Fans will have to get used to not seeing Paul Heyman work as a co-host on the WWE Talking Smack show alongside Kayla Braxton.
Last week’s episode saw SmackDown commentator Pat McAfee work the show with Braxton. Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “Heyman is now off Talking Smack” as he was told, “the change is permanent and not a one-week thing.” It was added that “there’s no real reason for it past a company decision.”
With anything in WWE, plans can change. Heyman has made some memorable moments with his interactions with wrestlers on the show.
The series originally aired from August 2016 until July 2017 with Renee Young and Daniel Bryan being the hosts. It was later changed to just a post-pay-per-view show for a few episodes before the show was nixed.
WWE brought it back in August 2020 with Braxton and Xavier Woods hosting. In November, Heyman was brought in. It’s unknown whether McAfee will be a permanent co-host to Braxton on the show going forward.
On Thursday, Heyman got fans talking by changing his Facebook profile photo, which was from the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns match at WrestleMania 34. This led to fans speculating whether Lesnar could be coming back to WWE soon.