Paul Heyman In Line For Big WWE Promotion?

A positive relationship with Stephanie McMahon could serve Paul Heyman well in a post-Vince WWE.

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Could Paul Heyman be one of the people to profit most from WWE's previously unforeseen post-Vince McMahon future? It sounds like the former ECW chief's positive relationship with new co-CEO and Chairwoman Stephanie McMahon may serve him well following Vince's retirement on Friday, if nothing else.

PWTorch's Wade Keller reported that in the aftermath of Vince's retirement, Heyman is "someone to watch" at the moment. Paul and Stephanie get along, according to people who've seen them working together. They share a "chemistry and dynamic that's very positive," too.

As previously covered, a creative "power grab" could be on the horizon for WWE. Vince McMahon's retirement meant relinquishing control of the promotion's television output along with his roles as CEO and Chairman. As a result, Bruce Prichard, Ed Koskey, and Paul 'Triple H' Levesque were the key creative figures at last Friday's SmackDown (WWE's first post-Vince show), though there's no word on who will take the lead permanently.


Heyman's ECW history and previous experience in similar roles for WWE may make him a leading contender for such a position.

Though he assists with creative for specific performers, including Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Heyman primarily works as an onscreen talent for WWE in 2022.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.