Chad Dukes of CBS Radio Washington DC 106.7 The Fan and ChadDukesWrestling.com had the opportunity to talk with Paul Heyman
Thursday afternoon promoting SummerSlam and his new Blu-Ray/DVD release Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman.
In the interview, Heyman and Dukes discussed Heyman’s new DVD, his feelings on ECW’s influence on the Attitude Era, Ronda Rousey, Cesaro, and the SummerSlam main event.
On others using ideas built in ECW:
“I’m a realist and I’ve always been of the opinion that Steve Jobs
wasn’t the head of Apple and every single solitary idea that Apple
implemented was a Steve Jobs’ idea. People came to Steve Jobs and
said, ‘What if we did this?’ And he said, ‘Yes, let’s do that.’ The
guy with the bigger platform, more money, a different way to market
it, and distribution channels got to make more money than the guy who
actually came up with the idea. And that’s just the real world. So,
I don’t sit here and bitch and moan and complain, ‘Oh well the
Attitude Era kinda my idea in ECW.’ It’s just the reality of it.
They had bigger money, they had more distribution, and therefore when
they put their spin on it they can claim it to be their own. That’s
just the real world. I look forward to the young people who come to me
with new ideas today that I can steal from them and become a
On which MMA star could make the transition to WWE:
“Ronda Rousey. I would love for Ronda Rousey to be a Paul Heyman Girl.”
“I remain very good friends with Cesaro and I appreciate his hard
work, I think he is a magnificent talent, but when it became obvious
that Option C had to be implemented, Brock Lesnar is a full-time job.
Advocating for Brock Lesnar requires my attention 24/7, 365, when that
is in play. So when it came time for Option C to be presented to the
Authority, I very respectfully noted to Cesaro, ‘This is going to
require my full undivided attention.’ Which Cesaro knew from day one,
and that’s why we have no hard feelings with each other. I still have
great admiration and respect for Cesaro as a man and for his future.”
Promoting Sunday’s Match:
“Brock Lesnar is going to slap John Cena silly. Brock Lesnar is going
to beat him up unmercifully and sadistically twist John Cena up in a
manner he’s never experienced, being manhandled, in his entire
On whether we’ll Lesnar more often as Champion:
“You will see Brock Lesnar when your conqueror deems it appropriate to
be seen by you.”
“So Brock will appear when he damn well feels like appearing, unless
you’ve got someone tough enough to drag him out there on nights he
doesn’t feel like appearing before you.”
Check out the full interview by clicking here.