Paul Heyman went on a twitter rant after rumors were spreading about his relationship with WWE, Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. Heyman tweeted the following:
“It is amazing how many rumors are flying around. I don’t like to address rumors. It lends credibility to them, and the moment you answer ONE rumor,you immediately call attention to the other rumors (no matter how ridiculous they are) by NOT responding!
We’re going to clear up some issues. Set the record straight. Get some people “on point,” and stir some things up!
Brock’s theory of “let them speculate” seems to be a damn smart one, and I certainly see the merits of that position.
HOWEVER (aha! There is a “but” involved here)… Just to address two items that so many people seem to be giving credence to.
@CMPunk and I have NOT pitched the idea of being aligned to anyone. If we did, you wouldn’t know about it. Did anyone know I was coming back on May 7th as Brock’s representative? NO ONE KNEW! So if @CMPunk and I have … or had .. or will have a plan … I assure you, it would have / will play out in front of your very eyes. @CMPunk doesn’t need an advocate. Nor a spokesman. Nor a representative. That’s not his character. Brock’s character totally different.
The other rumor to address … Whether @WWE is interested in extending my deal, Brock’s deal, etc. Not one single person has hit the nail on Brock’s deal with @WWE … and that’s the way Brock likes it! … and since NO ONE knows what my deal is, it would be impossible for anyone to state with certainty what my situation IS … or ISN’T! And, just for the record, I’m not discussing it.
Here’s my reasoning for it … When I left @WWE in 2006, I thought I was done. Gone. Never to return. I loved working with Brock on his book. Building #Looking4Larry with @MStuart777 has been a total blast! The @HeymanHustle website and digital program has been the cornerstone of our agency, and we love doing it.
This whole deal has been a surprise. A surprise for you. A surprise for my kids. A surprise for the WWE Universe. A surprise for ME, too. Enjoy the ride. Watch it unfold. See what happens. For the first time in forever, we have people GUESSING what comes next. If for no other reason but THAT, there’s nothing 2 discuss. You know there’s a heavily-promoted match this Sunday at @WWE #SummerSlam.
You’ve seen @ShawnMichaels, Stephanie McMahon, all our CHILDREN be a part of this main event. Now it comes down to Brock Lesnar vs HHH. If we’ve sold you on buying the ppv, I bet you get your money’s worth on this match alone. If we haven’t sold you on the ppv yet, then thank you for your time, and I hope something else has captured your attention or imagination.
Brock and I are “all-in” for this Sunday. And just based on what his future holds, HHH is “all-in,” too. This is a match everyone wants you to remember.
So … I’m not addressing any more rumors. I’m not confirming. I’m not denying. I’m focused on this Sunday … … and I’m looking forward to watching Brock and HHH live up to, and indeed EXCEED everyone’s expectations.
Is this hype? Yes. But it’s Hype routed in TRUTH. Is this a rant? A diatribe? A long-winded TwitSpeech? Absolutely! Hope you liked it.”
Wow! Paul had a lot to say…where should I start? Although the combination of Paul Heyman and CM Punk would be interesting and I would love to see some stables in WWE, Heyman is correct that Punk doesn’t need the help. He is one of the top guys in WWE right now and he got there on his own. I also agree with Heyman that Brock’s character is different aka Brock sucks on the mic. The IWC loves to discuss rumors about when people are coming and leaving WWE and what kind of deal they are getting. Without those rumors, what would we talk about? Just kidding. Maybe. However, Heyman should know that we are also very interested in the match itself. In fact, I would say it is one of the least predictable matches on the SummerSlam card. That may not be saying much, but I really am torn as to who will win the Triple H-Brock Lesnar match. And YES! Paul Heyman, we did like your rant, diatribe and long-winded TwitSpeech. Thank you. So Ramblers, what do you think about Heyman’s rant? What are your thoughts on his and Brock’s WWE status? Do you think Heyman and CM Punk should get together? I want to hear from YOU!
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I do agree that Punk doesn’t need a mouthpiece. He’s a great talker on his own. Brock, however, is a different story.
Wrestling Pet peeve: wrestling personalities telling fans to “sit back and enjoy it” while simultaneously talking about characters, stories, contracts, etc.
The part that struck me most was about Brock’s deal. So it looks like he may not be getting 5 million dollars for the 36 dates.
Heyman is leaving fans wondering IMO. I also agree on Punk not needing a mouth-piece, they’re completely different characters.
Wrestling personalities LOVE doing that. It seems to be a hobby of theirs. Heyman only makes a few appearances so he needs to do something with the rest of his time!
Why do you think hes not getting 5 mill for 36 dates?
Heyman said, ”Not one single person has hit the nail on Brock’s deal with @WWE”, that may suggest that dirt sheets could of gotten his deal he has now wrong. My point is, we don’t really know if it’s true or not.
“Hype is routed in TRUTH” He’s gonna manage Little Jimmy! Little Jimmy heel turn!
Any time Heyman is on a mic or ranting on twitter, I’ll listen/read! There are so few guys these days that articulate, sell, push and hype a feud or angle better than him. He’s right about Punk not needing a mouth piece but Lesnar is 100% less effective when he’s on the mic himself. When Heyman is speaking for him and Brock just reacts, twitches and looks mean, it works so damn well!