Kurt Angle open challenge as well as Rey Mysterio vs Sabu for ECW ONS..
  • June 5, 2006 - RAW: Paul Heyman and a group of ECW wrestlers attacked John Cena until WWE wrestlers made the save!
  • June 7, 2006 - WWE vs ECW: Paul Heyman was in his glory talking about ONS and announcing the ECW time-slot on the Sci-Fi Network..
  • June 9, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Heyman offered Rey Mysterio a spot on the ECW roster, but Mysterio politely declined the offer..
  • June 11, 2006 - ECW One Night Stand: Paul Heyman cut an motivational speech to start the show and to pump up the audience..
  • ~~~Later: Rob Van Dam defeated John Cena to capture the WWE title when 2 referees were knocked out and Heyman counted 1-2-3!
  • June 13, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman announced that the decision stands and Rob Van Dam will remain the WWE Champion!
  • June 13, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman started the show by officially awarded Rob Van Dam the ECW World Heavyweight title..
  • June 24, 2006--ECW House Show: Paul Heyman cut a promo thanking the Phili-fans and being glad to finally be back in Philadelphia..
  • July 4, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman "screwed" Rob Van Dam out of the ECW World title, helping the Big Show win it!
  • July 11, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman was surrounded by riot squad when he suspended Rob Van Dam for 30 days..
  • July 18, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman appeared with riot squad (Basham Brothers) and gave Tommy Dreamer the kiss of death..
  • August 15, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman announced that Kurt Angle was injured and had to be "medically suspended"...
  • August 29, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Paul Heyman beat Sabu with interference from The Riot Squad, Big Show, RVD & Bob Holly.....
  • October 27, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Heyman tried to convince Batista to ECW but Batista wouldn't hear anything of it...
  • October 27 & 28, 2006--WWE/ECW House Show: Rob Van Dam defeated Paul Heyman (sub for ECW Champion, The Big Show)..
  • October 31, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Big Show & Test defeated RVD & Hardcore Holly when Paul Heyman (in a Gorilla suit) interfered!
  • December 5, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi (Taped 12/4): Paul Heyman started the show with an emotional speech about ECW D2D..
  • December 4, 2006: Paul Heyman was "sent home" by Vince McMahon (Work or a shoot? Your guess is as good as mine)..